Jeep Gladiator 6x6 Got a Dual Rear Axle for Nothing and Is Now Struggling in the Sand

If 4x4 means a car that can pull itself out of anywhere, 6x6 should make driving on any type of terrain a trivial maneuver. Yet there are problems with this 6-wheel Jeep Gladiator.
This Jeep 6x6 Got a Double Rear Axle and Now Struggles in the Sand 6 photos
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A video has surfaced on Reddit, showing a Jeep Gladiator having problems while running on sand, even though power is sent to all six wheels. The pickup is seen struggling to get out of the sand in front of the eyes of the onlookers. According to information found in the comments of the video that then went viral on several platforms, the incident took place on the Atlantic shore of Amagansett Beach in Long Island's Hamptons.

6x6 conversions are no longer uncommon, especially in the pickup sector. We don't know exactly why, but somehow, four wheels just aren't enough for some highly aspirational drivers.

Most likely, the pickup has the wrong tires, but also the wrong pressure inside for driving on sand. Even if it looks pretty rough seen from a distance, it doesn't mean it can really do it all. In most cases, many such six-wheeled monsters run on asphalt, but there are also situations, like the one filmed recently, where owners want to show off the capabilities of their off-roaders.

In this case, if you've ended up on the beach, in a beautiful landscape, and all your friends are with you looking at your wonderful 6-wheeler, then it might be time for common sense and self-preservation instinct to cut in. Wanting to show them what the car can do might turn out to be childish behavior that might lead to such situations. Beaches are great, but they are not playgrounds. Not for cars anyway.

When driving on sand, it is advisable to reduce the tire pressure. The reason is that this improves traction. Before you consider reducing the pressure, you should, of course, have a proper pump to inflate them again when you want to get back on normal roads.   
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About the author: Marius Visan
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Marius grew up in a family of truck drivers, so the love for cars and anything with an engine came naturally. After getting his journalism degree and an M.D. in Multimedia and Audio/Video Production he went right into covering the automotive industry for a news agency and a print magazine.
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