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Old 11-06-2010, 08:06 AM   #1
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Deflating BFG M/T's, broke my bead

I deflated my BFG M/T's down to 18psi, and apparently I broke the bead. Is 18psi too low? First of all, what is the proper fully inflated psi for these tires? How low can I safely deflate them for crawling?

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Old 11-06-2010, 08:17 AM   #2
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Okay bit more detail.. how did the bead break? Impact on something, just driving on flat ground.. while airing down etc?

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Also...wheel size and tire size please.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:15 AM   #4
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I believe the stock wheel is a 17x8 and the tire is roughly 10" wide so if you air them down they won't hold the bead vrery well. You will have better luck with a wider tire but the stock wheels may cause some rubbing.
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:00 PM   #5
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I believe the stock wheel is a 17x8 and the tire is roughly 10" wide so if you air them down they won't hold the bead vrery well. You will have better luck with a wider tire but the stock wheels may cause some rubbing.
Tires are LT255/75R17/C

So what you're saying is, with these tires I'm better off leaving them fully inflated, or get different tires?

I beleive I may have bent the tire to the side while it was aired down and on the trail, the bead is leaking on part of it, but the tire maintains about 30psi, just won't fill more
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