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Yup, the most critical equipment on any vehicle is the nut that holds the steering wheel.
Do any of you guys air-down your tires when going off road?
I meant off the "paved" road. It seems like airing down from say, 35 to 20 might help with help with the rock cuts and such not to mention the ride.
Quote from: Reece on November 08, 2010, 03:33:32 PMI meant off the "paved" road. It seems like airing down from say, 35 to 20 might help with help with the rock cuts and such not to mention the ride.No. It really isn't necessary for the roads in BBNP because except for a few short stretches, they really aren't that bad. If there were seriously bad roads with ledges to climb, etc. then it could be a good idea but that is not the case.Al
Air down just before you get stuck in loose sand or mud. Most rock cuts are caused by spinning the wheels, so just ease up on the skinny pedal -use momentum rather than acceleration.Air pressure rating for tires is based on max load, so it's not necessarily one size fits all. One easy way to check if the inflation is right for your vehicle/load - draw a chalk line across the tread, then drive a few miles on a paved road. If the line wears evenly, you're in good shape. If the center wears more - over inflated. If the edges wear more - under inflated. I found that with my old jeep the max load rating of the tires was way more than its normal weight, so dropping from the max 50psi to 30psi improved the ride, the handling and the tread wear.
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