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Im going offroading at wellsville ohio tommrow. i got 33 in bfg all terrain . what should i air them dwn too? and recomendations?
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thats usually a tune to the terrain type affair... my STT's like 15psi or so..
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im not planning on doing anything to tough jsut a little trail riding and some few mudholes and i was thinking bout running like 30 ish so i guess im way off
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30 ish,,, I run 33 on the highway and 15 when I airdown 8 when we were rock crawling in Arizona...

Its all up to you really as long as you have the means to inflate them on the trail experiment..
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sheit 30?!?!?

what are you running on the street? last time i played in the mud i put em down at 12 psi. then drove around for almost a week in town with 12.. but as soon as i hit the highway i aired up. between the really worn out springs, a go cart in the bed and 12psi.. the back rode like a caddy :D

i've been down to 10, once i get 4x4 working again i'll probably be down to 8-10
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I run mine at 27 on the street, air down to about 12 on the trail.
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I only air down in clay and sand never had a need anywhere else . Normally to the tune of 10-14psi depending on how im running .
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Usually 15psi for me but it depends on the terrain.
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Start at 15psi and if that is not enough you can always go down to 12 or so.
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If you go below 15 you have run a good chance of damaging the inside sidewall of the tire. Ive seen it enough to know...
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i run 24 on the road, and have been as low as 8 off the road, but my situation is a bit different
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At 15psi my sidewalls have some damage. That is why I don't believe in cheap crappy tires if you go wheeling. Somehting with a decent sidewall is very important. BFG's have good sidewalls and the rim protector is also very nice in the rocks!
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At 15psi my sidewalls have some damage. That is why I don't believe in cheap crappy tires if you go wheeling. Somehting with a decent sidewall is very important. BFG's have good sidewalls and the rim protector is also very nice in the rocks!
Any tire will get damaged if ran too low. It doesnt matter what brand they are. I have seen BFGs with interior sidewalls that are seperated. You wouldnt notice it from the outside, but the tire is damaged and more likely to fail.
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Yes but they are LESS likely to be slashed by rocks and what not. My first big wheeling trip out I slit a sidewall on the crappy Goodyear RT/S tires. Now my current BFGs have 20k on them and not one leaks and I haven't had one flat. You're right, any tire will be damaged but as long as it gets me home and holds air I'm happy. Before the Ranger I wheeled around with my dad in his F-150. He had some Grabbers. Well 2 slashed tires later he got Michelines. Not flats or sidewall problems since then. Better odds with better tires my friend
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The layer of rubber on the inside is butyl rubber and is what keeps the air in your tire. If you damage it your tire will no longer hold air. Bfgs have a three ply sidewall as well as a one piece bead, making the carcass very stiff and strong.
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omgz guyz

tire damage
dont fawkin wheel if you dont want to damage a tire.. mine have chunks missing, gashes in the tread, the sidewalls been rubbed up against a few times.. been run at 12-15psi many times...

just spend the extra $25 a tire at discount if your that worried about it
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