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Going to Pismo - got some questions

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by AZ4point0, May 17, 2012.

  1. May 18, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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    dirty dangler

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    rule #1- dont go to sleep at 8pm in the dunes!! theres a crew of tw hooligans who roam around late night..also keep one eye peeled for sand deer
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  2. May 18, 2012 at 8:15 AM
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    ask for tow money? :rolleyes:

    If I do more than a pull or two I generally ask for 5 bucks
     
  3. May 18, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    Oh, gotcha. :thumbsup:
     
  4. May 18, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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  5. May 18, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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  6. May 18, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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  7. May 18, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    LOL is that him?? "fuck me ..."
     
  8. May 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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    Like said before AIR DOWN! Makes a night and day difference.
     
  9. May 18, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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    Lol no that was at superstition I'm talking about relik at pismo he launched his truck and everything was fine
     
  10. May 18, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    this guy lol!!! eddie put his new truck through more in the first few months then 99% of the trucks on here will ever see
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  11. May 18, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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    Not true at all! A lil drive finese, air down, locker if a gotta it and keep ur momentum up, stop on downward slopes. U will be fine, and have a blast! Oh bring a shovel too, u can save urself from a tug if ur barely stuck. Let us know when ur going a few of us would go too. Tacokid aka Brian lives right there and is always there.

    X1000000000



    Fawking sand deer and TW hooligans and their shananagins! :)
     
  12. May 18, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    Fucking sand deer and TW hooligans

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  13. May 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    Type II vs Type I error.

    Would you rather someone not jump their truck and possibly be fine jumping it? Or do you want someone to jump their truck and possibly wreck?

    I would never personally encourage someone to jump their stock truck.

    Pismo is fun for stock trucks to drive around in the dunes, but this may happen, and it is not worth the risk:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. May 18, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    I specifically stated that I didn't advise jumping I was trying to make a point that you can go out with a stock truck and still have plenty of fun
     
  15. May 18, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    Shouldn't jump a stock truck period! I agree never encourage someone to jump ANY truck, I usually try to talk em out of it. That being said some build their trucks to do stuff like that and know the consequences.

    Pismo is fun. And is fun in a stock truck too! It MAY happen if u do stupid stuff. Those two jumps were both a dumb call! One guy paid for it and one got away with. Telling someone don't go to pismo cuz tha can happen to you :rolleyes: like saying don't get on freeway cuz u could wreck it going fast. Drive with in ur trucks ability and driver ability.

    I disagree pismo is worth it! WAY WORTH IT!

    Rant over... ;)
     
  16. May 18, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    Pismo as awesome for stock trucks, everytime ive gone i was stock. Jumping isnt worth it, rent an ATV.
     
  17. May 18, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    Just be careful on this atvs member shemicals buddy went to big 1st dune an got fucked up
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    He is smiling here but sure wasn't strapped to the back board :rolleyes:
     
  18. May 18, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    Not enough.
    -14 psi up front.
    -10 psi in the rear.

    -Recovery strap

    Besides food and camping gear these are the basic needs when venturing out into the dunes.
     
  19. May 18, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    I was right behind Matt when it happened.....it was pretty damn awesome.
     
  20. May 18, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    I'm a local. Had my fill of the dunes a long time ago. Too many drunk idiots for me.

    As far as driving: air down to 15psi, any lower and you are risking losing a bead, unless you have onboard air, hi lift jack, bumpers to lift with a hi lift, etc, you don't want to deal with this. If you have 4WD, and you air down, you'll have no problems with a stock Tacoma. A prerunner with the rear locker engaged should do okay as well. Just requires a little more momentum.

    Once you drive off the beach and into the dunes on "sand highway", it's pretty well marked and not really all that challenging if you stay on sand highway. Once you get out to where the hill climb areas are, just sit and watch for awhile. You'll be able to see where the buggies belong and where the stock Tacomas belong.:D

    Always climb straight up a dune and go straight down. If you get sideways you can roll over. In a 4x4, the best thing to do if you start to get sideways is steer the frontend straight and give it some gas. The front wheels will pull you back in line. I've never driven a locked up prerunner out there, I'd imagine it's a lot more dangerous to get sideways in a 2WD, and a locker would seem to make that worse.

    There is a single Chevron station on Grand Ave in Grover Beach that has lots of free compressed air to air back up. There also used to be a coin op car wash there too, not sure if it's still there. I used to pressure wash underneath as soon as I got off the sand. Then I'd use soap and water the following morning. Beach salt and rust is no joke.

    DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE! State park rangers are out there. Sometimes in trucks, sometimes in quads. They have a sandrail also. It may seem like an anything goes type of place sometimes, but it's not.

    Oh yeah, check the tides before you go. There is a creek crossing on the beach that is questionable in a stock truck when the tide is up. We used to sit and watch people get stuck in that creek at high tide. I have seen a few engines lost in there too. I used to time our arrival and departure to occur at low tide. If you are camping, definitely be aware when setting up camp.

    There are quad rental companies here also if you feel like going fast. I second all the cautions about slip faces and drop offs in the dunes. It can be dangerous if you don't know where all the bad spots are. Take it slow.

    Edit: Last I heard they are requiring an orange flag and whip on all vehicles in the dunes. Used to be just the quads.
     
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