whats a good tire pressure for street? i had a flat at 30 psi on a newish tire, so im wondering if my tire pressure is too high? i was fording a bunch of flood waters after hurricane Ike tho, so i was kinda askin for it with all the wood debree.
iv never aired down my tires, my dad showed my how to use his air compressor so i can easily air down now, whats good psi for diffrent 4x4 areas, mud, rocks, dirt?
Here is a couple questions....
One, what state do you live in? What type of tires are you running?(size and brand) For rocks you want a lower psi but that plays hand in hand with the type and size of rim that you have. For me I keep my tires runnin about 35 Psi. I play in just about everything though. I air down when I need to. I am running a 32" Mud Tire. If you over-inflate your tires they will wear quicker, and if you under- inflate they will wear unevenly. Plus your Gas mileage will suffer.
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Heres alittle trick I learned a long long time ago. With you jeep sitting on level ground slide a credit card under the tire at the sidewall, it should only go under 1/4 inch if it gos in more you have to much air, if less not enough. This should help you tire wear correctly on the street.
I run my 30 and LT235 BFG/AT KO's at 40 psi on the road on the TJ's and the XJ, it gets more even wear across the tread. Best way to check is get some of that sidewalk chalk and put a big white patch across your tires from side to side about 4" wide front to back. Do it in a nice flat empty parking lot, ease the clutch out in 1st, go about 100 ft or so, push the clutch in, go to neutral and let it roll to a stop, don't use your brakes. Then get out and look at the patches, if the middle is worn off the pressure she too too high, edges worn off the pressure she too low.