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Thumbs up 4x4 trip in the West!!!

All right, anybody out here on the left coast intersted in an all-Nissan off road excursion? I'm up for just about anything!! I will drive 1000 miles for two days of fun! I'm a total 4x4 NOOB, but I've got a head full of comon scense and willingness to take calculated risks.

I was checking out some different clubs that do some pretty good trips up here in Oregon but they're almost exclusivly CJs and small P/Us. All the full size guys are ridin' on 44s with skyjacker lifts! We need to form a group thats just the right fit! Anyway, all you 4x4 armada owners out here in the West, lets get something going!!

BTW, I'll be down in Vegas for a week for Halloween! I could find a way to ditch the family to play in the sand!

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Man that would be awesome. I would have to put a different set of wheels though on my Q. Depending on what type of offroading your taking about I might consider it. Never done it before, always wanted to though.
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Pismo Beach, for a weekend of fun in the sand?


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Pismo Beach, for a weekend of fun in the sand?
Pismo is a good idea. Took my landcruiser up there one time for some fun. Not a bad idea.
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Well, I grew up in Fresno, so Pismo apeals to me for memories sake. I live 25 mile south of Oregon Dunes, however, so I play in the sand ALOT! I was kind of thinking of the mountains or dessert. I'd realy like to hit the rubicon trail, but my lack of experience makes me wary.

BlackQX, I would recomend some other tires. It looks like you don't have more than an inch and a half of sidewall (NICE WHEELS!) so you wouldn't be able to bag your tires. But who's to say everyone's rig needs to go everywhere? We could meet up somewhere close to the trails and "carpool"
Anyway, I'm glad you guys responded! Lets see if we can't make some noise and get some others interested!

I would also be happy to host a trip to the Oregon Dunes! Getting my Mada unstuck has become second nature, so I can be of some help to off-road newbies.

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Rubicon

here is a good article for beginners. My thought is; if an H3 can do it, we should be able to STOMP this trail!

http://autos.msn.com/advice/article....tentid=4024207

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how much offroading will the stock contis allow?

Sounds like an interesting idea...
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They would do fine on logging roads and the like. They might be ok in sand as well. Just let out some air, down to 15psi. This will widen your wheels and give you more grip. When you bag your tires, however, you need to drive with more care. Sudden turns at higher speeds can roll your tires right off the rims. I've never seen this happen, but I keep it in the back of my head anyway.

I have seen a freind gun it in 1st gear with bagged tires while stuck in the sand. You can actually see the tires spinning on the whell:eek:

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IM INTERESTED!!!!!! but i think the rubicon trail is gonna be extremely hard for these rigs. Seeing that we're about two wranglers long. Rubicon trail is very tight and narrow. and are rigs are very big and wide but going trail driving and possibley mudding sounds very fun.

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IM INTERESTED!!!!!! but i think the rubicon trail is gonna be extremely hard for these rigs. Seeing that we're about two wranglers long. Rubicon trail is very tight and narrow. and are rigs are very big and wide but going trail driving and possibley mudding sounds very fun.
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