Airing down with stock wheels / stock wrangler tires

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Airing down with stock wheels / stock wrangler tires

Post by OscarMike » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:52 pm

Hello all, just a quick question.
If your doing mild trails (ivy blue and green)
Is there any reason on a stock rig to air down some?
My main concern is preventing side wall slashing.
I've heard airing down helps that?
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Post by TJinWV » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:43 pm

Airing down increases the contact patch of the tire with the ground, no matter what size the tire is. A larger contact patch means more traction. It is always a good idea.
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Re: Airing down with stock wheels / stock wrangler tires

Post by dex3361 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:47 pm

You can certainly air down some but on the blue and green trails It will not likely be an issue. Keep in mind when you air own your rig will sit lower to the ground and on a stock tires the height may be needed more. If you do air down dont go below 15 PSI and even airing down to 25 PSI will make a difference how it rides on the trail. Slashing a sidewall would most likely occur on the rocky areas and dont think the blue and green trails are rock intensivefrom what I have seen. Keep in mind I have only been to Ivy a couple of times and I focused on mainly the black trails. I run some blue and green trails that were connecting trails and they were stocker friendly.
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Post by kane0421 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:48 pm

It will help to air down to 15-20. The trails we're planning on running won't be very rocky so theoretically your sidewalls should be fine. Clearance won't be a huge issue either, I ran all of the greens in a stock cherokee with saggy springs. If anything airing down some will make your ride more comfortable.

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Post by ledzep_06 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:02 am

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Re: Airing down with stock wheels / stock wrangler tires

Post by OscarMike » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:25 pm

So since it's probably going to be wet and sloppy should I air down tomorrow? I've got goodyear wranglers... not mud tires. I can bring a compressor.

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Re: Airing down with stock wheels / stock wrangler tires

Post by jawest12 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:28 pm

Can't hurt. Especially with an AIr Compressor. SInce they have regraded all the trails, I do not believe we will have any trouble. And not doing anything crazy.

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