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What PSI for offroading?

heading out tomorrow in some uncharted territory (for me at least). Going to be the first time since the swap that I will REALLY be testing all the limits of the truck. Going to a local offroad park


So I am running 32x11.5r15s on 15x8 (BFG all terrains). I have a way of airing up the tires after words, but whats a good PSI to drop them down to for better traction? I'm currently running stock @ 35 psi

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What will the territory consist of? Rocks... mud..etc?
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W/o Beadlocks I like about 15-20
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10-15. I would probably stay closer to 15 to help protect the wheels, but you could probably go even lower.
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Also be sure to disconnect the sway bars, it is a HUGE difference.
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Also be sure to disconnect the sway bars, it is a HUGE difference.
i should be ok just unhooking one each right? I should hit up work on my way in
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Just ditch those all together! lol.

I'd say start out at 20. That's my usual starting place...then I eventually end up at 10. lol.
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Just ditch those all together! lol.

I'd say start out at 20. That's my usual starting place...then I eventually end up at 10. lol.
I dont have time to completely remove them


also, technically, since I had them stock, I NEED them for Maine State inspections.


Good thing I'm signed up for MSI class, so I can learn all the loop holes
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Msi class? I'd say 20psi sounds like a good starting point
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Msi class? I'd say 20psi sounds like a good starting point
Maine State Inspections


Im signed up thru work to get my sticker license
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Yes Scott, you can remove one endlink front and one endlink rear with no problems, I did it all the time.
You will get much better traction letting the suspension do it's thing without the sway bars.
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Ask the 'locals' what they run. (you know, the guys that frequent the park)

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If it were me I would run 12.
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i always run 12-14
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I'd say 15. It'd be safe.
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I run 15-20. You can always go lower if you need to, but keep in mind the lower you go, the higher the chance that you're gonna unseat the bead of a tire.

Remove the lower bolt on one of the rear sway-bar links. It can make a HUGE difference! It'll load your wheels more evenly in the rear, which will increase traction. Plus it will help prevent you from lifting a wheel off the ground when things get flexed. I've never removed a front link (you can't just remove a bolt in the front), but I'd think that it would help you out even more.
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12 is about the lowest i go.

I've had the backs at 5 for ****s and giggles but i was extremely careful.
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I run 10-15 in my LTBs, but I don't go lower than 20 on my BFG A/Ts.
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i run 5-8 but i would think 12 would be perfect for you
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