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Unread 05-03-2011, 09:49 AM   #1
ozmanyyy
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Heading out to the Cape this Summer

Hi Guys,

We're heading out to the cape this summer and I'd like to bring my TJ and ride out on the beaches with an overland permit.

Any tips from anyone as I just got the Jeep and haven't tried any wheeling at all yet. Any tips for driving on the sand to what I should bring, etc?

This is my first 4x4 that's not full time 4wd but I assume there's nothing special I need to know, just shift into 4wd before heading into the dunes.

From past trips to the Cape, I've seen stations where people air down thier tires before heading out and back up when leaving. How low should they be ?

I have a basic TJ 4.0 5spd with 31x10.5's and no lift.

Thanks for any tips
Oz

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Unread 05-05-2011, 08:14 PM   #2
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I'm no pro, but 15-20 lbs seems as low as you should go. Bring air if you can, so you don't have to wait in line. Other than that, food & beverages, the usual for a camping trip or day at the beach.
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Unread 05-06-2011, 07:10 AM   #3
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I'm no pro, but 15-20 lbs seems as low as you should go. Bring air if you can, so you don't have to wait in line. Other than that, food & beverages, the usual for a camping trip or day at the beach.
Sounds good, Thanks.

I found the permit guide online and they have a list of things they check at the inspection so I have some more info to go on there too...

Thanks
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Unread 05-06-2011, 01:25 PM   #4
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Can you provide a link for that guide? Thanks in advance.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 06:03 PM   #5
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Can you provide a link for that guide? Thanks in advance.
Sure, no problem.

I'm still open to any driving tips for sand and off roading in general..\

Thanks
Oz

http://www.nps.gov/caco/cape-cod-nat...ch-driving.htm
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Unread 05-07-2011, 06:56 PM   #6
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If your beach is anything like the beach I go to with a manual tranny, I would recommend using 4Lo. I burnt up my clutch the first time off roading going through some soft sand in 4Hi last year. I tried it this year in 4Hi as I got better driving stick and I can get it going but I can smell clutch.

I bought an air compressor at Harbor Freight for $60. It will inflate a 30'' AT from 0 psi to 30psi in 2 1/2 minutes.

http://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt...sor-66399.html

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