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Hi All. I was wondering @ what psi you run your (stock) tires at? This past weekend a friend of mine (who owns a stock Rhino) and I (Teryx) went out to some local trails. I destroyed the Rhino at everything except one hillclimb that was long, steep, and sandy. The Rhino made it up, but the Teryx didn't. I didn't lack any power, the tires just started digging in. I already have the tires down to 6 psi, should I go lower??? How much lower can I go in these tires?

I can't think of anything else that would cause the Rhino to make it, but that would stop the teryx.
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Do you happen to know what tires the Rhino was running?




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25" tires that came stock on the Rhino.
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Were you in 4wd? Was the Rhino?

You are a little heavier, but not so much that I would think you would have had problems. Not sure you want to go too much lower on the air pressure without beadlocks.




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We both were in 4 wheel drive, both had the front diffs open. All things basically equal between the two! Maybe I should have eased off the gas a little bit
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Throttle control and momentum are critical in a hillclimb.. I would have locked the front diff too.
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I am running my stock tires at 5 psi with ITP beadlock wheels. I have never had a problem with traction yet.

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I have aired mine down to 5 and did some pretty nasty wheelin and didn't have any problems.
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I have been running 5 in the front and 9 in the rear. No problems so far. Pulls really good in dry river sand, and climbing hills.
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I have aired mine down to 5 and did some pretty nasty wheelin and didn't have any problems.
Hey T-rex, So where are you riding at? I'm not too far south of you....
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