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    Default Beach driving tire pressures

    I have e load rated tires I am taking my new truck to the beach in a couple weeks. My old truck normal pressures were 36 psi and I found 22-24 psi worked great in the sand. Does anyone have any good starting points for tires that are rear 80 psi and front 60 psi I don't want to get embarrased and have to get snatched out.

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    You can run those at 20 lbs and be fine as long as you don't do any high speed sharp turns. This is what blows the tire off the rim. I used to run my 33's at 5 lbs in the sand but I would occasionally blow one off screwing around. I carried a CO2 tank so I could air them back up when that happened. Have fun!
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    5lbs?! wow ive never gone that low and i would probably freak it the tire came out of the rim lol
    i usually just go like 25-26... it seems to work fine... it also depends on the kind of tire youve got
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    in my dads jeep, it has 36's and we air down to 5lb's to, it had 15" rims also, but we wernt going that fast, and always had tons of traction

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrynino View Post
    5lbs?! wow ive never gone that low and i would probably freak it the tire came out of the rim lol
    i usually just go like 25-26... it seems to work fine... it also depends on the kind of tire youve got
    Oh yeah. Some hard core wheelers go down to 3 PSI. That's what beadlocks are for.
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    Thanks for the info I appreciate it.

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    AT the beach this week .
    I dropped tires down to about 22# and truck just about glidded over the sand.
    I have to admit I was a little bit anxious but the new truck did just fine, I checked the trans fluid temp and it was about the same as highway driving . So I guess that indicates how easy it goes across the sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2COR517 View Post
    Oh yeah. Some hard core wheelers go down to 3 PSI. That's what beadlocks are for.
    I'd go down to 5psi, but the boss won't let me run beadlocks. He claims they are illegal for highway use in Cali. I go as low as 15psi in sand, gravel, or snow. When the going gets rough on the rocks I drop the pressure too. Take a look at the picture. A tire with normal pressure doesn't get a footprint that an aired down tire will. You can spend $50 or $60 for special tools to deflate your tires. I bought four of these clip on air chucks and air down all four tires at the same time. It is a real time saver and they cost me less that $20 for the set at Harbor Freight. I use a portable pump, or CO2 to reflate when I'm back on the highway.
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