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4-hi or low?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Lenix, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Lenix

    Lenix Registered Member

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    I'm going to take my 91 Burb got to Glamis next week, is it better to run 4 Hi-or Low in fine desert sand---not hard pack but loose sand?????
    thanks
     
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    MattK 1/2 ton status

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    i cant say i know much about the sand, but some specs on your rig might be useful.
     
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    On sand you wanna be on Hi as long as you can keep the momentum going, air down to get a big foot print.
    Low will get you too much torque which helps digging in the sand.
    The only time you want lots of torque is if you have paddles.
     
  4. Lenix

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    thanks, has anyone used paddles on there rig before?????????
    Or is this for a new thread?
     
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    a few guys have run paddles, you need some serious power to run them. I ran paddles on a heep cj-7. If you tell us what mods you have done to your truck it will help guys be able to tell you how to set up and run in the sand. What motor, est HP., trans, gearing, lockers, tire size and type?

    You don't need to start a new thread, this discussion is how to run loose sand, that includes paddles.
     
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    mxfireman 1/2 ton status

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    Air down to about 15 psi and four wheel drive hi you will be fine. There is no need for paddles IMO. I was able to follow the buggy's 90% of the time. I was also able to make it up comp hill too. Have fun!!!
     
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    I've been many many times and I'll be out there for turkey day too. For just normal cruising around I'm in 2wd. and if we're playing I'll be in 4hi. you only really need low out there if you're stuck
     
  8. Lenix

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    thanks for the info guys.

    every one have fun playing this weekend.
     
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    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    what are you gonna be out there in. look for me at Olds during the day or at the drags at dusk then back at Olds at night. If ya see me come say hi...It's always cool to me more CK5'ers

    I'll be in my blue blazer with white top. I'll have a Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon flag flying behind it.
     

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