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Old 07-06-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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My first wrangler at age 55. Any tips on how to drive on the beach without getting stuck or damaging my tires or other parts of the vehicle.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:47 AM   #2
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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An easy steady pace is best, remember momentum is your friend. Follow other tracks that have already been blazed. Avoid wet sand. Be sure to pack a sturdy shovel. Remember that your floor mats can be used for traction mats. Oh yeah, as stated above, air down.
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Just curious--whats "air down"
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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Just curious--whats "air down"
Air down your tires.
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It really depends on where you are going and the type of sand/beach. If you are doing loose sand you'll want to air down to 15 to 18psi any lower you risk losing your bead. If the access to the beach is hard pack you may not even need to air down, but it doesn't hurt. You do want to have at least a portable air compressor to air up when your done, make sure the cord is long enough to reach all 4 wheels. You probably have a power port in the rear of your jeep too.

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