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Old 07-15-2011, 08:20 AM
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Best beach tires?

I have a 2008 Wrangler and do a fair amount of beach driving. Does anyone have a recommendation on the best tires for driving on the beach while still having to do highway miles? My stock tires work well but I'm trying to avoid having to deflate the tires all the time. Plus I want to improve the look. Thanks!

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I have 31" Firestone Destination AT and they do well in the sand in RI and provide decent all around service.

For the sand, you need flotation. We air down to about 12 psi for running on the sand .... you really can't run reliably on the sand with street pressure.

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running on sand you need to run them at a lower PSI period there is not a tire out there that works well on sand at street pressure
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Wide tires are best on sand with low air pressure.
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I use 35x12.5x15 Mickey Thompson MTZ on my Daily Driver (DD). I havent gone on loooong offroad trips here in South Florida yet but the few that I have done (few trips about 30 min each) I didnt air down for them, I should have but I didnt. BTW S. FL is all sugar sand so I would assume that beach sand might be similar, tho I havent taken this on the beach yet.
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I run my swamper iroks at 6 psi and they do awesome there almost like paddles . Down side there swampers which means you get the famous swamper tire howl at high speeds.
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I had AT BFG 31s that did fine. Airing down for the beach is unneccessary most of the time imo. I never have. Now I have less agressive 235 Good Year Wrangler Radials and they do fine too.
Hell, It's a 4x4. You should be fine.
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The beach i drive on weekly is loose sand,very tight driving around campers,people and 2 way traffic.I had a set of nitto extreme mudders aired down to about 18. had decent control but jeep was digging in working hard.Another dude on the beach sez,you don't have to air down with those.17x12.50x33.Jeep was struggling,sliding,digging.NFG,Couldn't stand the noise getting their on H-WAY.Just got a set of NITTO A.T.I like how their made like a mechalin,(spelling?) cast in sections not halfs. Air down to 15,Big difference.The best is less tread for beach,But that won't work on the rain roads or snow.Yes, no getting around airing down unless you want less control and more chances of getting stuck.
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Mud tires and sand tires are two different animals. For sand smaller lugs and shallower tread works better. Sand flotation is tricky. Soft tires help but soft tires with big lugs chew into the sand, they don't float very well. All terrain tires will work better than mud tires.

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