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How much air in the tires????

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Ricky B, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Jul 1, 2008 at 8:10 AM
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    Ricky B

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    I know to look on drivers door for air pressure. The drivers door show 235/70/r15 32 psi. I run 265/70/r16 and all it shows on the tire is max 80psi cold. A'm I missing something? Rick
     
  2. Jul 1, 2008 at 8:14 AM
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    check your tires, some manufacturers have the recommended psi on the tire itself
     
  3. Jul 1, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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    humanoid

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    Never ever air your tires up to the MAX pressure that's on the sidewall of your tires, you're just asking for trouble. 34 PSI should suffice.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2008 at 5:26 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Put a chaulk line on your tire and drive around. You want to adjust your air psi until you can see about 1/8" of chaulk at the edge of your tread. :)
     
  5. Feb 11, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    thats a motorcycle thing because when were riding we lean and use the side of the tire. I'm not so sure thats correct with truck tires...
     
  6. Feb 11, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    on 1rst gens its 29 I believe
     
  7. Feb 11, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    i keep mine on 20 psi
    but thats cuz i like my itres to roar going down the road
     
  8. Feb 11, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    20... you must not even get 1 mpg. i'm sure it's tire and load dependant, i just aired up to 40 up front and 38 in the back. 265 75 16 bfg a/t's
    we'll see how that works, the ride is still nice.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2009 at 4:15 AM
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    no it still gets pretty decent gas milage
    considered on how i drive it:D im 16:thumbsup:
     
  10. Feb 12, 2009 at 4:27 AM
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    The chalk methond is the best as every vehicle is different this will ensure the life of the tires. You will have more psi in fron than in the rear, as the psi is determined by how mush weight the tire needs to support.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    well, i'll stick with using the chalk method on my bike. what do you guys run thought?!?!
     
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