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I'm on the beach all the time with my Wrangler and a part from a lift and a skid plate I wouldn't bother with chemical rust proofing. The skid plate doesn't do a great deal but it helps like a ramp when you are axle deep.

Tow hooks are a good idea for the front and if you have a Hayman Reese type tow hitch then get yourself a hitch that you can attach a D shackle to.

A set of recovery tracks are also a must. These are indispensable when on sand.

Chemical rust proofing isn't needed. When you get home, set up a water sprinkler underneath your vehicle and wash out the salt and sand with fresh water for 30 - 40 mins.

Stay away from driving at the water's edge. Driving through saltwater is not only stupid, it's dangerous.
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The belly pan/sump guard is a must, the plastic one gets ripped off easily and can get forced up into the engine bay. Recovery hooks are a good idea, but I've never used mine. I prefer to use maxtrax if they are needed.

I have couplertec rust proofing, seems to work. But I also give the underbody a good hose out after going to the beach. Three times a few days apart. By the 3rd time not much sand coming out.

I prefer the Chief hooks and bash plate, but each to their own.

I mostly drive up at Teewah Beach and Fraser, and a few trips to Straddie main beach and Bribie. I run slightly bigger tyres and air suspension in OR1 gives me about 270mm of clearance, 18-20psi. Haven't had any issues with soft stuff.
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Sand is easy on the WK2:

Larger tyres (275/65r18 ) at the right pressure + the Murch lift or quadralift

Front guard/skid from uneek/mopar

front recovery points from uneek/mopar

rear recovery either factory or hitch based

Maxtrax/tredz

and you will dominate the sand and get bored of pulling Toyotas out.
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The belly pan/sump guard is a must, the plastic one gets ripped off easily and can get forced up into the engine bay.
Agree. Has already happened to me.
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Sand is easy on the WK2:

Larger tyres (275/65r18 ) at the right pressure + the Murch lift or quadralift

Front guard/skid from uneek/mopar

front recovery points from uneek/mopar

rear recovery either factory or hitch based

Maxtrax/tredz

and you will dominate the sand and get bored of pulling Toyotas out.
Yep, doing everything you have suggested. Already got the 275/65 tyres. Switched out the 20” wheels for 18’s a few weeks back. I’m on a mission
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