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post #1 of 4 Old 07-27-2007, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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06 WK with Hemi on the beach

Has anyone driven their wk hemi on the beach? I have driven my tj plenty of times on the beach and I always air down my tires and such. IS this necessary in the WK with stock tires?


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post #2 of 4 Old 07-27-2007, 09:23 AM
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It's always a good idea to air down on the beach. It is easier on the engine and transmission. I have seen trucks with 8" lifts and 14" wide tires get stuck because they had 35psi in their tires on the beach.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-27-2007, 01:08 PM
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Just got back from Hatteras myself. I have an 05 Hemi Limited. Even at stock height it worked flawlessly out there. Tried a couple of times to get it stuck in the deep stuff to no avail. QDII is a beast. As a 30 year veteran of the sand down at hatteras, the WK is far better out there than my '96 ZJ and I was really impressed with its sand ability.

A couple of notes:

-- I aired down to 23 pounds.
-- Turned Stability control off each time I hit the sand


If you dont turn off the stability control it will start going wild at certian times. I couldnt figure out what was going on the first couple of times since the ZJ did not have the traction control feature. Rather than have that thing sound like it was grinding my axels in half I started turning it off as I started out on the beach.

You shouldnt have any trouble.

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I would air down and take a tow strap at the least. Your beastly QDII can still get you insanely stuck. If you do bury it. Try airing down to about 10 and then very slowly, ease forward. You'd be surprised what lower tire pressure can help you with in sand.

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