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Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Hot2na, May 9, 2012.

  1. May 9, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    Hot2na

    Hot2na [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Do you really need to have the "off road" package to run the truck on the beach alot ?

    I only have a v6 4x4 access cab, no sr5,trd package...just the double cab convenience pkge with a trailer tow pkge...
     
  2. May 9, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    No, you don't. Good tires and airing down will get you further on the beach than a sticker on the bed side :)

    The TRD Off Road does have some features that make mild off roading easier but for regular old beach runs, you'll fine with a 4x4 and aired down tires.
     
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  6. May 10, 2012 at 3:54 AM
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    "Good tires and airing down will get you further on the beach than a sticker on the bed side [​IMG] "

    NOW...you got me laughing !!

    thanks for the replies...any advice what psi to air down to ? I am gonna have the stock 16" rims and tires it came with for a while...
     
  7. May 10, 2012 at 4:07 AM
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    Try half of what you normal psi is.
    For me that is 15psi .
    Btw I think the 4x4 is better than the prerunner trd in the sand.
    And no,I am not saying that the trd runners can't handle the sand.
     
  8. May 10, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    No... not for beach driving (lowering tire air pressure is you best bet and using H4 with TRAC on ('09 +).

    The Off Road Pkg. is useful in other low traction situations such as steep, rocky grades or deep mud/ snow, etc. Only the Off Road Pkg. provides a locking rear differential, and on '09+ 4WDs the state-of-the-art in all 4 wheel traction control: A-TRAC. ;)
     
  9. May 10, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    Psh, I run the beach with my truck. You have 4x4, you'll be fine. Watch for loose sand and air down and you'll be fine.
     
  10. May 20, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    just air down are you will be 100 percent fine. many people do not realize how much airing down your tires helps on the beach, its like night and day. i run 12 psi, and my truck runs like a champ in the sand. here in NJ we have really really loose sand, and the 4x4s driving in the same spot make some serious ruts. I go to Island Beach State Park and they only allow 4x4 vehicles in the sand with proper equipment, and they do check your truck.
     
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