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post #1 of 6 Old 12-27-2019, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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Airing down?

I searched around a bit a bit and did not find anything specific.

I have a 13 v6 with Sahara takeoffs, 255/70/18 Bridgestone dueler A/T, second set and they have been great.

Since itís just an A/T tire and not E rated what would you think a safe pressure would be to run off road in a mix of rock and sand?

I thought I could run upper 20s on rough roads where I may still get up to some higher speeds and down to 20 on trails?

Seems like pure sand you need to be down to 15 or less but not likely to be in any dunes.


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post #2 of 6 Old 12-27-2019, 07:59 AM
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Remember that the WK2 likes to tripod, which puts much more load on the tires touching the ground. You are not going to want to air down as much as you would other vehicles, if your trail takes you over uneven ground or rocks.

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Until you get into really soft stuff like sand, there isn't much advantage to airing down other than the softer ride. For dune running, I put all 4 at 15 PSIG. At that pressure I couldn't get stuck in the sand if I tried. I've never lost a bead at that pressure.
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-27-2019, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Know all about the tripod! Makes sense , once I get my compressor I will play around some.

What pressure does the sensor light trip at? I am gonna run 25lbs and see how it rides, definitely will enjoy the softer ride!


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Air down to 12. Jeep floats over loose sand and dunes. I have air deflator valves set at 12. Work great!
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-27-2019, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Air down to 12. Jeep floats over loose sand and dunes. I have air deflator valves set at 12. Work great!


Yeah seems sand isnít much issue going low, mostly concerned with rocky terrain!


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