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whos got these pictures?!
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here is one link, A big group of us camps at a campground near the dunes. pretty fun as a big group when you get the sites next to eachother.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f70/ju...no-way-107863/
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thanks for the link Andy and count me in on this. Looks like a lot of fun, never driven on dunes like this ive been on the beach once but this looks a lot better.
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thats the spirit!
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thats a lot of water ... can you fish there ? incase my truck breaks it would be nice to have something to do hahaha
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The dunes is a very mild offroad experience...you can turn it a little bit more intense by how and where you drive. You can choose to drive in areas where you probably wouldnt need 4wd, or you can choose to drive in areas where you tires are off the ground more than on...look at the past dunes picture threads and you will see.
I would suggest keeping the wheels on the ground. A bent steering knuckle is $105 fix.

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thats a lot of water ... can you fish there ? incase my truck breaks it would be nice to have something to do hahaha
Thats lake Michigan.
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Wheels off the ground is fine too...just keep in mind that the limiter for uptravel on the suspension is the shocks...if you are airborne you WILL have to replace the upper shock bushings and possibly the front shocks after...i had to every time so far..i hope to make some limit straps before then
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I am planning a trip out there around that time with some friends I'm going to have to try and talk them into going this weekend.
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Mike, do you have a blue reg cab truck on mustang wheels?
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Justin,
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i meant the lowrider one...i see a blue lowered truck around here all the time...and a green one that the license plate used to read "GETDOWN" he lived at like michigan ave and merriman
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oh no its bright yellow and has not ran in about 5 years. i do know that ranger your talking about I have seen it a few times also.
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if you are airborne you WILL have to replace the upper shock bushings and possibly the front shocks after


lol wut?
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Wheels off the ground is fine too...just keep in mind that the limiter for uptravel on the suspension is the shocks...if you are airborne you WILL have to replace the upper shock bushings and possibly the front shocks after...i had to every time so far..i hope to make some limit straps before then
do you mean doing jumps or bouncing around like i was doing? i never looked at my bushings but it doesn't seem like i've had any damage done aside from what happened to my skid plate/radiator. i have a feeling something also caused my water pump to start leaking at a lower portion. i forget where the tech said it was leaking from.
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3rd weekend for sure then?


also for the new people there will be a thread with details about registering at the camp grounds and what you should come with.
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do you mean doing jumps or bouncing around like i was doing? i never looked at my bushings but it doesn't seem like i've had any damage done aside from what happened to my skid plate/radiator. i have a feeling something also caused my water pump to start leaking at a lower portion. i forget where the tech said it was leaking from.
any kind of driving that causes your suspension to leach its uptravel limit, which im sure you did...inspect them and make sure the upper washer for the shock bushing isnt inverted and the bushings are in one piece
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thanks, i'll be washing my truck soon and i'll take a look at it.
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I'm going to keep this in mind. Been wanting to go and it seems like it could be a very good turnout! I know 03edge could possibly want to go as well. Hopefully I'll get some new parts on the truck by then so I know it can withstand the Dunes! ha
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yeah Zack I say call it a for sure deal for the 3rd weekend in June. Looks like that will work out for a good turn out and give us some extra room to breath for any work needing done on our trucks
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