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Trying to find a happy medium of tire pressure so I get maximum ground clearance, good traction, and shock absorption ?
Also looking for a good pressure gauge for low pressure ?
 

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The manufacturer has already defined the best average tire pressure & put a label on your machine with that psi.
If you increase the tire pressure to gain clearance you lose traction & side wall flex (shock absorption) decreasing the pressure works the opposite way.
As for a low pressure tire gauge, any auto store should have them in stock.
 
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I run 4psi in my Bearclaw HTR's. They are a beefy tire and we often air them down to 1PSI in the snow. The traction on snow increases immensely that low. They can handle it fine too.
 

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Wow that’s super low pressure but I get it.

as far as gauges it’s hard to find a good ACCURATE low pressure gauge. I’ll look at them at the race shop.
Thanks guys
 

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Yeah, 4 on mine may not equal 4 on yours. Accuracy of the gauge doesn't really matter as long as you find the best pressure for you with your gauge. Trial and error of course.
I do know that they seem to slide out a lot easier if you have a couple pounds too much. The ride is stiffer also since they are a heavier ply tire. I found mine gained almost 2 PSI at elevation than what I set them at in the garage.
 

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I think stock calls for 7psi. But you need to see where it feels comfortable for you. Trial and error. Be careful not to go too high or low, that could hinder your handling.

The stock tool kit that comes with these quads already includes a low pressure gauge. Mine works well and has been verified by using a digital gauge

Good luck
 

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I’ve always just found the right “feel” by riding then stood at the back & faced quad & pushed my foot into the center & gauged how much “squish” I got then matched them. Gade usually tracked well confirming I wasn’t too far off. Primitive but effective. I do know that I was running a little stiff tho.
 

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Je lance 4psi dans mes Bearclaw HTR. Ils sont un pneu costaud et nous les aérons souvent jusqu'à 1PSI dans la neige. La traction sur la neige augmente énormément à ce point. Ils peuvent aussi bien le gérer.
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The PSI label recommendation posted on your bike is for stock tires .
The higher the ply rating (Bearclaw HTR are 8 ply tires ) the less pressure you'll need
 

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The psi on the side of the tire is just a recommendation.. mostly only the sxs riders run close to that psi... my tires I usually run 4-5 psi depending on the tire and sidewall... I found the best tire pressure gauge is a digital most of them can go to the lower tire pressure we use on these machines... they are a throw away item once the batteries crap out.. all the ones I have used the batteries are almost as much as the tool

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depends on the tire, i currently run Htrs and run 6 in the front and 5.5 in the rear. i have tried lots of different pressures in them and anything over 6 and it feels like I'm riding on bricks. i have ran dirt commanders that were bias ply and they felt good a 3 psi and anything over felt rough. so it depends on what you have and the terrain your in. i ride Hatfield mccoy in WV mostly.
 

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I always used to run 20 psi in my tires lol. Then I read the manual and it said 2.2 and thought that was to low so I started running 7psi. This was on my old Honda and I remember the thing floated like a boat when I used to take it into any water. Today I run 5 ish psi in my tires, and yes they are still a bit more than the manual call for but I'd rather wear my tires down a bit more than popping a bead.

For your renegade just run 5psi vaccum (or -5 psi). I mean suck air out of it for maximum traction as a science experiment for all of us. Maybe that will become the next best thing in off road.
 

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Thanks for the reply. My terrain is tough. Sometimes I need the low psi for traction & ride, but other times higher psi for that extra inch of ground clearance (I am Irish, I need every inch I can get?) I currently have 5 psi and I’m liking it.
 
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