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Beach driving

My first post ,is it necessary to fully air down to be on the beach and what is the best gears or set up to driving to 2014 Dj.
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Re: Beach driving

Airing down definetly helps. I just drive in 4HI. Tire pressure at about 20 psi works nice for me. Hope this helps.

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Re: Beach driving

It depends on the sand. There are all kinds of sand! Sometimes it just about as good as pavement and you'll see all kinds of 2WD cars zooming around. There is hot, dry, deep sugar sand that will suck you in and and require 12 pounds of air in your tires and maybe at least a rear locker. If you're going to need to air down there will usually be a few people at air stations near the beach. Stop and talk to them, or the people airing down before getting on the sand.

Things are usually somewhere in between the extremes. If you're careful and don't break down, you'll probably make it back if you go out on the beach. Try it, adjust as necessary. Have fun.

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California vehicles with as much rust underneath as the ones from the salty, rust belt states in the North East, those are the ones that were driven in the surf. I wonder how much salt is mixed in the dry beach sand.

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Re: Beach driving

thanks for come back, this is a big change previous Cherokee owner, not afraid to get stuck i just keep hearing how wonderful FJ handle we wiil see!
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Re: Beach driving

Air down. Use 4HI and turn off traction control and vehicle skid control.
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Re: Beach driving

the beach is fun!! as others have said.. 15-20psi will be good
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Re: Beach driving

Air down and stay in 4L and if you do it frequently, get a transmission cooler if its auto.
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Re: Beach driving

please stay in 4H.. 4L is for crawling and in the sand you aren't crawling . Wiseman once said, " if you're in trouble, Gas it!" .. and you can't gas it in 4L
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please stay in 4H.. 4L is for crawling and in the sand you aren't crawling . Wiseman once said, " if you're in trouble, Gas it!" .. and you can't gas it in 4L
I tend to catch air if I go too fast...
And with this heavy beast.... going airborne isn't a great idea.

All my wheeling is in 4Lo.... I can gas it when needed but I don't need to go faster than it's top speed.

The loose sand stuff around here has a lot of dips and stuff... there are no nice long stretches where I can get up to speed on.

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