beach tyres?

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 19:43
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After a A/t tyre for king cab triton on road 80% 20% beach rims are 16x7 at a resonable price? are bridgestone 694's any good?
any real help would help me!
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Reply By: George_M - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 20:05

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 20:05
Hi Warbo

Any A/T tyre will do the job you mention - probably most H/T tyres would also. The beach environment is pretty easy on tyres.

The key issue with beach driving is tyre pressure. I start off at about 25 psi, and am prepared to drop the pressure further if the sand is soft and hot.

The Bridgestone 694 is probably as good as any for road/beach use, although asking for advice on brand of tyres on this forum can lead to a mud fight...

Other brands are BFG, Cooper (gasp!), Goodyear and ProComp.

Good luck!!

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Reply By: Ozboc - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 20:53

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 20:53
You start at 25 ???

I start at 18 - and usually end up at about 15 PSI ( stockton beach )


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Reply By: toolman WA - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 22:16

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 22:16
hey Warbo, after several different tyres, 25000km ago I purchased a set of Cooper ATR's. Very quiet on the road, solid in the wet. then when you get in the beach sand, straight to 18lb and they are unstoppable. They dont dig in like other more aggressive tyres, but they will walk out of soft sand. Yes they do cost more, but when i compare them to the bridgees purchased around the same time, mine are hardly worn where the bridgees look like they are ready to change. spend the dollars, you will not regret it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 18:24

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 18:24
Toolman you know what they say about Coopers...biggest pile of sh*t around.

Don't worry I use the Cooper ATR's as well and have not had a problem with them either.

When in sand we run about 18psi.

Just thought I would get in before everyone else started having a go.

The ATR's would be an ideal choice for what Warbo wants to do.

Just make sure you get the "light truck" and not the "passenger" version of the ATR's.

Regards Richard
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Reply By: warbo - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 13:44

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 13:44
thanks all for the infoseems like value for money (cooper) but let your tires down 12-15 psi and you can get away with most tires
Regars Warbo
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Reply By: Muzzgit [WA] - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 23:26

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 23:26
Honestly, if 90% of your off-road driving is beach, then less aggressive tread is better.

I would suggest going on the slightly cheaper side, knowing the best you will get is about 60 to 70 thousand k's out of them.

That is still six or so years, on road manners are not compromised and noise is not a factor.

Ask a few tyre dealers what they would suggest, don't forget to tell them you don't want noisy tyres.

My brother recently put new tyres on his 2005 Pajero and took them back first thing the next morning. They were too noisy.
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