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Never posted on here before but have been reading for several years and enjoy your stories and would like to meet you or any other members. We would love to tag along on your Salinas Point run but doubt the ride we keep down there is worthy. Have a 08 Grand Vitara with a few inches of lift and 31's on it but it's a total pooch power wise. We are going to be down tomorrow and staying for a week or so.
The Mexican Pangueros make that drive along the beach in twenty year old two wheel drive pick up trucks with four mismatched bald tires, they do get stuck but usually have a half dozen hombres in the bed to lift it out of the sand or mud.
As for myself I will be testing out a brand new set of MAXXIM RAZR MT's at 36" tall on ten inch wide wheels. I drop the pressure to eight pounds when we leave the highway and the Jeep will go anywhere in comfort. The Mexicans stick to the wet sand at the surfline but even with a high speed approach almost always need hombre power to climb the final dune back up to the flats.
From the wet sand of the surfline to the dunes the dry sand is powder soft and deep, so plan on a lot of slow gas guzzzling creeping. I use a half tank of gas just on the beach so I always carry two five gallon Jerry cans in order to make it back to Penasco. There is no gas between the Pemex at the Los Conchas turnoff and El Desemboque so you are on your own. If you need gas at El Desemboque it will be eight or ten dollars a gallon and hand pumped from a fifty five gallon old rusty drum. We air up under a shade tree before we hit the highway home.
Friday morning will be at Guiseppies for breakfast as we plan our campaign for the weekend. We are usually there around 11 AM. You can't miss the Jeep that will be parked in front.