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post #1 of 20 Old 07-09-2012, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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1st Beach Drive Trip Report

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Where: Race Point, Provincetown, MA (National Seashore)

got my over the sand pass in May, but finally got to take her out..aired down to the recommended 11psi, 4 Hi, and ESP off (held down for 7 seconds - display read ESPOFF)

was in 1st gear most of the time, at one point i had the wheel turned all the way to the left, but was going straight...we were on a bit of a slope, but i think the stock 18" A/Ts were sliding a bit...

had a great time, think i need a tire up grade.....nothing like the beaches of the outer Cape...

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post #2 of 20 Old 07-09-2012, 09:06 AM
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Watch out for the Great White's though there not Jeep eaters

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post #3 of 20 Old 07-10-2012, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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was more worried about the steering issue than the sharks.....its it normal to have the wheel turned all the way to the left and still be going straight?? I'm chalking it up to the tires not gripping the sand while we were on a slight slope (left side was our high side, sloping left to the water)

looking for a good all terrain for sand/snow/pavement...
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post #4 of 20 Old 07-10-2012, 07:26 AM
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Nice photos, as for your steering worries, don't worry you are fine, it happens on sand. I would recommend 4lo for sand to keep the torque multiplication better.

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Nice! But I can see why your tires are sliding.. almost car-like... Get some rubber!!
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post #6 of 20 Old 07-10-2012, 12:03 PM
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The Cape is nice, lived in Sandwhich for 3 years. The beaches in P-Town are great. Looks like fun. Did you get a chance to try some of the Cape Cod Beer's beach blonde?

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the stock 18's are terrible....looking to go with BFG all terrains or duratracs on the 18's or find some Rubi 17's
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Can't go wrong with Duratracs.

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If you have 4wd you would probably be fine without airing down (at least with a decent set of tires)

Looks fun! Like the roof rack!

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post #10 of 20 Old 07-10-2012, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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we have a family house in Eastham, spent my summers there as a kid, worked there over the summers in college, lived there for a bit......nothing like the Cape...

Beach Blonde is my favorite....

We're up there alot, esp when there is surf there and not here on long island, i'll shoot up....
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i was in 4 HI.....

need better rubber for the winter too, thats why i'm thinking Duratracs....
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post #12 of 20 Old 07-10-2012, 01:53 PM
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I love my duratracs. I ran the Army Recruiting Station in Hyannis and we lived on the Air Station. We were just up there in Aprilfor a week, went to Percy's for Breakfast every morning.

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post #13 of 20 Old 07-10-2012, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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any thoughts on how the Mud Terrains would be....good reviews on tire rack...can get some on Rubi 17"s that only have a few miles on them...(guy took off his Rubi to replace with aftermarket tires/rims)
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post #14 of 20 Old 07-10-2012, 03:02 PM
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I have the BFG M/T's that are standard on the Rubi. I do a lot of beach driving and they do a great job for me. I usually don't air down unless I know I'm headed to really soft sand and I seem to get better traction than most others on the beach. I have about 15K on the tires now and they are still like new on the sand.
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post #15 of 20 Old 07-10-2012, 03:06 PM
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I was stationed with the coast guard on cape cod, used to drive on nauset beach all the time. I lived in hyannis too. You guys have me all nostalgic now

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