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BFG All Terrain Off Road Pressure

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by canyonchaser, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    So on the street I run about 35-40psi, what pressure should I run for moderate off-road, rocky terrain?

    Thanks,
    dp
     
  2. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:27 AM
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    12-20 psi.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    Are you not bouncing all over the place with the pressure that high on the street? Assuming they are Load Range E.

    I had MTZs in Load Range E and I had them at 30-32 in order for the ride quality to be decent - the chalk test proved they were only slightly underinflated so I just went with it and they lasted 40k+.

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  4. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    I'd like to know the offroading pressure too. I'm running bfg a/ts load range e at 36psi front/34 back. I was under the impression too low a pressure could cause sidewall damage since these sidwalls are so thick. Is that a real concern for the amount of time the pressure would be dropped while offroading with the e rated tires?
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    Ben answered the question - 12-20psi is ideal.

    As long as you are smart about it, you won't hurt anything.

    The idea that a thicker sidewall is more prone to damage when underinflated doesn't seem to make much sense to me, but I have no proof to back my suspicion.

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    Yes, they are the load range E and I watch them pretty close and between 35-40 seems to be the best compromise between wear and ride.

    Thanks for the off-road prussure guideline. I've always run mine off road much higher than that. I'll probably start around 15-18 and go from there. :D

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