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post #1 of 9 Old 03-23-2020, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Best tire for the sand

I want to start looking into my next set of tires. All most all of my driving is on pavement, but when I do go off road, its in the sand. Looking for some suggestions on a tire that performs well in the sand

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There are sand tires out there but not for highway use. However whatever you buy the wider the tire the better. You should also be able to air your tires up and down....ie need an air compressor onboard.
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most any MT will be best followed by a AT and as Bacus said you need to air down. For me that is about 6psi with no side loading and 8 psi anywhere. No bead locks as well. 9 inch wheel width on a 12.5 wide tire.
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Stick with something with tighter tread and a large footprint, you want to minimise your ground pressure so that you don't sink. Somewhat aggressive shoulder lugs can be a bonus, but tread with large voids all the way across can have a tendency to dig in easily in really soft sand.
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I run in the sand a lot here in the southwest. I’m running KO2’s 33x12.5x15 on the stock canyon wheels (15x8) aired down to about 12 psi. No lockers on my TJ and can come n go in the sand all day with no issues or worries.
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I have ran suger sand in mOab and sandhollow on MTRks seem to work well at 6 psi. Paddles work best but you need the power to turn them.

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I have ran suger sand in mOab and sandhollow on MTRks seem to work well at 6 psi. Paddles work best but you need the power to turn them.

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A tad off topic---
I have a shirt exactly like the one the driver is wearing.
That is one mean sounding engine.
Do you have any idea the specifics of that engine??

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Why would I? does sound nice though. sounds like its super charged. He is filling it with racing fuel. Bet is one fun ride too. That sand hill climb is rather impressive considering he lost momentum near the top, puts on its side. Then with pure HP gooses it over the top. I would bet that jeep can cross water too.

Like this bad boy, listen to it. crossing a lake with nothing but TONS of HP.

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I think the TrXus STS are good sand tires, dunno if they come in smaller size though(40 inch).
Edit: just checked they have smaller size down to 29inch (they even have 33X14.50R15 those should be killers)
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