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Believe it or not, we were running this tire with 8 pounds of pressure at each corner on this fullsize Cherokee. It could have been the fact that the tires were new and not broken in all the way yet, but we didn't get to see very much sidewall flex, even under a 5,000-pound fullsize vehicle. Nevertheless, the tire gripped rocks pretty well and pulled themselves right up the sandstone we were testing them on. The lateral dog-bone tread gave a long surface edge to wrap onto the rocks, letting them pull us up and over some rocks with ease that impressed us, considering the lack of flex.