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Sand SUCKS

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TexasBlazerBoy, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. TexasBlazerBoy

    TexasBlazerBoy 1/2 ton status

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    I was out wheelin this past weekend and and got into some sand and it sucked. My rig is stock but did fairly well. Are Blazers just to heavy for sand? I'm running 31" Buckshot Mudders, are these not the right tires for sand?
     
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    you need horse power to keep your tires spinning on the hills, otherwise you'll just bog down and stop. My first time out i got stuck a few times.. just keep getting a longer and longer running start! lol
     
  3. roadnotca

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    Aired down?
     
  4. big83chevy4x4

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    you also need to air down ALOT compared to a trail. i run 5-7psi in my tires on the dunes, does great, hardly ever get stuck.
     
  5. TexasBlazerBoy

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    WHOOPS, didn't think about that(newbie) I was just excited about being able to go.
     
  6. roadnotca

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    :haha: So get in that K5 and head straight over there and blast some sand:haha:
     
  7. HarryH3

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    Buckshot Mudders aren't exactly a great tire for playing in the sand. They're gonna try to dig to China... ;) An All-Terrain tire works better, unless you have mongo power on hand to spin the tires like mad.
     
  8. Burt4x4

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    Yup, gotta air down alot to 'float' ontop of the sand.
    Speed is also key, if you loose speed you will start to dig. If you start digging stop using the throttle..backup or turn to get out of the tracks you just made...
    It is alot of fun once you get the idea down on how to stay ontop of the sand.
     
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    Doesn't sand mess up your bearings and what not? I try to avoid sand due to the fact that I don't wanna have to repack them. Plus I have nice sized rust holes in the rear of my front fenders, I don't think sand would be good in there either.
     
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    I have been going to Pismo for 9+ years and I have never had a sand related problem... Myth Busters:D
     
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    I have been sand drag racing for the past 6 years and never once had a problem with a bearing or anything!
     
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    Those are definitely not good sand tires but you can get by if you air them down.The sand we have here on the beach is called "sugar sand" and it can be a pain to drive in.People are always underestimating it and I probably average 2 or 3 recoveries a week along the side of the road during the summer.I'm running MTR's and they will try to dig down really quick so if I'm pulling a trailer with a ton of beach chairs or a sailboat or jet skis I throw the deflators on before I even leave the house.I had a Jeepster Commando that ran like a raped ape in the sand and I used passenger car tires with only a bit of tread left.Air 'em down.
     
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    I love sand. I live in the outer banks during the summer months, and its a beach, not really dusens like baja or psimo but its all sand none the less. Air down. The bigger the contact patch usually the better. If you get any kind of slipping or start slowing/digging, immediately try and back up. I see so many weenies try and floor it with there huge truck thinking there all bad and dig straight to the earths core ( im not hating on big trucks just the most obvious example) I cant tell you how many times ive just skimmed by stuck people in my stock Ram 50. Aggressive tires arent the best cause they want to "dig" although my buddies MTR's did excelent in the sand. I know all this has been stated but i had to chime in. On a side not my buddy that lives on the outer banks year round never gets stuck, and he has an old V12 Jaguar.. his key though are the 15 inch hoosier slicks he runs in the back.... gotta love that soft contact patch and no lugs to dig :) Also none of our family cars have had any bearing issues or really any abnormal wear from sand. Used to have 5 International Scouts, and grandfather has had every jeep cherokee made
     
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    And one more just cuz its cool:

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    Couple larger versions.

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    I love the sand...... At times it don't love me.....[​IMG]

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