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AWD Legacy wagons in sand?
Posted 29 November 2004 - 12:47 AM
How do these cars act in the sand?
Posted 29 November 2004 - 12:55 AM
Posted 29 November 2004 - 12:57 AM
From what I understand though, snow and sand are pretty similar to drive in.
Posted 29 November 2004 - 01:00 AM
Posted 29 November 2004 - 01:04 AM
Posted 29 November 2004 - 01:23 AM
Air down and float on top.
I have found wide street tires with no traction to be best.
p.s. I need to get a pic, but the San Diego beach/lifeguards have red Bajas.
Posted 29 November 2004 - 01:51 AM
I'd have to agree with OZ. I used to run my '91 Legacy up and down the long beaches at a local lake all the time. I would air down to about 5 to 7 psi, and go anywhere I wanted to go (be sure to carry a compressor with ya to air back up tho). There is a lot of VERY soft sand in spots, and way deep....so there is hardly any chance of digging down to solid ground. In fact, it was very satifying to be able to give a guy driving a "real" (his words) 4x4 some help one day when he got stuck. He was driving a lifted (6"+) 3/4 ton, crew cab Ford.....buried to the doors from rocking back and forth. I drove right up and asked him if he needed help. He was not impressed. I finally got him to air down the moster boggers (very agressive tread) he had on it. He was convinced he would have to be pulled out. He would rock the truck back a little, I pushed sand into the holes, then he rock foward and I'd fill the back of the hole. Then we'd repeat. Each time he rocked, the truck would come up out of the hole just a little. Took us about 15 minutes to get him out. Made a new friend that day!
BTW, I use this trick a lot in the rocks too. Not quite so little air, but soft enough to let the tires wrap around the rocks a little. I made up a hose assembly for just this purpose. Basically, a hose with a clip-on air chuck at each end, and a tee in the middle. Off the tee I run another hose (about 4') to a pipe nipple with a valve in it. This way I can let the air out of two tires (f or r) and check the pressure from one spot. Is also nice when filling them up.
Good luck in the sand!
Posted 29 November 2004 - 11:16 AM
Posted 29 November 2004 - 11:55 AM
I'm gonna grab the question and answer and add it to the FAQ page.
Posted 29 November 2004 - 12:28 PM
Posted 30 November 2004 - 01:45 PM
Posted 02 December 2004 - 05:58 AM
But being an AWD legacy.. as long as the clutchpacks are in good shape to effectively send power all around, just go easy on the gopedal through the sand, and a lil heavy when you first get in to float over.
Also being from Florida, I am intimately acquainted with the "sand" you talk about.
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