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godtool
05-08-2007, 09:21 AM
Can anyone give me advice on this: "strict attention to air pressure when run on the highway" I air them down for offroad but if you need to run them on the highway, what pressure is ideal, how should the tire be siutting on the pavement for ideal wear?

As quoted off the net:

"The Super Swamper TSL with the patented TSL tread design offers unsurpassed traction under the toughest of conditions. Nine years of developing and testing produced the ultimate tire tread design. Short, intermediate and long massive lugs are uniquely arranged, each proportioned and spaced to bite quickly and to self-clean rapidly. The overall design gives today's on-and-off-road driver a tire that is both directionally and laterally stable; unmatched in performance. This is an extremely aggressive design that requires strict attention to air pressure when run on the highway."

http://www.4wheelonline.com/Products.aspx?CategoryId=344&ProductId=124022

godtool
05-08-2007, 09:22 AM
Hers my swampers:

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h213/godtool/jimmyclean.jpg

godtool
05-08-2007, 09:23 AM
Parked in meadow at west end of Squawk Lake. Those tires and locker had lots of fun ripping through mud and sod...
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h213/godtool/jimmydirty.jpg

B
05-08-2007, 11:14 AM
my take on that would be more that they are all at the same presure but to find ur ideal presure use a piece of chalk or white spray paint and mark the driving surface of the tire ... then go for a drive as long as the tire wears evenly (ie) accross the tread surface ur good if u only wear the middle let out a little air, if u only rub off the outsides inflate it till even wear occurs...

but probly they know ur gonna air down, an it's a cover there asss thing if u get in an accident because of the way the tire handles at low presures

imo .... [cheers]

Lynx
05-08-2007, 04:15 PM
just fillem' with water...

Always broke
05-08-2007, 04:25 PM
From the pic's your running too much air in them max i would put in would be 20lbs with your load to a min of about 7-8 always put in about and extra pound or 2 in the front because of the engine weight as compared to the rear[36]

Momma Taz
05-08-2007, 04:30 PM
twenty pounds is the ideal pressure for those tires

epic3
05-08-2007, 05:11 PM
I run my 36's at 25 on the road and as low as 10 off

B
05-08-2007, 05:24 PM
I run my 36's at 25 on the road and as low as 10 off




as low as 10 what are fuckin crasy [wako][32]

fresh
05-08-2007, 06:11 PM
i dont know if all the gages ive used r fucked but when i air down it reads like 2-3 pounds but ive never blown a bead? is it just cus samurais are light as fuck?

Murd0c
05-08-2007, 06:14 PM
20-25 on the road 11-14 on the trail

Murd0c
05-08-2007, 06:15 PM
i dont know if all the gages ive used r fucked but when i air down it reads like 2-3 pounds but ive never blown a bead? is it just cus samurais are light as fuck?

I run 2-3 but have beadlocks, if you go over a rock/log with that kind of psi you would blow a bead no questions asked

crimsen
05-08-2007, 09:44 PM
I run 2-3 but have beadlocks, if you go over a rock/log with that kind of psi you would blow a bead no questions asked

no, u won't. the ford was ran 4psi on the trail, and as low as 1/2 psi in the snow. i only blew 3 beads and 2 would of been blown at 10 psi.

this was with a 35 16 16 bogger on a 79 f150. its all in how you drive. the sammy will be able to go way lower as it is such a light weight.

the best psi is when your tire folds 1/3-1/2 the sidewall when driving over a small rock/log or what ever.


people with 16.5 rims disregard anything i just said.

norm
05-09-2007, 07:26 AM
i dont know if all the gages ive used r fucked but when i air down it reads like 2-3 pounds but ive never blown a bead? is it just cus samurais are light as fuck?

I gots a sammi with LTB's and I'll start at 5psi and go to 2 or 3 if need be,very
little sidewall flex with 31" bias on a sami cuz they don't weigh much.Never blown a bead on rockcrawler rims.

Oh yeah,never say never[9]

Apathy
05-09-2007, 07:45 AM
20-25 on the road 11-14 on the trail

I drove all the way from Jones lake to mission on saturday with 10psi front and 8 rear.

NO issues.. but i do have to say, that 20psi is better

epic3
05-09-2007, 12:12 PM
as low as 10 what are fuckin crasy [wako][32]

with my sooper dooper mad wheelin skillz yo I dont need to run lower

B
05-09-2007, 12:15 PM
lol.... ran 4 lbs in the rears and 8 in the fronts w the 44's off road and 15 in the fronts and 10 in the rears to andd from unless it was a big road tour then when't up to 20 lbs ....

Torch2815
05-09-2007, 12:31 PM
I have the radials on mine and there's 35 psi on road and 15 off, but I have a cummings sitting on top of them too....

ddog75blazer
05-09-2007, 05:20 PM
[iagree] 20-25 on the road with mine too[cheers]

Truckstuff
05-10-2007, 03:41 AM
I am running mine at 25psi

Growly Gorilla
05-10-2007, 08:15 AM
Ran mine at 30psi on road and 5-10 off road. same set up as you ,K5 on 3/4t running gear.

godtool
05-10-2007, 08:17 AM
14 psi in those pics. On tire it says 45 psi. Thats insane, you would wear out the center really quick? Anyways thanks for all the advice!

Chewtoy
05-10-2007, 09:24 PM
PSI requirements will differ between vehicles... lighter need less. One thing I haven't seen mentioned is heat buildup. With bias tires, they can make tremendous heat while running low air pressure at higher speeds. I've seen SX's that just came off a couple hour highway run that I couldn't hold my hand on, and smelled like they were burning. Pay attention to that while deciding what pressure to run. I think a lot of people run too much air in their tires, from the pics, yours don't look that bad at all... might have a wee bit too much. I have seen a CJ7 with 35-15.50-15s that he swears has 100,000km on them, and they are worn even across the tread, and still have tread left. He says he spends a bit of time making sure the pressure is right.

Oh... as for the psi on the sidewall.... it says at maximum load... most don't run loaded all the time, thus need less air. Last time I got a bead cleaned, they blew it up to 32 psi and got the back one too cause they said it didn't register any air on their gauge.... I asked them to please stop and drove home on a tilt where I let 20psi out.

godtool
05-11-2007, 08:17 AM
Thanks again for the info!

youngun
05-11-2007, 09:04 AM
I run my 31" LTB's at 30psi on road and 3-10 off road. Depends on conditions.