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Experimenting with tire pressures....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kris77, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Sep 13, 2010 at 6:02 AM
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    kris77

    kris77 [OP] Born in the Backwoods

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    Been trying to figure out a good tire pressure for my new tires and thought i would share a bit...

    2008 DC TRD Sport short bed.

    Hankook Dynapro's 265-70-17

    Tried lots of different tire pressures...

    Found the best is 36 in the front and 32 in the rear.

    Anything higher, i start to get wear in the middle of the tires...Anything less, i start to get outer tire wear...Just have to remember to air up the backs if you need to haul anything reasonably heavy...

    Anybody else experiment any???
     
  2. Sep 13, 2010 at 6:07 AM
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    Chalk Line Test...Wears faster than the rubber so it takes less time to get it dialed in.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    Did that...couldnt get a good feel on it...

    Chalk wore pretty fast evenly...let the tires run at that pressure and the sides started wearing...did the chalk test again and it looked fine...left it there and the middle started wearing...

    So chalk test isnt 100% accurate...
     
  4. Sep 13, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    Are the sides wearing on the front and rear? Or just the fronts?
     
  5. Sep 13, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    I know what you are getting ready to say and im in the process of checking that as we speak...lol

    As of now its just the fronts...but its both sides...inside and out...Do i actually need to take it in to check the alignment or can i do some test myself?

    I know once before i actually measured the distance with a tape measure, but i don't know if that actually works or not....
     
  6. Sep 13, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    If you recently lifted, yes, You need an alignment. However, you may be taking turns too fast. Its normal for the outside edges of the tirs to wear faster, as the tire tilts a little when turning.
     
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