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Old 09-23-2010, 12:44 AM   #1
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How many tires should you air down for trails?

All 4 ALWAYS for me....
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ive never heard of otherwise...i guess unless youre 2wd...but 4 every time...especially when i hit the mall
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Makes for a MUCH smoother ride as well.
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LOL I never air down. Too much of a PITA.
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I usually air down 3 of them (2 front 1 back). It makes the open diff act like an LSD.
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2. only 2 of my wheels get power
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:06 AM   #7
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Depends on the road/trail and weather (current and recent past). Which so far has meant none of them. I'm certain it will be necessary soon on one of the trails I pick and when it is, it will be all 4 aired down.
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Even if 2wd, all 4 need to be aired down. Think "Flotation" and traction.
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All 5 because I don't f@#$ around

No I haven't had to air down yet..
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2. only 2 of my wheels get power
But the engine (front) has most of the weight and that is why you will need floatation (in sand) there... 10-15 psi. On graded or washboard roads, lowering the air (in all 4) will greatly improve the ride... 20-25 psi
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i only air down the spare tire
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All 4. I don't go below 20 PSI (then again, I'm on ~33" tires), I've pushed too many tires off the bead below 20 PSI.
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But the engine (front) has most of the weight and that is why you will need floatation (in sand) there... 10-15 psi. On graded or washboard roads, lowering the air (in all 4) will greatly improve the ride... 20-25 psi
true. If I ever make a trip out to the red river up here I will likely air down all 4. but for most of the trails it wouldnt matter
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I currently run 33" bfg all terrains. How low would you guys reccomend airing down to? On road im at 55psi. Too high?
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I just know that out here when the snow is crazy 4 down is a must. I typically run between 8-15lbs in each tire depending on the temp outside and the type of snow. Luckily being in the desert we usually get dry puffy powder and I can float over the top. But for slush I usually stay in the 20-28 lb range.
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I air down all 4.
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All 4. I don't go below 20 PSI (then again, I'm on ~33" tires), I've pushed too many tires off the bead below 20 PSI.
I always set mine 15-20 PSI, usually settling at 17 PSI. We do the same on my cousins ranger and he's running 35s...
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Last time I went wheeling I think I was right around 19.
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