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Old 05-07-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
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I go to the beach about every week end, I was just wondering when driving on should I put it in 4h or 4l. I tried both and I like 4h but what's the beat to use and why thanks

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I also drive on the beach quite often. I prefer 4H, ESP off, and 15 PSI in my tires.

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i dont think theres a beach by me that i can drive on
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:48 AM   #4
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definetly deflate your tires before driving on the beach as daggo mentioned.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:52 PM   #5
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I also drive on the beach quite often. I prefer 4H, ESP off, and 15 PSI in my tires.
Thanks ill use 4h and I don't need to let air out my tires do work with the air in them
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:53 AM   #6
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Thanks ill use 4h and I don't need to let air out my tires do work with the air in them
You are correct it does work but it also makes your Jeep work harder. By lowering the tire pressure you increase the foot print of the tire allowing you to stay on top of the sand and decreasing effort and chances of getting stuck. Do TJs have ESP? If so should be off all the way not just deselected.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:34 AM   #7
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You are correct it does work but it also makes your Jeep work harder. By lowering the tire pressure you increase the foot print of the tire allowing you to stay on top of the sand and decreasing effort and chances of getting stuck. Do TJs have ESP? If so should be off all the way not just deselected.
Ok thanks for that I'll do it next time and what's ESP?
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:39 AM   #8
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Ok thanks for that I'll do it next time and what's ESP?
On the TJ it's an organic option installed between the driver's seat and steering wheel. It's prime responsibility is to lay off the skinny pedal in sticky situations.
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Ok thanks for that I'll do it next time and what's ESP?
Don't worry, you don't have it. It's an electronic traction control system that works well on the street, but is counter intuitive off road. Make sure you have a way to re-inflate your tires after you get off the beach.
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Don't worry, you don't have it. It's an electronic traction control system that works well on the street, but is counter intuitive off road. Make sure you have a way to re-inflate your tires after you get off the beach.
ok and yeah delaware has them right when you drive off
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ok and yeah delaware has them right when you drive off
Have you been to Assateague? That's where I go.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:29 AM   #12
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Gotta be careful running your tires below 20 psi, could cause the cords in them to stress enough after time and alot of stress that one day when you go to air them up they might blow on ya. I work at a tire shop and i see it all the time when people come in with slow leaks and have been driving on low pressure
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Maybe with passenger tires on the road. That's way different than LT tires off road.
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still something to keep in mind
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:30 PM   #15
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Many people air down below 20psi multiple times per month and hit the trails. As long as you air back up before you hit the street you should be fine. LT tires are a bit more durable than passenger tires.
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I also drive in the beach quite often. I deflate my tires to about 8psi. Why are you using 4L? Most of the time I am using 2WD and I can get anywhere. When hitting a tall dune you can use both 4H or 4L, depending on how steep and how fast you want to go.

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