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Old 07-09-2013, 09:53 AM
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I'm sorry, but that's not right. 4x4 should be able to get a truck out of nearly anything with nearly ANY tires. I have Uniroyal all-purpose tires on mine, and I had no problem in DEEP sand. If I came close to getting bogged down, I just gave it more throttle, and I stayed right on top of the sand.
Sand perhaps, but go into real thick mud with crappy stock tires and you'll get stuck. The tires will just keep spinning
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Sand perhaps, but go into real thick mud with crappy stock tires and you'll get stuck. The tires will just keep spinning
You're 100% correct there, but mud is EVIL
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Alright fellas, I need some help...

Decided to drive my truck onto the beach and noticed some issues.

Here's what happened:
- put truck in 4 auto.
- started driving but as the dry sand got a little deeper (up the the wheel), I started to get stuck. The wheels weren't spinning and the truck was shaking a little.
- I put in 4 lock, no help.
- Turned off Traction control, no help.

After spinning and rocking, I started to smell clutch...

Anyways: why was I struggling so much? I have the stock tires with 30k on them, so that could be part of the problem? Makes me want to get some new 35s!

I'm from Colorado, and the truck is awesome in the snow. What's going on? Driver error?

I at least got a good pic of the truck on the beach....
The shaking was probly axle wrap. Look it up. Where is this good pic of your truck on the beach U speak of?
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I am assuming that you have the Goodyear SR-A's and if you do, that is a contributing factor. They are probably the worst tire I have ever run on my Jeeps and when I bought my last Wragler, I refused to take delivery with them on the Jeep.

I live near the coast and sand running is common for me so with 150 miles on the RAM, I traded in the tires for some 305/55R20 all terrains. You need a good all terrain or mud tire that is as fat as you can fit. BFG all terrain tires are absolutly wonderful on sand as long as they are wide enough.

Air down to 18 - 20 psig and keep the momentum up in the soft stuff becuase our trucks are so heavy. If you start to slow, get on the throttle being carful not to over spin the tires. When you stop, make sure it is either in a more firm spot or that you are on a grade facing down.

Carry some 2x12's about 3' long and a shovel. As long as you don't bury it to the frame, they will get you out.
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Sand is easy my friend. Between pismo Dumont and glamis there is plenty of it here in Cali. No special tire needed. Just air down to 20 psi as many others have said. Imo a straight up bogger style mud tire has no advantage over a stock tire in deep sand. It will tend to dig deeper in the sand. You want to stay on top of the sand. Airing down makes your footprint wider and you basically float on top. Been there done it. Mud is a different story!! That's when you want to dig in! Hope this helps
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Also... spike is right about the boards and the shovel. They can get you out of almost anything
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these are the tires you need for the beach



that way even if you get stuck just wait for high tide
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The biggest misconception with driving on sand is you need an aggressive tire. Believe me when i say a bald tire will work better on SAND then anything else. It is key to air down at least to 20 psi, more if necessary. And without question you should be in 4 wheel lock. Aggressive tires will work well everywhere else, but will get you into trouble on sand and bury you faster if you make a mistake. In sand slow and steady wins the race lol.
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The biggest misconception with driving on sand is you need an aggressive tire. Believe me when i say a bald tire will work better on SAND then anything else. It is key to air down at least to 20 psi, more if necessary. And without question you should be in 4 wheel lock. Aggressive tires will work well everywhere else, but will get you into trouble on sand and bury you faster if you make a mistake. In sand slow and steady wins the race lol.
There is a lot of truth in this, especially for a beginner sand driver. But, I prefer a more aggressive tire but you have to be careful because it will dig in. Once you get moving and a good pace, the aggressive tire is much better but you can't just romp on the gas. If you start to dig, the aggressive tire will get you in trouble in a hurry.

I ran a full size Bronco in the desert dunes in west Texas for years (looked like the Sarah that you see on TV) and used mud tires...fat ones. They provided much better throttle response, turning and braking but again, get too aggressive and you are screwed. In comparison, my buddy had a F-150 and had stock width tires. After pulling him out 4 times in 30 minutes, we left his truck on the pavement.

A fat tire, aired down and smooth throttle control are key. Use throttle to turn. If you are moving at a strong clip and come on a dip or large bump, get on the brakes before you hit it and then release them just before the dip. This allows your suspension to recover from being compressed while breaking, and it has more ability to absorb the impact.
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I live at the beach and go often in deep soft sand in 4 lock. Never had any problemms and am running stock tires. My daughter even likes to get stuck in 2wd then pop it in 4 and away we go. Seems odd to get stuck so easily.
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