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If anyone was wondering my Jeep GC limited with QT2 performed flawlessly on the beach without a hiccup. I took my 2017 limited on the beach on Long Island and the QT2 sand mode worked great. Stock tire were aired down to 18 psi. Sand was super soft and ruts were fairly deep, early in the season so the sand wasn't traveled on frequently yet. I was a little apprehensive at first but once I got going I got used to the handling characteristics quickly and had a blast. Can't wait to do it again. Gave her a nice long fresh water bath when I got home.
 

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Second day off roading on the beach. This time I went to the sore thumb. Sand is a lot deeper in spots here and the trails are narrower. The weather was terrible and not a lot of other 4x4s so didn't want to chance getting stuck with nobody around. I played it safe and stayed close to the trails. 20180415_165916.jpg 20180415_170347.jpg 20180415_170840.jpg 20180415_170850.jpg 20180415_165927.jpg
 

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Awesome! I just took my 2018 out on the beach down here in south jersey for the first time over the weekend...





Sand mode even with tires inflated @ 35psi impressed me. I usually save the beach for my WJ since I really don't care what the salt does to it.
 

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Yes, you need a permit. Permit applications ended on March 31st.
Nice pics, crap I forgot about the deadline. Looks like I have to wait till day after labor day. The permit is actually a "fishing permit' is that correct and did you go right to the beach to get one? - thanks!
 

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Nice pics, crap I forgot about the deadline. Looks like I have to wait till day after labor day. The permit is actually a "fishing permit' is that correct and did you go right to the beach to get one? - thanks!
Yes, it's a fishing or surfing permit. Must have fishing equipment with you. I am an avid fisherman. I got my pass at Parks department headquarters in Babylon near Belmont lake state park.
 

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Awesome! I just took my 2018 out on the beach down here in south jersey for the first time over the weekend...





Sand mode even with tires inflated @ 35psi impressed me. I usually save the beach for my WJ since I really don't care what the salt does to it.
Nice, I aired down to 17 psi, you really should air down some because it saves the beach and less strain on your transmission. You glide over the sand not through it when you air down. I also put front and rear recovery points on my limited just in case I need a pull. If you don't air down you could actually dig yourself in.
 

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I give her a complete fresh water rinse from top to bottom and undercarriage to get all the sand and salt off immediately when I get home.
 

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Yes, it's a fishing or surfing permit. Must have fishing equipment with you. I am an avid fisherman. I got my pass at Parks department headquarters in Babylon near Belmont lake state park.
OK thanks I'll have to wait till Labor day to get one. So even if your not fishing that particular day you need to have some "fishing gear" in the Jeep at all times.
 

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OK thanks I'll have to wait till Labor day to get one. So even if your not fishing that particular day you need to have some "fishing gear" in the Jeep at all times.
Yes, must have all equipment all the time including fishing equipment, and not just a rod but bait or lures as well. The main problem is that so many people really don't fish, they just play the game so they can 4x4 and hang out. They disturb and get in the way of the avid fishermen who are there to actually fish which was what the permit was made for to begin with.
 

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I've driven 3 different vehicles on the beach in Oregon without airing down although the sand wasn't that soft as you usually see 2WD vehicles out there. One person left their full-sized pickup in 2WD and ended up digging holes in the sand. Lucky for them, I was hoping to get some sunset pictures and was able to pull them out. His wife was not afraid they would be stuck out there after dark until we pulled up. :)
 

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Yes, must have all equipment all the time including fishing equipment, and not just a rod but bait or lures as well. The main problem is that so many people really don't fish, they just play the game so they can 4x4 and hang out. They disturb and get in the way of the avid fishermen who are there to actually fish which was what the permit was made for to begin with.
Well, I fish as well, but your going to get that, especially on LI since there really is no off-roading available anywhere that I could think of.
 

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Well, I fish as well, but your going to get that, especially on LI since there really is no off-roading available anywhere that I could think of.
Yea, I know. I've already seen it the first day I went out. Some complete DBs already showed up dressed like they were going to a jersey shore fist pump party. Blocking the air down section to BS with their buddies.
 

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I've driven 3 different vehicles on the beach in Oregon without airing down although the sand wasn't that soft as you usually see 2WD vehicles out there. One person left their full-sized pickup in 2WD and ended up digging holes in the sand. Lucky for them, I was hoping to get some sunset pictures and was able to pull them out. His wife was not afraid they would be stuck out there after dark until we pulled up. :)
This is not Oregon, lol. Sand is completely different. You won't get anywhere in 2wd. It's a requirement to air down here, if you don't they could pull your permit.
 

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Nice, I aired down to 17 psi, you really should air down some because it saves the beach and less strain on your transmission. You glide over the sand not through it when you air down. I also put front and rear recovery points on my limited just in case I need a pull. If you don't air down you could actually dig yourself in.
Yeah thats very good advice. I only took it out for one quick run so I didn't wanna go through the trouble. I use my WJ for the beach which has all the proper recovery gear and correct tire pressure. :thumbsup:
 
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