Re: S-truck on sand dunes
S 10s are notorious for breaking lower ball joints. Ive seen it happen many a time in the desert.
Be carefull, and try to carry some spare s with you. The last two i saw these last 2 weekends left on a tow truck cuz ain t no Pep Boys out in the dezert, hence no where to buy ball joints.
Other than that, wide tires with low PSI and lockers are your friends with a 4cyl 2wd in the sand.
Do yourself a favor and get that stuff, plus open up the exhaust for better high rpm power. Header, bigger piping, straight through muff...........such as Magnaflow for instance, will put you a notch above the rest.
Then later you can get the California Super Trucks Uni Ball kit(upper only) with wider arms for more travel.
Good luck brother.