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Beach and tire question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by djm, Mar 25, 2000.

  1. djm

    djm Registered Member

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    Is it stupid to drive on the beach with standard tires? I'd hate to deflate and inflate them every time I go on the beach. Of course I'd hate to get stuck even more. The tires are standard size, 235/85/16 I think.
    Dan
     
  2. White Knight

    White Knight 1/2 ton status

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    Well its a matter of if you want to get around or not, soft sand needs a large footprint hence the air down, hard wet sand regular pressure, convert a a/c compressor to manage the air up/down problems...White Knight
     
  3. PHIL80K5

    PHIL80K5 Newbie

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    MY GENERAL RULE IS TO REMOVE THE VALVE STEM AND WHEN THE VALVE STARTS TO WHISTLE REPLACE THE STEM. WHAT BEACH DO U PLAN ON GOING TO?
     
  4. djm

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    Island Beach State Park and Seaside park. IBSP has air at the entrance so it's very convenient (but you gotta pay to get on the beach). I'll probably buy a small air compressor that plugs into the cigaretter lighter.
     
  5. 6.2Blazer

    6.2Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    As a side note, most of the small compressors that plug into a cigarette lighter will take almost forever to inflate aired down truck tires.
     

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