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dvdave 03-15-2012 11:21 AM

Driving thru soft beach sand.
 
We've got some beach access parking areas that have loose soft beach sand that looks about a foot deep in some areas. I've seen lots of tourists park try to park there in the summer and get stuck. Whats the best way to drive in and through the sand. Should 4H or 4L be used or just cruise on through. I'm driving a stock 08 Rubicon.

Thanks,
Dave

tabber02 03-15-2012 11:28 AM

read these threads:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/dri...ng+in+the+sand

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/how...ng+in+the+sand

i have driven on the beach in west florida a couple of times with no trouble. 4H has been all i've needed, some really soft pits and stuff. if it's real sugar sand, you should air down your tires also.

happy reading! :thumb:

-bob

JIMBOX 03-15-2012 11:37 AM

:D Daggo could probly help you more than I-but

Depends on what tires you're running and whether you can "Deflate" or not and how far you'll have to drive and do you have an aux cooler installed and do you have an air compressor and do you have a shovel and --see it ain't simple-

Here's my jeep climbing a sand hill, in 4hi,but I've got everything required and you should bein 4lo, if you haven't got an aux cooler !

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...andhill008.jpg

Or get some of these-

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...acks711044.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...acks711039.jpg

Ain't jeepin fun-?

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

baytownbert 03-15-2012 05:23 PM

1. Air down to about 15 pounds
2. 4 high
3. AT tires or stockers are better than MT's.
4. Don't go alone.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k8...-Matagorda.jpg

OH9JK 03-15-2012 07:53 PM

^^^ GREAT advice!

daggo66 03-16-2012 07:32 AM

I drive in soft sand a lot. Air down to no more the 15 psi. Stock tires will work, AT's would be better. I have had great results with my MT's. If you have an auto trans and no trans cooler, then you should run in 4L to keep it cooler. Otherwise use 4H with ESP turned off (hold the button for 5 seconds until it beeps and you get the ESP Off message).


http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/v...e/P1000202.jpg
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/v...e/P1000069.jpg
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/v...e/P1000080.jpg
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/v...04947-014A.jpg

tabber02 03-16-2012 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 2143121)
:D Daggo could probly help you more than I-but


:dance::rofl: JIMBO

Quote:

Originally Posted by daggo66 (Post 2146029)
I drive in soft sand a lot. Air done to no more the 15 psi. Stock tires will work, AT's would be better. I have had great results with my MT's. If you have an auto trans and no trans cooler, then you should run in 4L to keep it cooler. Otherwise use 4H with ESP turned off (hold the button for 5 seconds until it beeps and you get the ESP Off message).

there you go! :thumb:

blackforestgreen 03-16-2012 11:17 AM

daggo, whats the fence along the water for?

daggo66 03-16-2012 11:23 AM

Keeps people out of Virginia. MD has 12 miles of beach you can drive on, VA has only a couple. You can only walk on the rest. One day I watched this little dot get larger and larger. Soon a guy walked up and said hello. He had just hiked something like 15 miles. :eek: Then he tunred around and went back.

daggo66 03-16-2012 11:25 AM

Sometimes they close off part of the beach for nesting birds. In the second picture you can see the rope and sign if you look carefully. I've always wondered how the birds know to stay on there own side of the rope.:whistling:


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