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    What air pressure do you go to?

    With my recent experience losing two tires, partially because I had my pressure down to about 8 lbs... that and the rock!
    I'm curious what pressure people air down to.

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    For easier trails or for bombing across the desert, I like to be running about 16-18 psi. Enough to soften things up but not so much where sidewall flex becomes or damage like you had becomes a concern. On harder trails were I more traction is needed, 8-10 psi seems to do well for me. In really soft conditions like snow, I'll drop down as low as 4 if needed. Of course, this is something you can only really do if you have bead locks.

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    For the most part I usually run 15, Since this was the first time running beadlocks I went down to 8. Also I live in the mountains and I'll be interested in how well low pressure does in the snow and ice this winter. I was mostly curious what other people run in various conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clearskies View Post
    For the most part I usually run 15, Since this was the first time running beadlocks I went down to 8. Also I live in the mountains and I'll be interested in how well low pressure does in the snow and ice this winter. I was mostly curious what other people run in various conditions.
    Just because you can doesn't always mean that you need to or even should. For a trail like Miller, I wouldn't bother going down that low.

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    I can’t add much to what Eddie said, but if I were flying in the blind on it, I’d keep as much air as possible, as long as I were still getting decent traction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Just because you can doesn't always mean that you need to or even should. For a trail like Miller, I wouldn't bother going down that low.
    Roger that, just trying out my new toys... thanks for the input

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