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Deep sand tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jtra, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    jtra

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    I've got 1st gen 4x4 thats pretty much a stock truck as of now with 225/75/15s. My offroad is mostly in deep sand on the outer banks in NC. I've never been stuck but i feel like my truck should do a little better than it does. I know lowering air pressure helps but would bigger tires help in any?
     
  2. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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  3. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    ive heard the new general grabbers are good in sand
     
  4. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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  5. Oct 19, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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  6. Oct 19, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    The stock tires (Rugged Trails?) or any non-aggressive all-terrain or highway tire works better in sand than snow/ mud terrains... also 3 ply sidewalls are not as good in sand as 2 ply... The main thing is air pressure... Try it without deflating if you have TRAC... but if the truck begins to struggle and dig in, rather than roll forward with the gas, stop and let air out... Go to 15 psi on all four and see how that works... If very fine, deep, dry sand... 10 psi may be needed.

    The main thing to know is you cannot get stuck to apoint you need help... let more air out, clear away sand from tires (so there is no 'block' in front that makes it hard for your truck to roll, without digging in.

    See my post in the link just below in my sig. on sand driving.

    Take a good pressure gauge and a good electric pump for when you leave the beach.

    edit: I see you are running 225/75-15" I had a 2001 and it came with 265/70-16" (OFF ROAD TRD) as had my other 2 Tacomas. 225 seems like a pretty narrow tire... wider would be easier and thus give you a better sand profile for floatation.
     
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    FAIL!!
     
  8. Oct 19, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    Yah, if you live in Abu Dhabi and your country is one giant sand dune... those tiire would work... I bet you have a job and need to also drive on roads and highways!
     
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