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Thread: Beach driving tire pressures
08-27-2009, 07:51 PM #1
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.
08-28-2009, 08:18 AM #2
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!Jim
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08-28-2009, 01:25 PM #3
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 got2008 NBS Silverado Z85
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08-28-2009, 06:48 PM #4
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
08-28-2009, 10:00 PM #5
08-29-2009, 09:40 PM #6
Thanks for the info I appreciate it.
09-06-2009, 05:42 PM #7
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.
09-06-2009, 06:16 PM #8
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