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Letting some air out in tire help with pot hole bounce?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by prerunnerSD, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Oct 27, 2011 at 2:16 AM
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    Heard somewhere letting a lil air out of tire will help with going over train tracks and certain bumps. Kind of gives it a protective bounce? Any credence to this claim?

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  2. Oct 27, 2011 at 2:32 AM
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    Yes,,, less air = more tire comes in contact with the ground. therefore = slightly more forgiving ride.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2011 at 2:52 AM
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    Helium filled tires would have prevented both those accidents.
    People usualy only air down when off roading.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2011 at 3:10 AM
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    Just keep them aired up enough to ensure even tread wear. But yes, it helps with less air, it allows the tread and sidewalls to flex. That's part of the reason we air down while off-roading.
     
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  6. Oct 27, 2011 at 4:53 AM
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  7. Oct 27, 2011 at 4:55 AM
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    Nice build... Trust me with how every road is nearly always 'under construction' Everywhere you drive in Massachusetts you might as well consider it off road. So I'll take that as YES. How much air should I let out?
     
  8. Oct 27, 2011 at 5:01 AM
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    For pavement driving, not much, it will prematurely wear your tires and hurt your MPG's. How much air depends on your tires, I wouldn't do anything drastic, maybe a couple lbs at most if you really feel the need. I'd imagine you should still be between 28 - 32 PSI for a double cab.
     
  9. Oct 27, 2011 at 5:03 AM
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    Keep to door specs for best results, and get better glasses to spot the potholes:p
     
  10. Oct 27, 2011 at 5:05 AM
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    i'll try it a lil just to see.. just seems like it rides rough and dont wanna hurt anything. i have a lift and destination A/T p265/75 r16 tires
     
  11. Oct 27, 2011 at 5:06 AM
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    What pressure are you running in them now? P-rated tires shouldn't ride rough. It might not be your tires, what have you done to alter your suspension?
     
  12. Oct 27, 2011 at 5:15 AM
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    yes i have Front and rear Bilstein 5100's, Front Coilovers. Good suspension as far as I can tell.. maybe I'm just babying her... The roads here can be brutal as you know
     
  13. Oct 27, 2011 at 5:20 AM
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    I just wanted to make sure you weren't use a pre-load spacer which would cause it to ride like a dump truck! Sounds like you have a pretty decent set-up though. I'm assuming you're either from Western MA where a lot of roads have washed out or in Boston where the pot holes could swallow a small tank :cool: Personally, I've given up, I set my pressure where it should be, avoid the pot holes that I can and let the Billies absorb the unavoidable tank traps.

    EDIT: Don't worry about it, in a month or so the snow will fill in all the pot holes and the roads will be perfect!
     
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