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Old 07-10-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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Hey, y'all...

I will soon be taking a trip which includes about 60km (~40 miles) on gravel. A friend recommended that I drop the tire pressure when I leave the city and hit the gravel road. This friend told me he has blown a tire and so has his friend, but they both admitted they were going way too fast. If I go at a reasonable velocity, is reducing tire pressure to drive on gravel for a while necessary? I appreciate your expertise. Thanks, gang.

Sam

PS Don't worry, I won't try to drift and end up in a ditch or go stupid fast... I am a responsible driver
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:34 PM   #2
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d00000000000d....ya want negative pressure....like a vacuum so it sucks the gravel up and gives ya mad traction

I wouldnt drive like an idiot and just make sure ya got a good spare and/or an extra tire/wheel with ya

I usta have to drive out in the boonies and always took a spare wheel/tire
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:44 PM   #3
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Leave them at the recommended pressure. I'd only drop the pressure if I were driving over really big sharp rocks.
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:17 AM   #4
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If I go at a reasonable velocity, is reducing tire pressure to drive on gravel for a while necessary?
No. Life here in Vermont makes gravel roads a daily thing. Modern street tires can easily handle gravel as long as you're not trying to rally.
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