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By: bsilver68
10/24/2010 2:14 PM

Even if you have nitro in the tires, you can air down and put regular air back in. It doesn't hurt anything to mix them. If you want nitro back in you can go back to a tire shop to get it put in.

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By: Salvo Jimmy
10/24/2010 8:47 PM

Some words about nitrogen

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By: robschonk
4/21/2011 11:08 PM

Cold and rainy, so I thought I'd cast a few pearls.

Test of various tire deflators:

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Test of various tire pumps:

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A couple of forums on beach driving techniques and equipment. Lots of pix of cooler racks, discussion of tires, etc.

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I've got one of these ScanGauge's in my truck. Ever wonder what your instantaneous MPG is on the beach? Also monitor your transmission temperature. It will give you a readout of everything an OBD reader will. Loaded with features. Got the best price from Amazon.com

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By: Puddlepyrate
7/3/2011 4:56 AM

A couple quick tips from a newbie to the board but not the beach:
1. If you're stuck, have the tow vehicle pull you out backwards. That will usually be the easiest way. You run a higher risk of sticking your rescuer in the sand trying to pull you forward.
2. AWD and 4WD ARE NOT the same thing. I've seen many AWD vehicles stuck because their owners did not know the difference.
3. Always hook the tow strap to your own vehicle. Not everyone who offers help is qualified to give it...
4. If you find yourself stuck and alone, hopefully you have a Hi-Lift jack or winch/come along with you. You can hook your tow strap to your spare tire and bury it. Then use the pulling accessory to pull yourself out. It will take a while but it will work.
I'll add more as I remember them.
PuddlePyrate

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By: FreshFish
7/3/2011 11:07 AM

A couple quick tips from a newbie to the board but not the beach:
1. If you're stuck, have the tow vehicle pull you out backwards. That will usually be the easiest way. You run a higher risk of sticking your rescuer in the sand trying to pull you forward
PuddlePyrate


[U]Always[/U] have vehicles back to back, alleviating the possibility of a snapped tow strap going through UR windshield or radiator.

IMF:fish:

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By: robschonk
7/3/2011 4:20 PM

Naturally, since I've been carrying a high lift jack I haven't needed it....

Has anyone ever used one of these exhaust jack? Looks like it would do the trick quickly.

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By: fish_oinc
7/3/2011 5:18 PM

looks like a good idea

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By: hookedonfishing
7/3/2011 5:52 PM

looks like a good idea
agreed, see its around 240$

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By: robschonk
7/3/2011 7:06 PM

agreed, see its around 240$


Northern Tools has a cheaper one, but not quite as high a lift.

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By: 64doors
7/3/2011 10:17 PM

I have one that I won in a raffle. Different brand. I have hooked it up and lifted the truck to see how it works but have never used it as extrication. One advantage is the versatility in lifting spots. If you've got a modern (no bumpers) car or SUV stuck, you can lift it without a hilift point.

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By: Salvo Jimmy
7/4/2011 10:37 AM

Wonder if the back pressure could cause possible sensor error codes in the computer system ?????????????

You know, like it thinks it has a problem because of the back pressure ?????

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By: Billy Bones
7/4/2011 3:38 PM

I agree. I have always wondered if there was enough 'flow' to lift a 6700# truck. But, I guess it would only have to go high enough to place something under the tires.

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By: Puddlepyrate
7/9/2011 4:11 AM

[U]Always[/U] have vehicles back to back, alleviating the possibility of a snapped tow strap going through UR windshield or radiator.

IMF:fish:

To add on a little, never use a chain or a tow strap with clevis hooks and always put a blanket, wet towel or even a large floormat across the strap in the center. If one end comes loose or snaps the weighted center should slow the zinging strap down.
I normally use a heavy weight, high quality shackle on the end of my straps.

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By: Salvo Jimmy
7/9/2011 11:16 AM

To add on a little, never use a chain or a tow strap with clevis hooks and always put a blanket, wet towel or even a large floormat across the strap in the center. If one end comes loose or snaps the weighted center should slow the zinging strap down.
I normally use a heavy weight, high quality shackle on the end of my straps.


The one I use has no metal on it at all. Just loops sewn into each end.

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By: surfandsand
9/19/2011 12:38 PM

Hi all. Noob here with a first post. Have been enjoying the site for several weeks now and would like to make a thread contribution. I have been off-roading (mudding/climbing/sand/general) since a teen :smile9: and would like to post a link to this site... [URL="Click to follow link..."]Click to follow link...[/URL].
It has some pretty good and interesting tips and techniques for sand driving and recovery. Some of which have been mentioned already and some not.

Hope it was okay to post this link.


DMS #525
AMSA #1102
OBPA

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By: 64doors
9/19/2011 4:58 PM

You know, the most important lesson of a lot of things is Don't do anything stupid!

I spend some time on ExpoPortal and enjoyed that one.

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By: surfandsand
9/19/2011 6:30 PM

I couldn't agree more 64doors! DMS #525 AMSA #1102 OBPA

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By: Salvo Jimmy
9/19/2011 8:15 PM

You know, the most important lesson of a lot of things is Don't do anything stupid!



As in don't be one who says

Hey ya'll, watch this chit

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By: Alexy
9/19/2011 11:32 PM

As in don't be one who says

Hey ya'll, watch this chit


I belive the proper format for that statement is:

"Here, hold my beer and watch this....."

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By: Salvo Jimmy
9/20/2011 2:17 AM

I belive the proper format for that statement is:

"Here, hold my beer and watch this....."


Or

Ya'll ain't gonna believe this; just watch

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By: Salvo Jimmy
12/1/2011 7:12 PM

bump because it lost the sticky keeping it at the top

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By: Will
12/1/2011 10:47 PM

SJ,

I will add the sticky back. I need to get the sticky thing working in the new forum. This post needs to stay at the top.

Cheers,
Will

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By: Salvo Jimmy
12/14/2011 1:00 PM


By: Will
12/15/2011 3:00 PM

I will re-sticky this.

Cheers,
Will

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By: Salvo Jimmy
1/27/2012 2:31 PM

Here are a couple of adds that can't go into the post on the subject because it makes the post too long.

On Ground Clearance

And many folks talk about just staying out of the ruts with a low ground clearance vehicle. That can work but many times it is not possible, like at ramps and narrow beach places, particularly when it's crowded or meeting oncoming vehicles. And it is generally those places that most often have deep soft sand.

Just something to keep in mind.


On Tips (where there are links eg NCBBA)

And one thing to emphasize.

Driving near the surf line or thru water can be risky at best.

One cardinal rule I learned many moons ago from my granpappy was to be very careful going where there are no tracks, even on what you think is hard pack, especially close to the water. Wet (or red ) sand is very deceiving. And be very concerned about driving thru any water on the beach. You have no clue what the sand is like under the water unless you see tracks in and out and even then I'd be concerned as conditions can change. OK when the tracks were made and an hour later, another disaster.

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