Airing down in the snow.

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    Default Airing down in the snow.

    I've never really thought about it until today but does anyone air down when it snows? For on and off road use? I know no one prob airs down below 10 psi but yeah if you have or do how's it do? Thanks!

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    yes, and it makes a huge difference if it's not hard packed snow. some people do go below 10 psi without beadlocks. apparently the difference between 10 and 8 psi is big and the difference between 8 and 6 is huge. I wouldn't want to re set a bead on the trail, so I don't go that low. the difference between 35 and 15 psi is massive when you need traction in the snow. it has gotten me un-stuck.


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    Default Re: Airing down in the snow.

    See below.
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    Default Re: Airing down in the snow.

    If I'm headed to the hills to go play in the snow, I always air down. Makes a huge difference in traction/flotation. I use one of these EZ Deflators

    Tire Patch Kits, Guages, Deflators - Wheeler's Off-Road, Inc

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    Default Re: Airing down in the snow.

    Yes, absolutely you can air down for snow. I airdown to about 15psi whenever we are expected to get snow or freezing rain, or when the roads are wet in the winter. On dry days, I'll air back up to either 25 or 30....When late April/early May comes along, I go back up to 25 to 30 permanently for the summer. Thats all for street driving. If I'm going to go PLAY in the snow, I'll go down to 10-12. I have stock 7" rims, so 10 is as low as I will go, for fear of breaking a bead.

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    Default Re: Airing down in the snow.

    Thanks for all the responses. I've just never really thought about it till yesterday. I always air down when trail riding or what not just never thought about it for snow. And thanks yotadan I really should buy a nice deflator.

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