Yes true, I'm not racing. I go hard, but not race truck hard. At 20 psi, my sidewall holds ride height but still flexes over rocks. It does pretty well in soft sand too. On really big hits the tire does collapse, but I'm ok with that for the most part. I have bent a few rims, but only a few over the last 4 years. Main thing is the ride is nice and comfortable LOLI don't know what tires you guys are running but those pressures seem to be really low. Most people that race are in the upper 30's or mid 30's. The lowest I have heard is 28 psi and that was with inner liners.
We plan to do some more testing before LDC on pressures but there is absolutely no way we could run 20-25psi. What am I missing?
Maybe you guys with pre runners are just not abusing wheels and tires like we do with race trucks?
Yes its possible to bend a rim at lower pressures, but like I said, it hasn't been a big deal for me. Also, I'm not doing 60-70 mph over rocky sht haha if you're doing that then definitely run more pressure37x17 here too. I guess I'm thinking that it's cheaper to run a little more tire pressure then bend a rim haha. I do carry 2 spares so I could play around with less pressure and get home if I lose one. I'm just not sure it's a good idea with the type of terrain I'm running in. It's super rocky and sometimes I'll get up to 60-70 mph.