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post #1 of 10 Old 08-09-2019, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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best tire for driving on beach

I''m currently running 315x75x16 dick Cepek Crushers having a hard time finding tires for 16 inch wheels I am going to switch to a 15 inch wheel what would the best tire for beach driving.

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-09-2019, 12:03 PM
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Any wide tire run at low pressure. I have Toyo MTs 13.50 x 15s that I run at 5lbs in the sand and have never been even close to being stuck.
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post #3 of 10 Old 08-09-2019, 05:15 PM
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widest least aggressive tire you can find. Lugs will dig in on the beach. Better to go very low pressure and wide.. Beach sand does not like power so take off slow
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post #4 of 10 Old 08-09-2019, 06:46 PM
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Street tire, AT, MT in that order. But most important is low pressure. I'd take an MT at 5 psi over a street at 35, for example. But since any will work at low pressure, base it on your other 99% of driving.

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Youíll be hard pressed to find a better tire for sand than a Mickey Thompson MTZ3 at about 5-6 psi. Iím currently using 35 inch Goodyear MTRs on 10 inch wide wheels at 5 psi. They work well, but my previous MTs were better. Donít be scared of a mud tire in the sand... flatten them out and go. Iíve been driving sand dunes for 40 years in numerous vehicles..

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what would the best tire for beach driving.
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-10-2019, 01:38 AM
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A tire with a nice side wall bulge will float better on sand than a square shouldered tire with a wide flat tread.
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post #8 of 10 Old 08-10-2019, 09:01 AM
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The general consensus is that almost any tire will work if you let the air out of it. I have driven on beaches in NY, TX, FL, and CA doing nothing more than letting out the air. I'm running BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 LT245 /75 R16 120S E1 RWL, a good, general purpose tire, in spite of the dreaded E load rating.
Just remember, the bigger the tire, the longer it takes to re-inflate it after your beach fun. Most of those cheapie 12VDC cigarette lighter compressors will not last for all four tires!

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thanks for the info so far i have not had any issue.
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post #10 of 10 Old 08-12-2019, 10:47 AM
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A deflated one.

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