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Aired down to 18 psi, can or should I go lower?
(Big Bear, California)
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Big Bear is beautiful! It's been a few years for me.

Keep this in mind regarding airing down. Yes you can certainly go lower, but on a non beadlock wheel, the lower you go, the greater the risk of breaking the bead between tire/wheel, leaving you in a bad spot.

I used to run 14 psi on my non beadlocks wheeling in Moab and we never had an issue. I did have onboard air and a Hi-Lift with me.

If you're on terrain like in your pic, you could go lower. Happy trails✌🏻


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Aired down to 18 psi, can or should I go lower?
(Big Bear, California)
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I run my Wrangler Rubicon diesel on stock wheels and 35’s in the snow at 16PSI. This works well for me on both rough overlanding trails and snow. I have heard and seen that the real magic is when you run your air pressure in the single digits as when using beadlocks.

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Big Bear is beautiful! It's been a few years for me.

Keep this in mind regarding airing down. Yes you can certainly go lower, but on a non beadlock wheel, the lower you go, the greater the risk of breaking the bead between tire/wheel, leaving you in a bad spot.

I used to run 14 psi on my non beadlocks wheeling in Moab and we never had an issue. I did have onboard air and a Hi-Lift with me.

If you're on terrain like in your pic, you could go lower. Happy trails✌🏻


-Steven
Thanks for tip! I'm always looking to learn the reasoning behind decisions made on the trail. I don't WANT to lower my psi just for fun but I do want to know what goes behind the decision to think "18 psi isn't enough, I should go down to 14 psi. But not any lower because I don't have beadlocks."

Thanks!!
 

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Thanks for tip! I'm always looking to learn the reasoning behind decisions made on the trail. I don't WANT to lower my psi just for fun but I do want to know what goes behind the decision to think "18 psi isn't enough, I should go down to 14 psi. But not any lower because I don't have beadlocks."

Thanks!!
My pleasure! I think that would keep you safe(14psi/sock wheel) and allow you to experience the difference in psi, especially on the same terrain. That's when you're really learning right?

Keep you and your family/friends in the 'safe' zone always. Changing a flat tire in offroad conditions can be challenging.

Lastly, as mentioned by @D90John , single digits on beadlocks will blow your mind in terms of traction/ability of the tire to work the terrain.

I'll be doing a video on beadlocks soon on my YouTube channel. Be safe Amigo!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5HJ5REOo6XbFuakJem6TTw


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picked this Rubi up 2 weeks ago, no mods yet. My first Jeep, so super stoked. Hoping to taking it for its first off road putting early next week.
Congrats Arthur! Have fun getting her offroad :like:


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NewJeep visited some trees this morning. No "mods" as yet; being only one week old, the focus has been on lug torque, recalibrating the pedal (no stalls since), and watching the status to make sure things are charging correctly and so forth.
No stalls for a week. That pedal recalibration should be added to the dealer checklist.

Put on the gorilla wheel lugs this morning.

Might go out this week and check a few places for the big antenna.
 

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Ordered my 2021 JL Rubi in June and finally drove it off the lot Oct 29. What a wait! Plus it came with a soft top instead of hard so I ordered that before we left. It just came in and was installed on Friday. Now I am having a really hard time deciding on my build. Finally have decided to get a build sheet with a 3.5 in Rock Krawler Long arm. So unless I change my mind yet again might stick with this idea. I must say this jeep doesnt even compare to my older one..The tranny is amazing...I only buy stick shift which is why I order! Let me know what you guys did with your JL

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So I finally Got my Pig dirty about 3 weeks or so ago

She was like a new Filly running in a field for the first time :CWL:

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Love it :like:


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drove it off the lot Oct 29...

Now I am having a really hard time deciding on my build.

Finally have decided to get a build sheet...

So unless I change my mind yet again...

The tranny is amazing...I only buy stick shift which is why I order!
Congratulations on the new Jeep(s)! :clap:

I'm a bit lost on just how many you've purchased in the last six months, but it sounds like they're all manual transmissions. Has it been behaving? No stalls? Finding the right shift points?
 

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