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Cheers mate. I figured that the maxtracks, a shovel and airing down would cover most of it off. I will also pick up a bow shackle and hitch receiver for the rear - I don't have front recovery points yet but from what I hear, reversing out is often the best method anyway.
Front recovery points are essential IMHO.
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Front recovery points are essential IMHO.


Yeah, I really need to get around to that


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Also worth mentioning, with all the electrickery in 4x4's these days, be aware that traction control is not your friend in sand. It will brake the wheels that spin, which in soft sand is all of them... In the Cherokee, hit sand in the wrong mode without traction control turned off and it'll embarrass you and stop/bog pretty much immediately - The press of a button or two and the capability of the vehicle is transformed - so I'd recommend brushing up on how it all works in your vehicle.
Good Point.

I forgot about this. I automatically turn it off in the Wrangler without even thinking about it. I've never had it bog me but it's a pain having the power sapped when you are trying to keep moving in really soft sand.
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Pretty sure in sand mode in the grand it turns off anyway, but great point and I'll make sure to be sure!


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I'm pretty sure you'd need a permit which can be bought at:

Port Mac
Laurieton
Wauchope

http://www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/Facilitie...les-on-Beaches
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Can I hijack this discussion. Also a sand newbie, going to Fraser next week. I have 20 inch rims 50 profile tyres, lovingly specced by the sales man - I didn't know better. The tyre man is suggesting not going below 22psi or you run the risk of damaging sidewall / rim / rolling the tyre off.
Anyone had experience or tips - short of buying a set of 18s in the next week along with everything else i need... ??
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I would say he was referring to highway driving?

18psi seems to be the go. Negligible benifit going lower as there is no/limited longer footprint size for you to gain as the sidewall on your 20's cant balloon much.

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I agree with Mace1, with those profile tyres go down to around 18 and see how you go. If you are constantly getting stuck go down another 2 psi but don't go any lower for any length of time and avoid sharp turns.

My best advice other than go to a smaller rim is to carry a ratchet strap. If you do peel a tyre off the rim put the strap around the circumference of the tyre, strap tight and use your compressor to re-seat the bead while the rim is still on the vehicle.

Carrying an air jack is good for helping with this as well as it's not as dangerous if you need to use a standard or high lift jack on sand.
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