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Air Down To 20psi On 4high And Your Good. Dont Stop Until Your At A Safe Place. Flat Surface,destination,etc.
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Your Mt/r's Will Dig Just Like Any Other M/t
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Re: ? Wheeling in sand(beach)

I went down to 18 psi with my GY MT/R's and it was fine. Ran most of the time in 4-lo and 3rd gear...you can pick the gearing option you like best. Never got stuck but mud tires do dig a lot in the sand. Had to take a couple of runs at certain places but no big deal.

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One note about Pismo
If you go back in the dunes, you need a flag. It needs to be at least 8 feet in the air. ATV shops have them with all kinds of mounting solutions. At night the flag needs to be lit. The dunes have really steep rolls. Don't fly over one without knowing how steep it is. I think thats common sense but if you have never done the dunes it all kinda looks the same so you loose perspective.
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The FJ did great at Pismo. I ran in 4 HI the hole time. I didn't air down when we first got there. Next to the water the sand is pretty hard. When I did air down to do the dunes(18lbs), boy! could you tell the difference. Much more grip. As for flags at Pismo about the one thrid of people used them, its not mandatory. Keeping up momentum is key, but watch out for drop offs as for it is very hard to see elevation change.

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Re: ? Wheeling in sand(beach)

I have never drove a 4x4 on the beach down here. Nor have I ever aired down, but I also have never been stuck. The key is to not stop in soft sand unless you absolutely have to, just keeping your momentum up is crucial. Also if your parked and trying to leave, do not turn your wheel until you are moving. I see so many people who turn the wheel in 2x4 trying to back up, get dug in, and have no clue why they are stuck.

Or you could just use your locker. Took my Taco out to the beach the first time a week or so ago, locked it, no problem at all.
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When I drive on the beach here I SoTx, I leave the pavement and go. I don't air down. And I try to stay out of 4WD as much as possible, since it's 140 miles from the last gas station, to the land cut, back to the gas station.
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