First successful Glamis Dune trip Presidents Weekend
The weather at Glamis this President's Weekend was the best I've ever been in, no high wind sand storms.
I had only 3 miles on the ODO when I hit the sand with the YXZ, I left with over 200.
The installation of the MPI turbo by Scottsdale Cycle Center was flawless, Jimmy there does things right. We have the fans wired to be on all the time and I never detected any heating issues. I did feel heat thru the tunnel cover upon my right knee a few times, but it went away shortly without me having to stop, guessing the thermostat was cycling and the radiator had no problem expelling the heat.
My theory was to install the turbo so as to not need paddles, and evidence seems to prove it. I climbed China Wall, Brawley Slide, Lizard Hill and Cadillac hill in 3rd gear, 8-9k RPM, with a passenger. At Oldsmobile, I went Left diagonal jumping across the easy ramp and then went up the Left/South steepest peek, again in 3rd. My tracks were the only ones up that peek at the time. 5 minutes later, RZRs tried the same line and failed.
All the times my group stopped to rest, I never got stuck. Going further south of the Named Hills, being West of China Wall, we got into to some soooooft powdery crests. I had to lag behind the quads a bit to let them transition over, for when I hit it in 3rd on boost to get over, I would overtake them way to quickly. And they are a fast group, mind you. But the YXZ was always begging to go faster. The suspension really like running in 4th better than 3rd.
Nobody wrecked their machine, Nobody died, a good time was had by all in Wash 12.
If you are in Scottsdale, AZ, look up Jimmy at
Scottsdale Cycle Center,
This one man show is a treat to watch. In the week he did my turbo, he did two others, he's got skills.