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Old 05-12-2009, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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dusy trail vehicle requirements?

never been there so im curious, what would you say is the minimum tire size needed to run the dusy?

could an experienced driver, 31"s lockers, winch, and lots of armor make it through alive?
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With that combo, don't go by yourself............. Its gonna be a long trip with lots of rock stacking !!!
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If your coming in from Kaiser and going down Tompson hill you "might" be fine. I ran it (going down) with 32's on a basically stock cruiser. Wasnt pretty but....



Going up Tompson on 31's will require lockers F/R, a very skilled driver with lots of seat time in a well prepped rig and a good winch for backup. Going the trail alone is stupid no matter what the rig... Its 33 miles from end to end and 67 miles on the road to get back to the other end.


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If your coming in from Kaiser and going down Tompson hill you "might" be fine. I ran it (going down) with 32's on a basically stock cruiser. Wasnt pretty but....
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Going down is easy.Kinda like falling down the stairs

We went up Tompson in the dark last Sept.Im glad I have 42s cuz Im lazy

Something else to make sure to bring is a good pair of gloves.I forsee you touching alot of rocks running 31s

Dusy is one of my favorites.Even when you wake up to snow

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I did the dusy from the courtright side in my IFS 4runner. One locker. 4.0 tcase. No lift. Lots-o-armor. Took the winch once. Blew a bead coming up thompson. It was a handfull.

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well its not sumthin id plan to do with 31"s. im just trying to get an idea of how hard the trail is and what kinda trails i could make it through if my xj only had 31's. thats all. thanks for the input!
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A Samurai with a rear locker is perfectly adequate on 31's for Dusy.
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? for anyone who has run this trail during september or october. Did any one see very many deer up there? How about in august?

So I am not hijacking completely, I rode with a tacoma with 2.5" lift on 33x10.50s, stock t-case, 4.88s and armor. It was a little tough, ut it did fine overall. And yes, there were several other rigs with us.
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I was up there last Sept.Over three days I saw one.

But I wasnt really looking so I would bet we passed more
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