recommended tire pressures?? (1 Viewer)

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I have super swamper 37s running with 529 gears and lockers all around. Wondering what a good reduced tire pressure is for moderately rocky and steep trails - a few steep chunky sections. Any thoughts??
 

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I try to run around 3.2 barnewtons in the port tire with slightly more (maybe a bushel or so) in the aft starboard.
 

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I think I was running around 18 here. Should have gone lower but didn't want to deal with losing a bead while pinched against a rock
 

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I used to run13-14 psi, but recently I have been driving lots of trails with a lot of moderate trail, so I reset my bleeders to 17. I have never run slime or bead locks. I have never popped a bead, yet. John
 
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Answers pretty muc in line with my small kernel of generic, general wisdom about airing down. Stay above 15 pounds and you're probably OK. Go below 15 pounds and things can get dicey. YMMV, because of tire construction, driving habits, and terrain. Doesn't mean you can't lose a bead above 15 or that the meats will be jumping off below that number, just a good "yellow/caution" zone to keep in mind.
 

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