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How many tires should you air down for trails?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by cmack, Sep 23, 2010.

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How many tires should you air down for trails?

  1. 4

    88.5%
  2. 2

    3.3%
  3. None

    8.2%
  1. cmack

    cmack [OP] Impeach Chris4x4!

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    All 4 ALWAYS for me....
     
  2. tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    ive never heard of otherwise...i guess unless youre 2wd...but 4 every time...especially when i hit the mall
     
  3. cmack

    cmack [OP] Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Makes for a MUCH smoother ride as well.
     
  4. MountainEarth

    MountainEarth Well-Known Member

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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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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    2. only 2 of my wheels get power :D
     
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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.
     
  8. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Even if 2wd, all 4 need to be aired down. Think "Flotation" and traction.
     
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    3, definitely 3.
     
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    No I haven't had to air down yet..
     
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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
     
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    i only air down the spare tire :D
     
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    Mxpatriot Busted Knuckles Fabrication

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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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    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.
     
  19. cmack

    cmack [OP] Impeach Chris4x4!

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    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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