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Old 04-27-2013, 10:44 PM
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Beach driving

Now that I have a jeep, I'm interested in using it. Any thoughts or caveats when planning a trip? My jeep doesn't have ORA. Is that going to be a problem? I know about the permits, etc. I'm just interested in hearing about the logistics of it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:11 PM
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Re: Beach driving

A relevant piece of info: My Jeep has the 20" wheels. I am worried about "sand-blasting" them. Do I need to pick up some steel rims for this type of excursion?
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:15 AM
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Re: Beach driving

i would think it really matters what type of sand youre talking about. deep soft, or mostly hard type. if its deep soft you will definitely need to air down the tires and since 20 in tires dont have much of a side wall im guessing they would virtually useless in soft sand i doubt you would damage the wheels unless however you get buried and continually spin the tires trying to dig out if you are going to a remote area alone dont forget some self recovery items, shovel and something hard to put under the tires to drive on, and a decent jack
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:33 PM
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Re: Beach driving

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i would think it really matters what type of sand youre talking about. deep soft, or mostly hard type. if its deep soft you will definitely need to air down the tires and since 20 in tires dont have much of a side wall im guessing they would virtually useless in soft sand i doubt you would damage the wheels unless however you get buried and continually spin the tires trying to dig out if you are going to a remote area alone dont forget some self recovery items, shovel and something hard to put under the tires to drive on, and a decent jack
Not true, before I swapped tires I aired down my 20" Forteras to 18 psi and had no trouble at all in the deep stuff.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:19 PM
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20" tires do fine in soft sand, if they're aired down to 20 psi.

Lowering tire pressure reduces the chance of getting stuck and reduces wear on the vehicle.

Items I carry along on every beach driving trip-

Tire pressure gauge
Bumper jack with a board to support
Tow straps
Flashlights if driving at night
Shovel

I usually try to stay in the ruts created by other drivers when I'm in the really soft stuff and obviously, avoid salt water at all costs.






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Old 04-28-2013, 08:33 PM
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Re: Beach driving

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20" tires do fine in soft sand, if they're aired down to 20 psi.

Lowering tire pressure reduces the chance of getting stuck and reduces wear on the vehicle.

Items I carry along on every beach driving trip-

Tire pressure gauge
Bumper jack with a board to support
Tow straps
Flashlights if driving at night
Shovel

I usually try to stay in the ruts created by other drivers when I'm in the really soft stuff and obviously, avoid salt water at all costs.
How old is this list?

Or do they really still make bumper jacks?



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How old is this list?

Or do they really still make bumper jacks?

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Re: Beach driving

They make bumper jacks, they just don't make bumpers any more.

If you plan to keep the heep for a while only drive on fresh water beaches. seeing the effects of salt on beach cars is not for anyone who does not like rust. I have seen whole rear ends when opening a trunk.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:39 AM
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Re: Beach driving

I've been driving salt water beaches since 1987. Rusted out vehicles have been few and far between for a long time. Of course I'm talking about driving on the beach, not in the ocean.

Before they started galvanizing everything but the roof, it was a different story. GM and Ford started doing this awhile ago on their off road rated vehicles, I hope Jeep does the same.
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Re: Beach driving

Take a 5 gallon bucket. If you do get stuck you can pour a bucket of water near the tires to firm it up a little and it helps somewhat.
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How old is this list?

Or do they really still make bumper jacks?



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14 minutes old as of the time of your post. Seriously, you don't know about bumper jacks? Someone with vast beach driving knowledge such as yourself should have 2 or 3 lying around I would think.

I've never had the misfortune of getting stuck on the beach and needed to use the jack, but the people who've borrowed it from me swore by it.

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Dare I say the fix is in?? Just noticed as of 4/27/13 there is a TSB for 2011-13 WK2s experiencing the SERV 4WD warning and 4wd disengaging.

Check it out.
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