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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Silver Lake sand dunes

Not finding much of guys experience on the dunes. I know some talk about Glamis, but I was wondering about performance at Silver Lake. I have been going for years but nwver with a T4. I have a 2017 T4 stock with 28x10 Warthogs. Anyone take their T4 up? How did it do? I know they rent them, but just wondering about the big hills? Thanks.

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We plan on heading up there this summer at some point. I also have the same question. The mechanic from the kawi dealer said they usually take the mules up there when they go because the Teryx struggles going up test hill, but thats only one opinion. i think the teryx would do just fine IMO.
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I think it will too. Its all in how you drive it And if not there are always ways around and up the ends of the hills.
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i couldnt agree more. We should do a teryx meet out at silver lake. Would love to provide video/picture evidence to aforementioned kawi technician of our findings.
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I plan on having the go pro going and will post pics. Trip isnt until July but I will try and remember 😁
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I have been to sand mountain in Nevada with paddle tires and it was not that great of an experience, could go up small hills, but nothing long and steep. The sand there gets softer in the afternoon because the moisture is less. At time I couldn't even make it all the way around the bottom
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I was looking at silver lake sand dunes online. It appears right up against the lakes, so there should be moisture in the sand, so it should be great. No moisture in the sand in Nevada
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It gets pretty soft as well @ silverlake. They do rent them specifically for the dunes up there, so I think it will do ok. Guess I will find out come July. I will try and follow up when I get back to let everyone know. Thanks guys.
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I'm sure you will do just fine, specially if you have sand tires, or air down to about 5/6 psi
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Well just got back and it was a blast! Couple spots that I couldn't make it up but I just switched my line and gave her hell! Not the best thing to have at the dunes but the fam loved it! Once I found a good line I could get a touch of air off the last couple hills!
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Not finding much of guys experience on the dunes. I know some talk about Glamis, but I was wondering about performance at Silver Lake. I have been going for years but nwver with a T4. I have a 2017 T4 stock with 28x10 Warthogs. Anyone take their T4 up? How did it do? I know they rent them, but just wondering about the big hills? Thanks.
regular mud and at tires never do AMAZING in the sand but with 4x4 and heavy throttle you can still have fun, its just harder on machines without paddled. To save money You could even just get some 12in wheels and 26in paddles on the rear and do WAY better than with regular tires and 4x4 all the time. The smooth tires up front would help a bit with turning but not a huge matter unless you are racing and stuff. The t4s do ok in the sand with peddle down to the floor and 4x4 with regular tires but again even just rear paddles will make a noticeable difference. Now when its loaded with 4 people it will still not do as good as one person on a paddled atv.

There are folks taking t4s to sand mountain and south Idaho all the time. Even just rear paddle tires make the difference though and it will be much easier on the machine.

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