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Idiot at the wheel..

I am an idiot!...
two, count them, one-two flat tires in less than a (1) week on the TH that I've had for 3...
Why? you might ask...
see first sentence I say...
Both where popped on dirt gravely road/trails, first was the dirt road running through the Spenceville wilderness area between the firing range and camp far west (kind of embarrassing when a civic is asking me if I need help) and the other was at the OHV park at Oroville (aka 'the claypit') next to the firing range near the afterbay below the dam (also on a gravely/dirt road-trail)
Both where nothing radical, both where punctures into the tire between the treads...
So, I learned the stock kelly edges that come stock on a TH are all weather, not all-terrain. So street, slush, water, rain, etc...

D'oh!

So, who else has a tail of a bone-head action they've done in their renegade?
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Two flat tires, both within "range" of a firing range? Nah, couldn't be that!
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Did you air down the tires to a lower pressure? That's generally what you do when you go off-road.
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Did you air down the tires to a lower pressure? That's generally what you do when you go off-road.
nope...just had the urge and off I went.
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Two flat tires, both within "range" of a firing range? Nah, couldn't be that!
hmm, I get some range scrap a few times in the past (laying in the dirt around my steel plate/gong) that when tossed into the lead melter for casting had twisted copper jackets float on top...hmmmm
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Not sure where you are from since most people do not put location!!! but Goodyear Wranglers came on my Stock Trailhawk.
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Tires are questionable at best in stock form usually. Falkens are better than GYs, and the SRAs are super thin overall. Sounds like you need to upgrade to a more durable tire!
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Not sure where you are from since most people do not put location!!! but Goodyear Wranglers came on my Stock Trailhawk.
the claypit near the Oroville dam
https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=409
not me but shows you what's out there...


https://www.google.com/search?q=orov...E,lf:1,lf_ui:1

as you see, there's just packed dirt over hard clay they used to make the dam (yes the one from the news that almost broke).

again...see first sentence of first post.

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My $0.02, off-roading with fully inflated tires is not how you should do it. Airing down helps to cushion the ride, allows the tread of the tire to conform to the stones, rocks, crevices and other installed better while reducing the chance of puncture to the tire itself.
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My $0.02, off-roading with fully inflated tires is not how you should do it. Airing down helps to cushion the ride, allows the tread of the tire to conform to the stones, rocks, crevices and other installed better while reducing the chance of puncture to the tire itself.
I know (now )..
but people are missing the point of my post to begin with, it's not to nit-pick my idiocy (lord knows I do enough of that to myself anyway), it's to tell the tales and have a laugh at our own D'oh! moments .

So, come on, I know I'm not the only one that has a homer moments (especially behind the wheel of a new toy)
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