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once you get out there and start driving around, youll figure out what works best for you. but for now, do what beard said and youll be fine to start out with
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^^ true
if you end up buried to your axles, your doing it wrong
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Do you still have the goodyear rt/s tires that were stock on it? If so I'd get some new meaties before I went anywhere I didn't want to get stuck.
actually in sand you dont want an aggressive tire.
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if you end up buried to your axles, your doing it wrong
been there done that.
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actually in sand you dont want an aggressive tire.
+1 get some all terrains, or better yet.. get some paddle tires!!!

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been there done that.
don't want to be there, or do that
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i have all terrains....bridgestone dueler A/Ts. tread is awesome (its no bfg at ko, but they're nice)
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bfg no-terrains are over rated
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i have all terrains....bridgestone dueler A/Ts. tread is awesome (its no bfg at ko, but they're nice)
those duelers are nice tires, you wont have any issues at all
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looks like i actually have a good thread here...lol....thanks for all the response...man i love R/F...
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aired up rt/s in soft sand= FAIL. especially with a heavy truck like an F-150.
I have BFG Rugged Terrains, much better than the RT/S but I don't know how good they will be in the sand.
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the main entrance is right there across from the fishing center, is that the one youre talking about where most get stuck...?
yes you will see alot of ppl get stuck at the entrance bc you see the idiots try and go through the middle where the sand is alot softer. if you stay to the far right when going in and out you won't have a problem. thats the only spot i use 4wd bc the first timers always get stuck right there. its really not hard to drive on the sand and if you do get stuck. damn near anyone out there will give you a hand gettin you out. tires don't really make a difference i don't think. you will see subura's out there with street tires on it doing more than the lifted trucks do.
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tires make all the difference.
maybe not between one all terrain and another.. but tires can mean the difference between making something and not making it.
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if your going out on the beach to picnic and swim then tires mean nothing. if your going out to rip on it and go then tires mean everything.
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im just going out to fish and and swim and to drive around....but not rip through the sand
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Do you still have the goodyear rt/s tires that were stock on it? If so I'd get some new meaties before I went anywhere I didn't want to get stuck.
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you're going to rip through the sand after a minute of being out there.
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if your going out on the beach to picnic and swim then tires mean nothing. if your going out to rip on it and go then tires mean everything.
well in his case yea.. i was just rambling
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For sand/beach, If you are just fooling around then what Beard said is the best and I'll add a few things.

15-18 psi
4HI
A mud tires isnt the best, an all terrain, or better all seaon(rts or ats, these are goodyear models)
slow starts/stops
stay away from the water
always have a beach kit, similar to a wheeling kit, Most permit required beach access will require a shovel, spare tire, flash light, first aid kit, recovery strap, jack, peice of wood(to place jack on), small fire extinguisher, and a gallon of water incase of over heat.
Most of all have fun, and listen to the truck if its laboring in 4Hi switch to 4Low.

Hope that helps a little bit.
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I don't have much to add over what has already been said, but...
Airing down is a HUGE benefit, start with 15psi and go from there.
Use 4x4 high. I had to use low range in my ranger with 3.73's and 33's, it lugged to much. With the smaller tires you should be fine.
No quick starts, stops or sharp turns.
Keep momentum if you see a patch ahead that looks rough.
Try to stop only on more compacted sand.
Watch out for huge ruts left by d-bags doing donuts.

You'll learn what works and doesn't when you're out there. Bring a shovel, ****** strap and have fun. If you get stuck, trying letting a little more air down, digging around the tires, putting something solid in front of the tires. If you need pulled out, keep the wheels straight and and don't spin the tires as you're getting pulled.

A wide tire with non-aggressive tread really works best in sand. Mud terrains tend to want to dig a little bit, although I have had zero problems in sand with mud terrains on my ranger, explorer and sport trac.
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i have all terrains....bridgestone dueler A/Ts. tread is awesome (its no bfg at ko, but they're nice)
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Do you still have the goodyear rt/s tires that were stock on it? If so I'd get some new meaties before I went anywhere I didn't want to get stuck.
Bridgestone Dueler A/Ts
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I run in beach sand all the time and not that hard beach sand either. We're talking about the sugar sand. I keep it in 4HI and don't do any thing to the tire pressure.
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I cant believe you guys run your trucks in 4hi. Me and my brothers have had ours dump the tranny fluid if they when they get hot. I go 2 or 3 times a months, put it in 4lo, in 2nd, and you wont get stuck as long as you dont do anything stupid. You dont have to air down your tires. If you get in a bind, yeah, but I wouldnt worry about it. And if you do get stuck, so what?, there are plenty of people that would be more than welcome to pull you out.
Oh, Mossyoak, I was out there this past weekend, and I talked to a few guys that said they new you? Cody and David, maybe?
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I used to go all the time, to some of the dunes in Oregon (not wet beach sand in the dunes).
4.88's with 33's doesn't require 4low, but I used it on hill climbs.
With an auto, 4low isn't a bad idea. Keeps the engine turning faster, less strain and more cooling. However you don't need it in all conditions.
If you haven't tried airing down in the sand you are doing yourself a disservice. Sure it works, but airing down works much much better, you make less ruts, and the ride is a lot smoother.
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Airing down is something I used to not do when I was new to wheeling, but now I do it all the time. Below are some of the benefits to airing down. Not all of them apply to the beach, but general wheeling.

The ride is much smoother
Less likley to get a flat (take half the air out of a balloon and see how much harder it is to pop it)
Larger footprint = better traction
Tires wrap around obstacles better
Easier on the truck (less hard bounching around)
Can drive faster on rough roads and sand

I'm sure there are more, but that is off the top of my head.
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I cant believe you guys run your trucks in 4hi. Me and my brothers have had ours dump the tranny fluid if they when they get hot. I go 2 or 3 times a months, put it in 4lo, in 2nd, and you wont get stuck as long as you dont do anything stupid. You dont have to air down your tires. If you get in a bind, yeah, but I wouldnt worry about it. And if you do get stuck, so what?, there are plenty of people that would be more than welcome to pull you out.
Oh, Mossyoak, I was out there this past weekend, and I talked to a few guys that said they new you? Cody and David, maybe?
yeah cory and david. i was there with them sunday. there were alot more lifted rangers out there sunday. he called me asking about the RF camping meet. we gonna have to go again soon and meet up down there and scope out some hot chicks.
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