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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-02-2001, 12:24 PM
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Tire pressure question

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I have 33 12.5s and was wondering what is the tire pressure you guys with same size tires run? The Suzuki recomended pressure is 20 PSI, the Recomended tire Pressure is 32 PSI, and I like to use the chalk method. The reason for wondering is I don't want to have a Ford/Firestone thing happen to me. What do you all run?

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Re: Tire pressure question

I'm only running 31's but on the street I run 18-20 PSI. Anything more than that equals a rough ride. On the trail I usually air down to 5-8 PSI. I have driven home from trailrides on 5 PSI. It rides real smooth just don't take any
sharp turns quickly. The Samurai's are light enough to get away with the lower
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Anyone eles have input???

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i do about the same as wayne...

15psi on my 31" MTs on road, 5-8 off road, as low as 3psi in sand...

using the chalk method is the way to go

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Re: Tire pressure question

With 31's and stock gears I need all of the HP I can get. So I run the tires at 23psi on the road.(less rolling resistance)

Off-road I run around 10psi.

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i would run 15 psi ecxcept i have a 14 inch rim so im stuck with haveing to run 30 psi and above inless i install bead locks

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I've got some american racing rimms 15" with the super swamper tsl sx tires. I run them @ 20 on road and about 5 off road. The airing down really helps in gripping the mud. They sure do not flex worth anything. I have not broken them in @ low pressure yet though. What'yall think about the aluminum rimms holding a bead vs a steel painted rimm.... Lemme know..

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I run 26psi on road and the tread seems to make even contact. Offroad I run 10psi or less.

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Re: Tire pressure question

I'm running 33x12.5's with 18 lbs, down to about 8 or so off road

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Used to go with 18psi on road, now using 16 psi. No probs, no uneven tyre wear, great ride.
Off road, what ever you need to get the job done, bugger all in sand, a little more on rocks.
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