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EricDavis621
May 1st, 2011, 11:27 AM
I think it would be cool to have a section of the board dedicated to Trails that people have found or know of for people just looking for a place to off road.

It could be organized by Country/State/County, etc...
People could give reviews, take photo's/vid's, and or plan meet-up's easier.

I dunno, just a thought. What do you guys think?

mcmuda
May 2nd, 2011, 03:47 PM
We had a vote to start a section called "DirtZuki" similar to "DirtyImpreza".

The Shadow
May 2nd, 2011, 03:58 PM
Well, it probably won't get sanctioned, but within 500' of my house are some of the nastiest trails you'd ever want to take a nice little SX4 on.
That is, if you don't mind loosing some paint.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/My%20Jungle%20Roads/NarrowTrail.jpg

Come on down! We'll sacrifice some paint and have a ball, running the back roads.
And if you have an AWD, you'd better have a rear skid plate too. Lift kits and big wheels
would be right at home here. Low riders, stay home!

:cool:

EricDavis621
May 4th, 2011, 10:36 AM
I hear that, and your in florida? can you drive on beaches anywhere down there?


Well, it probably won't get sanctioned, but within 500' of my house are some of the nastiest trails you'd ever want to take a nice little SX4 on.
That is, if you don't mind loosing some paint.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/My%20Jungle%20Roads/NarrowTrail.jpg

Come on down! We'll sacrifice some paint and have a ball, running the back roads.
And if you have an AWD, you'd better have a rear skid plate too. Lift kits and big wheels
would be right at home here. Low riders, stay home!

:cool:

The Shadow
May 12th, 2011, 11:11 AM
The only beach in Florida, (that I'm aware of) that you could ever drive on was/is Daytona Beach. Now the beach directly in front of Daytona Beach is off limits to cars, but there are beaches north of there where you can still drive.
In the past year or so, several children have been run over by stupid drivers on the beach, so many want that beach closed to cars too.

Personally, I love to walk the beach without worrying about some drunk running over me.
Come on down....there's lots to see!
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/Biketoberfest08/DSCI0012.jpg
This pic was taken at Biketoberfest 2008, in front of Main Street Station,
across the street from the Cemetary. :wink:

The beach is much nicer, without all the vehicle traffic.

My favorite time to go to Daytona Beach is for Biketoberfest, in October. It's pretty much still summer here in October. Bike Week in March can be pretty cold and windy, and not so pleasant on the beach.

:cool:

SX4DUDE2013
May 16th, 2011, 10:45 AM
yea, u can drive on Daytona beach. I went there for spring break. A lowered SX4 with 2wd DOES NOT like the loose sand. I once got off the main "path" to park off the "path" so I could run up to my hotel. Almost dug myself a very deep hole. JUst closed my eyes. put it in 3rd and floored it. lol Didnt get stuck :)

The Shadow
May 24th, 2011, 04:23 PM
Correction!
The beach directly in front of Daytona Beach has been closed to car traffic for over two years now.
However, there are beaches both to the North and South of that stretch which are indeed open to car traffic.

Back in the day of beach driving, this area at the Main Street Pier, would have been a solid line of cars.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/Biketoberfest08/DSCI0482.jpg

Sand, sun and a few bikinis, but NO CARS!
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/Biketoberfest08/Datonabeach4.jpg

I'm there at least twice a year, for the past 22 years. I sure miss the driving on the beach.
It's fun to see the stupid tourists getting stuck in the loose sand.:hi::hi::hi:

Y'all come on down for Biketoberfest.

:cool:

Brumbie13
May 24th, 2011, 04:46 PM
We had a vote to start a section called "DirtZuki" similar to "DirtyImpreza".
Where was I when this happened?

Speedlvr
May 24th, 2011, 06:53 PM
Where was I when this happened?

Probably preparing for the rapture :hi:

EricDavis621
June 15th, 2011, 08:52 PM
I'de love to throw up a little sand, not much here in NY though...

The Shadow
September 3rd, 2011, 08:45 AM
Florida is nothing but sand.
When I'm standing in my front yard, I'm standing on top of 65' of pure while sand.
It's that far down to the old coral reef, which we now call bedrock. :)
I have what used to be beach front property, even though I'm 90 miles from the Atlantic and 75 miles from the Gulf. rofl

Out here, I can stick a 2WD car in just a few seconds, regardless of ground clearance.
This crazy sugar-sand will suck you right in like Quicksand.

One day, I did make the mistake of going off the main roads without locking in my 4WD and buried my front end, till the front bumper was sitting on the sand. The front wheels/tires had thrown sand all the way up over the top of the car. A good nic-name for my SX4 would be "Digger".:hi::hi::hi:

Anyway, after cogitating on the problem for a few moments, it occurred to me that I was still in 2WD. My bad!
So I dropped my tire pressure to about 20#, then locked in 4WD, with ESP OFF and slowly and carefully backed out of the holes I'd dug in the sand and went merrily on my way.

I've driven through some horrible places with my SX4, in 4WD and I've never gotten stuck.

Some guys (city dudes) with so-called 4WD trucks, don't fare so well.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/MudHole013011/ReallyStuck2.jpg
These kids are waiting on a Monster truck to come along and pull them out.

Then there's those guys who come prepared for whatever Florida has to offer.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/MudHole013011/BigEd.jpg

I just love to hang out with my buddies at the old Mud Hole.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/InGoodCompany2JPG.jpg

Y'all put on your sand-dogs and come on down and we'll go 'trailing'.

Cheers Mates!
The Shadow FL :cool:

Suk SX4
September 3rd, 2011, 10:41 AM
I know in the Outerbanks (OBX) in NC you can drive in a bunch of different beach areas. Just have to be careful not to get in the soft spots.
In Uwharrie National Forest -east of Charlotte, I've been there w/ my FJCruiser. There are some easy trails I am sure our SX4 can make
a few of them and it would be fun.
I've been to The Shadow's areas too.

Of course, our SX4s have limitations so I would be careful.
With bigger tires, skid plates and a lift kit you'll be a bit more confident though when going over rocks.

Wagoneer
September 3rd, 2011, 06:28 PM
That's a good idea to have trail locations!

It has been SO hard to find any open trails in Southern Ontario. I've pretty much come to terms that if I want to ride trails LEGALLY, I have to drive about 2hrs north to find anything.

Suk SX4
September 3rd, 2011, 07:52 PM
Here's a link:
http://www.offroadnorthamerica.com

Wagoneer
September 3rd, 2011, 09:25 PM
Here's a link:
http://www.offroadnorthamerica.com
Told me about what I knew before :P

I had buddies say the one up in the sault was awesome but I didn't know it was in the top 10 in NA. Not sure if it's worth a full-day drive one way though. Plus, most of those trails the SX4 wouldn't even be let on, lift or no lift!

The Shadow
September 7th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Yeah, skid plates are good. The underside of my SX4's front end is poked, scraped, gouged, bent and marred, by rocks.
My rear skid plate has several nice grooves in it, from rocks. And those were just in the middle of the road.
And I've not even been "Rock Crawling".

:cool: