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My tires are just as wide if not wider then everyone else's on the beach minus the guys in the lifted trucks, and I watch more people with aired down tires get stuck more then anything else
 

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I drive a Nissan titan with stock 265/70/18 and have aired down once to about 15 psi and noticed no difference then when I don't air down so I don't waste my time airing down.
I can't begin to tell you how wrong this is..........it's this very attitude, naivete, or perhaps arrog*****, that closes beaches and give ORVers at bad rap.
 

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My tires are just as wide if not wider then everyone else's on the beach minus the guys in the lifted trucks, and I watch more people with aired down tires get stuck more then anything else
265/70 wider then everyone else? Wtf? My ridgeline has 265/70's. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't make that assumption. I've tried to make the run on full tires in both my RL and exploder, stuck once and burned up the Trans fluid twice. I take the time to air down because air is free and transmissions aren't. Plus I hate the idiot ruts and don't want to be that tool. Just because u can don't mean u should. Think of other drivers too not just yourself.
 

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Idk a lot of the people that go on fort Fisher don't air down from who I've asked, and a tire that is 10.43" wide is deffinatly wider then all them Cherokees and 4runners even the 1500 and 2500's and most of them air down and leave a bigger rut then I would on a tire that big
 

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Idk a lot of the people that go on fort Fisher don't air down from who I've asked, and a tire that is 10.43" wide is deffinatly wider then all them Cherokees and 4runners even the 1500 and 2500's and most of them air down and leave a bigger rut then I would on a tire that big
Most people that don't air down at ff end up stuck before the cedar log. The people that don't air down are the ones that cause all those loopdy loops that make your teeth chatter and bounce your head to the roof. Again just because you can do it doesn't mean you should. These are facts not opinion. You do what you want since it's a free country. Airing down makes it easier to drive on the deep sand, doesn't cause ruts to get cut up, doesn't put undue stress on your transmission and is just good sensable practice for you and your fellow fisherman.
 

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Idk a lot of the people that go on fort Fisher don't air down from who I've asked, and a tire that is 10.43" wide is deffinatly wider then all them Cherokees and 4runners even the 1500 and 2500's and most of them air down and leave a bigger rut then I would on a tire that big
You're right, a lot of people don't air down at FF...but have you ever noticed how bumpy the ruts are on the ramp, and how the ruts smooth out the further south you head on the beach? Pretty sure this is because these people are having a hard time and decide they need to turn around and leave...or...they eventually air down because they've overheated or gotten stuck. I have 315/70r17s and I still air down to 12-14 lbs, and it certainly makes a difference. PLEASE AIR DOWN...if not for yourself, then for everyone else!
 

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Not starting an argument, but I've driven the whole thing many times just puttsing along at only a few mph with no problems no bumping or over heating and never even bogged down at all
 

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Most people that don't air down at ff end up stuck before the cedar log. The people that don't air down are the ones that cause all those loopdy loops that make your teeth chatter and bounce your head to the roof. Again just because you can do it doesn't mean you should. These are facts not opinion. You do what you want since it's a free country. Airing down makes it easier to drive on the deep sand, doesn't cause ruts to get cut up, doesn't put undue stress on your transmission and is just good sensable practice for you and your fellow fisherman.
What Gilly said.....

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Air down to 20 lbs when you get to the beach, use common sense while traveling between the villages then air up when you get ready to leave. Been doing this for 20+ years driving heavy Suburbans and (knock on wood) never had trouble.

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Idk a lot of the people that go on fort Fisher don't air down from who I've asked, and a tire that is 10.43" wide is deffinatly wider then all them Cherokees and 4runners even the 1500 and 2500's and most of them air down and leave a bigger rut then I would on a tire that big
I run a Cherokee with 12.5" wide tires which is pretty standard for flotation tires, please just do us all a favor and start saving our beaches by airing down. Maybe those folks you've talked to who don't air down might consider airing down if done for the right reason instead of some machismo thing.
 

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So I have a question for everyone to consider since this topic has gone into ruts and maintaining drivability of on the beaches. The FF approach specifically seems to get very deep tracks going from everyone driving in the same track, fully aired tires making it all that much worse from what I understand. Is it better to just follow the ruts or is it better to get on the high stuff and push the sand back into the ruts? I am very new to beach driving so maybe I'm asking a dumb question. I run a Cherokee with 12.5's as well so even at 20 lbs I still get almost no "squish" to my tires but I am pretty sure it does help by not displacing as much sand as it would at a normal pressure.
 

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Nice video, Thanks. I have been playing around with running my Jeep at 20 psi all the time and even with a few trips up to Wilmington have not had any problems with just leaving them there. Might try lower yet for the sand to see if it makes driving even easier but then I'd have to air up before heading anywhere very far. I like it at 20 because it isn't my daily driver but if my wife jumps in it I don't have to worry that I've left it sitting unsafe for her to drive a little.
 
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