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Question for you pre-runner sand guys

I was just wondering if you guys air down before you go play in the sand ? How much air do you air down to ? I don't have much sand near me besides a beach a few beachs I can drive out on. If I do some beach wheeling any advise ? This is for a non-dune area pretty much a flat beach.
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the rule of thumb for airing down if you arent sure about how your tires wll perform is going about 50% of your driving air pressure. After you do that a few time, you can get a better feel of what you think is necessary.

On the rocks, I usually air down to about 15 because I have to drive somewhere to get air after the trail so remember, not too low unless you have air...
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that sounds reasonable, I have a portable compressor so getting air is not an issue. I am sort of afraid to go to low and screw up my tires.
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18 would be good
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well as long as your not runnin like ten psi or lower, your tires should be fine. just fill up as SOON as possible. You can easily get a heat ring and your tires will be no good. If its like a mile to a compressor then your straight, if its miles and miles, better keep it around 20 at least.
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10, and I haven't lost a bead yet. Do what Gil said and try half pressure first to get the feel of it, then adjust it to get more traction if needed.
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10, and I haven't lost a bead yet. Do what Gil said and try half pressure first to get the feel of it, then adjust it to get more traction if needed.
true but he has 35's I would be more worried at 10 with those but thats me
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I run out in the desert.... 15psi or so up front and 12 psi in the rear thats on 33's
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10, and I haven't lost a bead yet. Do what Gil said and try half pressure first to get the feel of it, then adjust it to get more traction if needed.

go ten
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normal for me is about 30 front and rear, I am thinking 15 is a good place to start I guess. I am running a 12.5 inch wide tire on a 8 inch wide wheel so that is sopose to help keep me from losing a bead.

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true but he has 35's I would be more worried at 10 with those but thats me
why ? What could happen ?
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^^^lose the bead easier im guessing? little bit easier to do with a wider bigger tire
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