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I'll be down there the 12th-14th, feel free to come and hang out. We're camping at Oregon Inlet but I'll probably be up at Corolla at some point during the weekend.
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I'll be down there the 12th-14th, feel free to come and hang out. We're camping at Oregon Inlet but I'll probably be up at Corolla at some point during the weekend.
when of june....i think me and the beautiful girlfriend (see rangers with girls thread) are going in august when she finishes her summer semester of nursing school....she has like 2 weeks off before the fall semester begins so i think thats when we're going...i really wanna go to the july 17-19 meet, but cant do both....i live freakin 365 miles away or more....im def going to the next one!!!
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let me know when you guys are going and ill meet yall down there.
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^^^thatd be nice, since itb be my first time on sand, maybe you can help me out.....itll prolly be a thurs thru a sunday, but not sure of what nights yet....
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ok let me know when bc i work shifts and i can let you know ahead of time what time i can be there if i know the date.
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cool ill let you know
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Yeah I'm going June 12-14 and then the meet in July. Maybe August too if I can afford it.
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have fun man...
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yeah cory and david. i was there with them sunday. there were alot more lifted rangers out there sunday. he called me asking about the RF camping meet. we gonna have to go again soon and meet up down there and scope out some hot chicks.
Dang It, I knew I should have went back out there. Two of my brothers were out there though.
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Dang It, I knew I should have went back out there. Two of my brothers were out there though.
yea you should have we were cuttin up. corys dad knows all the park rangers down there. half the time they were parked by us talking to him. played horse shoes forever but im regretting it now bc im not burnt im blistered.
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jeez i was there saturday and the sand at corolla was the worst ive ever seen it, well it was like the way it is in august when it gets really really soft, i just parked all day and watched people get stuck and lended a hand a few times to the torists that dont know what they are doing, funny stuff

back on topic i was a huge believer and not needing to air down, did it for the first time this weekend and its a night and day difference, went down to about 20psi so i could drive down the road alittle ways to the pump, i will never not air down again, besides that nc beaches are easy and there is no need to use low range or a lower gear, if it gets very soft than maybe but no need really.......
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Good thread, I'm going down to Oregon Inlet in a few weeks to break my beach driving cherry lol. Should be fun, I plan on airing down to 15psi just to be safe.

Be carful man that 1fiddy is a hell of a lot heavier than a ranger.

For anyone driving on the beach (soft sand) Take a couple short 2x4's and a shovel. You ever get stuck and you'll be able to get yourself out. Been there don't that. But had to use some old pallets, hey it's all we could find.


My Ranger on the 36's had a hell of a time in 4hi so I ran 4lo the whole time we were down in obx. Just seemed like I wasn't beating on it so bad.

Speed kills! Don't haul butt on soft sand with stock tires it will get you stuck so much worse.

I did this everyday, but you need to atleast do it when you get home. Wash the crap out of your under carriage. Sand gets everywhere and the salt will eat your truck up.

Guys with 20's or chrome rims... put a fresh coat of wax on them before you go out and it will protect them from the sand and salt.
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Be carful man that 1fiddy is a hell of a lot heavier than a ranger.
i don't think trent has anything to worry about if you would have seen the stuff that was down there this past weekend.
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oregon inlet is all cute and stuff during low tide but bring high tide in and watch the biggest trucks out there sink to the doors along that dune going towards the bridge.....all the reason i avoid that place
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oregon inlet is all cute and stuff during low tide but bring high tide in and watch the biggest trucks out there sink to the doors along that dune going towards the bridge.....all the reason i avoid that place
alright guys now yall got me scared on going out to the inlet.....when i was young, my dad used to take a reg cab 2WD long bed v6 out there and NEVER ger stuck...also get this also a freakin 88 grand marque station wagon (a tank) and never get stuck, surely to goodness my 4wd ranger will do alright....even on stock wheels...
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alright guys now yall got me scared on going out to the inlet.....when i was young, my dad used to take a reg cab 2WD long bed v6 out there and NEVER ger stuck...also get this also a freakin 88 grand marque station wagon (a tank) and never get stuck, surely to goodness my 4wd ranger will do alright....even on stock wheels...
Your 4wd ranger is going to weigh 4600 lbs with you and all your gear in it.. thats ALOT of weight for 4 small stock tires on sand.... its all about how wide your tires are to how much you weigh.. thats why a small 2wd pickup is so much better, they weigh 1200 lbs less
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I'm not too worried about getting stuck, a buddy is coming with me and he can pull me out if I do.
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alright guys now yall got me scared on going out to the inlet.....when i was young, my dad used to take a reg cab 2WD long bed v6 out there and NEVER ger stuck...also get this also a freakin 88 grand marque station wagon (a tank) and never get stuck, surely to goodness my 4wd ranger will do alright....even on stock wheels...
Go to Corolla for your first outing. Get used to the feeling of driving on sand. Then if you like it, go on to Oregon Inlet or Cape Hatteras.

If I have the week/weekend off when you go, I'll come down and pull you out if needed. Be advised, i WILL post pictures for others to laugh.
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Go to Corolla for your first outing. Get used to the feeling of driving on sand. Then if you like it, go on to Oregon Inlet or Cape Hatteras.

If I have the week/weekend off when you go, I'll come down and pull you out if needed. Be advised, i WILL post pictures for others to laugh.
haha...im sure you will, but i bet NO ONE has ever been stuck on this site have they......
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Pssh I've been stuck for stupid reasons. Fell in a damn sinkhole on the side of the road when I was turning around one day.
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doesn't matter what you have.

RUN 4HI

Put it in Drive

Deflate to 15psi

You will be fine.
Exact thing I do when I cruise Pismo beach in Cali....and that can be some thick soft sand that's all torn up from the 1 ton trucks with toy haulers!
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