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So I aired down the tires to 15 PSI, set the Selec-Terrain switch to SAND, and cruised on the beach for about an hour or two today. This was my first time driving off road. The sand was pretty loose and deep in certain areas, but the Renegade definitely held its own and I did not get stuck at all. :)

Setting the Selec-Terrain to sand, automatically sets the vehicle in 4WD Lock and turns off the electronic stabilization. Upon leaving the beach and airing the tires back to 35 PSI, it was definitely nice being able to turn on the air compressor and then sit back down in the driver's seat and monitor the air pressure from the driver information display.
 

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So I aired down the tires to 15 PSI, set the Selec-Terrain switch to SAND, and cruised on the beach for about an hour or two today. This was my first time driving off road. The sand was pretty loose and deep in certain areas, but the Renegade definitely held its own and I did not get stuck at all. :)

Setting the Selec-Terrain to sand, automatically sets the vehicle in 4WD Lock and turns off the electronic stabilization. Upon leaving the beach and airing the tires back to 35 PSI, it was definitely nice being able to turn on the air compressor and then sit back down in the driver's seat and monitor the air pressure from the driver information display.
Awesome, which beach did you go to? I live on the Sound side of LI (Town of Huntington) and never looked into getting a beach permit.
 

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Yes, I plan on using it for fishing. And I have been looking at roof racks. I'll probably get the thule aeroblade cross rails and thule ski rack, since I will also be using them for my skis.
 

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Yes, I plan on using it for fishing. And I have been looking at roof racks. I'll probably get the thule aeroblade cross rails and thule ski rack, since I will also be using them for my skis.
Nice, kinda pricey but Thule makes quality stuff that will outlast your Jeep, and since you're going to need a place for your skis anyway, even better.

For fishing rods, I like the rack that the Wrangler has available as an aftermarket accessory that mounts to the front bumper. We'll see if they come out with a similar device for the Renegade.
 

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So I found this alternative rack that connects directly to the side rails without the need for crossbars. This makes it about $450 cheaper than the Thule aeroblades and ski rack I was looking at originally. So I placed the order today, and I'll post back after I install them sometime next week.


[ame]http://www.amazon.com/Thule-5401-Snowcat-Carrier-Factory/dp/B000CQ208W/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8[/ame]
 

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That's a great picture of the Jeep on the beach. :)
 

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jtjt, I looked into doing this and it seems like there are pretty tight regulations for beach use of vehicles. Did you have to have all your fishing gear with you? I don't fish or hunt so I might be SOL if I want to drive on the beach :T
 

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I wonder what sticking a rack on the rent is going to do to aero, or at least sound. For sure its going to need some kind of 'spoiler' in front of the rack?

Willy, I actually haven't noticed any wind noise with this rack and the aerodynamics don't seem to be affected too badly. I took a trip to NJ last weekend and got 32/mpg on 100% highway driving, at speeds around 65 mph.
 

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jtjt, I looked into doing this and it seems like there are pretty tight regulations for beach use of vehicles. Did you have to have all your fishing gear with you? I don't fish or hunt so I might be SOL if I want to drive on the beach :T


On Long Island, they only offer 4-wheel vehicle beach permits for the purposes of fishing or surfing. This website provides more information on the fishing permit requirements.


http://www.longisland.com/4x4-beach-pass.html
 
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