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I'm getting back into surf fishing @ OBX/Assateague and up & down the NC coast driving on the beach. I haven't been on the beach before with any tires with as small sidewall as these. Has anyone aired down to 20 psi or so with this rim/tire combo? Also, for anyone wondering, I "am" experienced driving in the sand, just sometimes these tires look like they'd be ok and then sometimes I think I might risk popping a bead...

 

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20 psi should be fine, probably even less. I would be more worried about scratching the wheels up with the soft sand out there that will have those wheels sinking into it than losing a bead. I've been out there with roughly 15psi on a 3/4 ton truck with no issues with the bead. Personally I would score a set of 17" w/t stockers to run out there.
 

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20 psi should be fine, probably even less. I would be more worried about scratching the wheels up with the soft sand out there that will have those wheels sinking into it than losing a bead. I've been out there with roughly 15psi on a 3/4 ton truck with no issues with the bead. Personally I would score a set of 17" w/t stockers to run out there.
Thanks. I figured, but everything else I've driven out there has been on 15" rims & at least 33's with a ton more sidewall. I don't think the sand will hurt the wheels too much as there isn't really anything putting pressure against the rim itself (if that makes sense). I may look into picking up an extra set of wheels, but even then I don't want to swap that shit over every time we go out.
 

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The only thing I'm looking at is the long soft stretches getting onto the beach in some places would have the wheels themselves churning in the sand.
 

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The only thing I'm looking at is the long soft stretches getting onto the beach in some places would have the wheels themselves churning in the sand.
Yea, you've got a point there. We're headed down to Topsail this weekend, so I'll watch them closely as we're entering and see how deep I run in the soft sand and gauge it from there.
 

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I wouldn't see a few times really hurting it, but I could see it eventually sandblasting the clear coat coat pretty good.
 

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Sand does indeed mess up wheels... my poor 20x12 Welds looked like they had a stainless steel lip, lol.
 

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Yup. I never had a problem with my Rangers aluminum rims getting messed up, and that was for 5+ years going on and off Assateague all summer long. I did have 33's on them though. I will probably eventually either go to a larger tire or another set of smaller wheels. The smaller wheels would be ideal too when it comes time to buy new tires.
 
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