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Old August 23rd, 2008, 09:32 AM
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Best wasy to drive on sand

What is the most efficient way to drive on soft sand with a stock D-90?

I know about lowering the tire pressure but what about the diff lock and high/low setting?

I drove on the beach last week and almost got stuck a few times...

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Old August 23rd, 2008, 09:46 AM
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What was your tire pressure at? 15-16 on the 265/75's should be good. I don't know how soft the sand is. To start off I'd run in low unlocked if you're driving in tracks.

Keep the revs up and shift as smoothly as possible.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 10:14 AM
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with the diff locked in low. I dont usually ever air down when I go onto the beach. I havent gotten stuck yet.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 10:51 AM
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with the diff locked in low. I dont usually ever air down when I go onto the beach. I havent gotten stuck yet.
Try it. You'll like it.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 04:51 PM
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air down.

highlift jack and base. your bum will hurt when you pay 40 for a plastic base, but it fits soooooooo goooood.

shovel

15' carpet strips.
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The key is to keep the truck moving all the time, smooth shifting as said before also helps a lot.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 10:34 AM
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I drove my wife's 93 LWB down on the OBX with the H-AWD and had no problems with skinny 215's Chapparels.
Granted the sand was wet from all the traffic on the beach, literally.
You should not have any trouble with a D-90.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 10:43 AM
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Having driven on the beach many times in mexico in my J*$P with BFG MT's, air down vs not is all the difference. going down to 12-15 psi, it would be very difficult to get stuck.
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