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Question regarding tire PSI

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by texastaco81, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Jul 17, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    texastaco81

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    Hey guys,

    I just put new Michelin LX 16s tires on my 04 tacoma double cab...

    I want to be diligent and keep my tires properly inflated.

    The sticker inside the passenger door says that 26 psi is the optimal for 16s... my question is:

    Could this sticker be for the old tires, or is this the recommendation for ALL 16s on this truck?

    Do you guys have a more *preferred* PSI for Michelin LXs on a double cab?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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  3. Jul 18, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    If you put tires on your vehicle which match the factory recommended tires, follow the door sticker. Otherwise, chalk test.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    I'd still chaulk test it rather than just following the door jamb. Everyone carries different things in their trucks (shells, tools, etc) and the front end is heavier than the rear so even unloaded the front should have more pressure than the rear for optimal tire wear.
     
  5. Jul 18, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Thanks... this method seems easier then driving for 1/4 mile then checking the wear on the tire. I guess this method lets you check both tire and ground for contact. Thanks!
     
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