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paddles for the dunes on your truck

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by 97yota4wd, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Jan 19, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    has anyone used paddles on their truck at the dunes? i know dtftacoma has some.

    what truck do you have/engine?

    what size paddle do you run?

    are you geared/locked?

    2wd or 4wd?

    and would you rather run paddles or no? do you bog down at higher speeds?
     
  2. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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    Greensystemsgo

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    has anyone used paddles on their truck at the dunes? i know dtftacoma has some. I know you mentioned me just want to put the info out there

    what truck do you have/engine?
    4.0

    what size paddle do you run?
    33"

    are you geared/locked?
    stock gears yes locked

    2wd or 4wd?
    2wd

    and would you rather run paddles or no? do you bog down at higher speeds?
    I usually keep it in 2nd or 3rd so it doesn't bog too bad
     
  4. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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    You've got 4x4 Eric.
    You don't need paddles. Drop to 12 psi and drive.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:18 AM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    pismo meet? :spy:
     
  6. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    hah what? drive your truck in the dunes and then get back to me:)
     
  7. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    .......jason, Anthony and i are all seasoned vets out in the dunes :confused::confused::confused:

    edit: and all of our sig pictures are in sand. :notsure:
     
  8. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    Mmmm I love seasoning :)
     
  9. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    thanks anthony! what cup paddles do you have?

    i know, but have you driven your truck in glamis? paddles would help BIG TIME. i have only been stuck once when it was all stock but it would be so much easier to get around in the big dunes
    glamis meet?:)
     
  10. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    i meant nick haha, not you guys:) and pismo and glamis are alot different, pismo is way more flat.

    fwiw i have been going to the dunes since i was born pretty much so im seasoned too:)
     
  11. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    Cause the sand is so much different in Glamis?

    With you only having the 4 banger you'd be hating life out there. Sand is a power thief.

    I stand by my previous statement. Drop to 12 psi and drive.
     
  12. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    uhhhhhhhhhhhhh....... no its not haha.

    sand is sand.... :cool:

    it takes skill to drive with no paddles. even cooler on a non-locked rear :p
     
  13. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    I prob wouldn't run paddles with a 4 banger
     
  14. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    First of all I would agree paddles on a 4 banger will probably not work

    Second, the sand at the edges of glamis, and at pismo are a lot more grainy. As you get into the middle of Glamis the sand is waaaay finer. Beach sand is nothing like middle of glamis dune sand that has rolled from the beaches thousands of years ago. Also while Pismo is measured in acres Glamis is measured in square miles and is the largest OHV accesible set of dunes in North America. So no, sand is not sand
     
  15. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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    yeah its finer, and the dunes are way bigger and much more of them.

    and yeah thats what i have heard but i wanted more opinions. think i would still hate it even with 4.88s?

    and i do go down to about 13 out there.
    yeah it does take skill, and i can go everywhere in glamis with out paddles, but with paddles i think it would be much much easier.

    :( seems like thats the general concensus


    :D:cool:
     
  16. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    A sand run would be fun!
     
  17. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    sorry expert. ill leave now.
     
  18. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:57 AM
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    lol but he is right.


    have you been to glamis and pismo brian?

    2wd without a locker in glamis you will get stuck at oldsmobile on flat ground lol
     
  19. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:59 AM
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    That is why Eric asked if you have been to Glamis. If you havent been to both I am not sure why you would comment that Pismo and Glamis are the same
     
  20. Jan 20, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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