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Old 01-03-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Air down in snow?

We've got 3 jeeps on 33x12.5 and one on 35x12.5. Air down for big bear trails?

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by pluke the 2 View Post
Off road= yes. On road= No.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:30 AM   #3
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Airing down in snow will give you a wider contact patch with the snow and help you ride up or float more on top of it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:08 AM   #4
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The question of airing down in snow or not isn't really about if you're on pavement or offroad, your tires can't tell if the snow is on top of dirt, rocks, or paved road.... it has everything to do with the depth of snow. If the snow is deep, air down to help the Jeep stay on top of the snow. If the snow is only a couple inches deep, keep your tires aired up so the tire can more easily dig down to the better traction below the snow.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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Airing Down

Seems like snow conditions are always changing (fresh to packed). Went out last weekend with a group of rigs with all different makes of tires. Aired down to 10psi , got stuck, went to 8psi, got stuck, but better, went to 6psi, and all was good (real soft snow about 12" deep). Running Toyos on 15"x8" Eagle rims no bead-loks. One of the rigs was running Goodyears, and broke beads off twice at 7psi with same style rims. Kind of keep trying air pressure until it works, or get towed back out. Never snow wheel alone.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:28 PM   #6
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So we aired down. 8"s did just fine

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