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    How low is too low?

    I have 37 inch tires 17 inch wheels. They are NOT beadlocks. I usually air down around 15psi. Was wondering how low is safe to go.

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    15-18 is good for non beadlock wheels


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    Quote Originally Posted by JLjeepster View Post
    I have 37 inch tires 17 inch wheels. They are NOT beadlocks. I usually air down around 15psi. Was wondering how low is safe to go.
    I think 15-20 is a good number. I mistakenly went down to 11 psi once on a non-beadlock wheel on a trail with many rocks and still had no issues. Personally for me, running Cooper STT Pros, I stay around 20 psi now because they grip the rocks so well. No need to air down more than that IMO for the type of tires I'm running.

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    Used to run 12-15. Popped a bead only once. Was sliding downhill and landed on one tire. Quick ratchet strap and compressor was good to go.


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    I usually run 12 in my non beadlock wheels, and never lost a bead.
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    Hers: 2018 JLUR

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    We frequently run 11-12 psi sometimes as low as 10 if desperate. Haven't had an issue in our group yet. With that said, I like to stay around 15 when conditions permit.

    A buddy of mine dropped to 6-8 last week (just pushing the limits) and lost a bead after breaking through the ice in a mud hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remmy View Post
    We frequently run 11-12 psi sometimes as low as 10 if desperate. Haven't had an issue in our group yet. With that said, I like to stay around 15 when conditions permit.

    A buddy of mine dropped to 6-8 last week (just pushing the limits) and lost a bead after breaking through the ice in a mud hole.
    ^this... I run around the same on the trail consistently. 11-12psi. Have gone down to 8 but did not see a gain in traction. Only thing myself and trail buddy have experienced is sometimes with the real low pressures, when the tire flexes while turning on a rock, sometimes pebbles will actually get in between the rim and bead and cause a slow leak. In which case we just remove wheel, break the bead and clean the pebbles out while on trail and reseat.

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    I have gone as low as 12 without beadlocks and I now go down to 8 with beadlocks. I get a little more traction at 8 in the wet rocks and mud

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLjeepster View Post
    How low is too low?

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