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Wheeling today... now got a tire question?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Thumper, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

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    First run with the 'borrowed' 38x12.5-16.5s. Also first run with the old 4:10s in it, but thats another post!
    First the tire question:

    With these tires I have on, what is the safest pressure to air down to? I know 16.5s dont have the bead that allow much of an air down, but I had them at 20psi today, and lots of tree crawling, and frozen rough ground and I didnt see hardly any sidewall flex on these tires. Id like them to wrap a little bit at least around obstacles. How low can I go??? /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. VisionxOrb

    VisionxOrb 1/2 ton status

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    I run my 35x14.5x16.5s at around 8-10 at pismo, havent had a problem
     
  3. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

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    Wow, that low huh? Cool... just carry a can of ether I guess for 'bead reseating' Hehe /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  4. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    hah, thats nothing. A buddy of mine has 16.5x12 weld outbacks on 33x15.50 TSL SX's and airs down to about 6 or 7psi. Spins donuts all day without a problem on the sand.
     

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