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Old 11-10-2010, 07:12 PM
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Air Down Tires

What do most people air down to? I am running 33/12.50/15 and was wondering how many PSI do most of you drop?

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Unless you have an air source on the Jeep I would say 15-20psi range depending on the trail.

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What tires are you running?
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I would google the tire recommendations, people with different tires run different pressures. I might be incorrect though. Also it depends if you have an air source.
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Well, on my 1972 CJ5, with BFG MT's, I air down to about 10-12 lbs. Granted, I'm running 16's... 285 75R 16 to be exact, and my rig is VERY LIGHT...fiberglass tub with steel hood, fenders, and windshield frame. I have no trouble with the bead, and it runs flawless in the woods...and I have a V8. Tire pressure is a skewed subject depending on your rig's weight, and tire rating. Test out a few settings on the trail to see where you can get the most from your tires. This works for me, as of right now, but I'll have to start all over again with pressure settings when I get new skins on the the ol' 5 again.
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Yeah popping a bead is never a very fun thing to do. Almost blown my self up a few times setting a bead HAHA
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I hardly ever air down.

Traction in the rocky mountains is usually not the issue, and while lower air makes a smoother ride, it's also a pain to air back up, or hard on tires to drive back to a station with them low.

So I just choose not to bother.

My point is there's no hard and fast rule. Experiment and do what you want to do.

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