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Old 7th July 2009, 15:48   #1
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Default Help with Scorpio Tyre Pressure with 16" BFG

Tyre Gurus I need some info please. I recently upgraded my Scorpio 15" stock wheels to 16" Alloys and 235/70 R16 BFG tyres.

Now, this is my first experience with tubeless tyres and currently the PSI pressure is at 32 I think. But on the tyre, it says 50 PSI !! What is the optimum pressure to maintain here, keeping in mind that I will currently use the vehicle 95% in the city. And do I need to change the pressure if I do a 70% mud trail trip? I plan to do a LOT of traveling this monsoon, on wildlife and photography trips.
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you sure is in love with your BFG.

Any idea about your alloys width?(nothing to do with air pressure)
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NIP - I think the pressure mentioned on the tyre is the maximum pressure that you can inflate the tyre.
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Dude! It says MAX PSI is 50. That is while seating the beads, it shouldnt be inflated beyond 50psi.

For comfort, keep it around 30. You need to experiment around and find oyur sweetspot. No one will be able to tell it to you. You need to find it yourself. Think of it like a spiritual search for the best balance between handling and comfort! :
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thanks nikhil and iraghava. i think i'll maintain the 32 i have now.

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you sure is in love with your BFG.

Any idea about your alloys width?(nothing to do with air pressure)
jk yea i love my wheels and i'm not too sure of the width...i think 7. i'll confirm...

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