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GOOD SAND TIRES

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jessegallegos, Dec 9, 2001.

  1. jessegallegos

    jessegallegos Registered Member

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    I am new to fourwheeling and have a ? about tires. My 1982 blazer now has 31x10-15s goodyear wranglers AT/S with about 50% on them. They work great but I don't like that I have to air them down to 13 psi . I would like a tire that is made for highway,sand ,& mud and also don't have to air down as much I live in Florida and around where I live we have alot of loose sand and some mud holes (looks like sand box sand) The two things I would care about is #1 sand and 2 highway use(Low noise)

    I was thinking of the mickey t baja belted

    Thank you,JESSE
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Airing down is necessary for any tire to work well in the sand. I air my TSL's down to 7 psi in the sand...
    A tire designed for mud will perform better in sand and mud than an A/T tire will.

    Most radial MT's under 35" are quite street friendly and wear well if rotated properly. Check into Pro-Comp's and BFG mud T/A's...

    Rene

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  3. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    The Mickey T Baja Claws, and the Yokohama Geolander M/T's are killer in sand - Of the two, the Yokohama will be the best overall, due to a better compound for the highway. I'm fixing to go to the Yoke's myself once the current skins have given up the ghost.

    ......And knowing is half the battle
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    A mud tire MIGHT perform better in the sand. You need power and you need to keep moving with them. The moment you stop moving, you start going straight down. I had some Pathfinder ATR's that actually didn't do bad at all in the sand, even at 35 PSI. Also, the M/T Baja Belted's are a good chouce for what you want, but they'll last about 30-35,000 miles.

    Red 1989 GMC Suburban SLE V1500 - TBI 350, 700R4 w/ shift kit, Quad-shock front, 31/10.50/15 Pro Comp MT, 4.10 gears, Duals off cat
     
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    I certainly do not agree with the statement of a mud tire being best in the sand over and AT. The idea of sand is to stay on top, not dig through. ATs work VERY well in the sand. The lower the air pressure the better also, that goes for any tire.

    Ken H.



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    I have run Dunlop MudRovers (very similar to BFG MudTerrrain) &amp; SuperSwamper SSRs in the sand. I would air down to somewere around 12psi on both. Both tires do great in the sand. The Swampers toss up bigger rooster tails[​IMG]


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  7. Blue85

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    Super Scoops. Any questions?

    <font color=green>Oh man, 4:10's are sure better than 3.08's!</font color=green>
     
  8. tRustyK5

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    He stated he wheels in sand and mud...which is what I considered when I said an MT would be better. For just sand anything that hold air will do...the wider the better.

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    i ran 12 pounds on my old 35" Pro Comp mudders in Pismo. never got stuck. to parapharse something i read b4 think of sand-driving like a jet engine, the sand going out from under your tires propels you forward (take it easy, i haven't had my coffee yet[​IMG]. the trick is to keep the tires moving[​IMG] wheel speed and rpm is the trick to mud &amp; sand IMHO

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    Same goes for deep snow...it's like clean mud.[​IMG]

    Rene

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    tire pressure in sand is the answer and any tire will work.
    I vote for 12 PSI as your answer &gt;&gt; also~! &gt; I can pull through miles of soft sand with a trailer loaded with a jeep/quad,firewood,water&amp;gas, with my chevy 77 1/2 4x4 ton stock 350 truck, loaded down camper. &gt;w/tire air at 12psi. and not get stuck.
     
  12. NOT4SHW

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    Check out the Goodyear MT/R's they seem to be great on all types of terrain. The best prices I've seen are at www.tirerack.com.

    '79 K5,13 1/2" lift, 39.5 TSL's,15x12 Eagles,350,t-350,warn 8274
     
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    So I guess there isn't a tire that you don't have to drop the psi. My tires are rated to hold 50 psi and I drive with 40 in them I just think it is a pain in the a$$ to have to drop them below 12psi each time you want to go in the sand.
     
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    My BFG M/T's were great in the mud and sand. In the sand I ran them down to 7 PSI.

    <font color=red>Life is like a mud hole:</font color=red><font color=blue>
    When the S#!T gets deep, you have to keep moving and friends can always pull you out</font color=blue>
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    For a long time I had a "sand only" Jeep that I regularly took to the Imperial Dunes. Of course, "Paddles" in the rear, but for the front I ran 31x12.50 BFG A/T's on 12" wide rims. Worked great at 2 psi...

    Any conservative tread radial will do good if the pressure is dropped enough.

    Marv
     

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