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For the sand. you will need a flag and a flag mount. If you don't have one, no worries. You can buy them at two different places right at the entrance to the dunes. You will need tools to put them on. If you don't have tools, someone in the parking lot will probably help you out.

Also on the sand dunes, be careful and take your time running the dunes. The wind can change the layout of the dunes overnight. You will need a tow strap with you. You will get stuck. Many people will get high sided at the top of the dunes. They will get to the top of a dune and not have enough speed to crest over the top, and bam they are stuck. Also if you carry to much speed, you get airborne and will jump the Jeep, hopefully not roll it end over end. These things happen often. Also just know that because you ran a dune and it was easy at one spot, you can move over 50 yards and it can be completely different. Water at the dunes can look fun to drive through. If you have not seen someone drive through it, Walk it first. It may look like hey its only ten feet across it and then you are in water over the hood. I have seen water over the roof of lifted trucks and Jeeps. There is plenty of water to play in, just know some of it is very deep. I have pulled an s10 blazer out where the whole blazer was under water and the kids were standing on the roof in mid calf deep water. They had to swim down to hook up the strap.

Make sure you air down. Even with stock tires, air down to about 8 to 10 psi. This will make you day so much easier. You will probably get some people that have never ran the dunes say that it is too low, just ignore them. There are many that run 3 or 4 psi with stock wheels and tires with zero issues in the sand. If you are worried about it, try 12 psi first. If you have trouble climbing the dunes, and keep digging in, keep letting air out until it becomes easier. You will be fine with 8 or more psi....


Drummond Island.

Mud is not really that big of a deal. If you are charging mud and water holes at a high rate of speed, just know that it will force mud everywhere and make it 10 times harder to clean. This is what I tell people that are wheeling. If the water/mud hole looks smooth going in and out of the hole, you should be fine. If is is rutted up going in and out, you should check it for depth and softness with a stick. I would air down also for Drummond Island, 15 psi or so will really smooth out the ride.

You are more likely to have deep water than unavoidable deep mud. With some conservative driving, you should not have any problems on Drummond Island with mud causing you problems. If you are by yourself, make sure you have self recovery gear with you. Think winch and straps....

Hit me up and I will be at the Dunes for Jeep Invasion
For the sand. you will need a flag and a flag mount. If you don't have one, no worries. You can buy them at two different places right at the entrance to the dunes. You will need tools to put them on. If you don't have tools, someone in the parking lot will probably help you out.

Also on the sand dunes, be careful and take your time running the dunes. The wind can change the layout of the dunes overnight. You will need a tow strap with you. You will get stuck. Many people will get high sided at the top of the dunes. They will get to the top of a dune and not have enough speed to crest over the top, and bam they are stuck. Also if you carry to much speed, you get airborne and will jump the Jeep, hopefully not roll it end over end. These things happen often. Also just know that because you ran a dune and it was easy at one spot, you can move over 50 yards and it can be completely different. Water at the dunes can look fun to drive through. If you have not seen someone drive through it, Walk it first. It may look like hey its only ten feet across it and then you are in water over the hood. I have seen water over the roof of lifted trucks and Jeeps. There is plenty of water to play in, just know some of it is very deep. I have pulled an s10 blazer out where the whole blazer was under water and the kids were standing on the roof in mid calf deep water. They had to swim down to hook up the strap.

Make sure you air down. Even with stock tires, air down to about 8 to 10 psi. This will make you day so much easier. You will probably get some people that have never ran the dunes say that it is too low, just ignore them. There are many that run 3 or 4 psi with stock wheels and tires with zero issues in the sand. If you are worried about it, try 12 psi first. If you have trouble climbing the dunes, and keep digging in, keep letting air out until it becomes easier. You will be fine with 8 or more psi....


Drummond Island.

Mud is not really that big of a deal. If you are charging mud and water holes at a high rate of speed, just know that it will force mud everywhere and make it 10 times harder to clean. This is what I tell people that are wheeling. If the water/mud hole looks smooth going in and out of the hole, you should be fine. If is is rutted up going in and out, you should check it for depth and softness with a stick. I would air down also for Drummond Island, 15 psi or so will really smooth out the ride.

You are more likely to have deep water than unavoidable deep mud. With some conservative driving, you should not have any problems on Drummond Island with mud causing you problems. If you are by yourself, make sure you have self recovery gear with you. Think winch and straps....

Hit me up and I will be at the Dunes for Jeep Invasion.
Thank you! Youre a king man! appreciate the help!
 

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quick question with sand dune driving...is there anything I need to add to my jeep to prepare for driving? I have a stock jeep sport. Also when it comes to riding in mud...Is there anything I can do to not have my jeep in the shop...I hear a lot of stories of people getting mud in the engine or something?
Well, it's not a submarine, but you'd be surprised at what it can do. Of course if you get into mud/water you want to be careful of the depth and you'd want to check differential, transfer case, and transmission fluid for water intrusion as soon as possible after exposure. But they are pretty well protected and have vent tubes that go fairly high.

A stock Sport is still a VERY capable off-roader, so experience will be more important because for a good while the Jeep's capability will exceed the driver. But modifying your Jeep is a BIG part of the fun, so I'd advise gaining experience and then using that to determine what you want to do to make it do what you'd like it to do.

Some of the most fun I ever had in a Jeep was in a bone stock 93 YJ with a 4 cylinder. Your Jeep is exponentially more capable than that little YJ was.
 
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I started this thread and never posted a pic of mine! I don't have many though.
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