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Recommended PSI For 265/75/16 Duratracs?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by YayAreaTaco0311, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Nov 29, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    YayAreaTaco0311

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    I have a 2009 Crew Cab with 265/75/16 with no lift. They are Duratracs in load range C. What PSI would you recommend for normal driving?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 29, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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    Try the "Chalk Method". I run 32PSI in the front tires and 26PSI in the rear tires(unloaded and not towing of course).
     
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    First place to look for this answer is your door jamb. Ideal PSI can vary by tire, but the best starting point is the manufacturer's recommendation.

    A lot of people will probably argue more on the tire side, but I learned from years of actual experience in the tire industry that you can play this guessing game all day long if you don't start in the right place.
     
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    On my Taco, the sticker recommends 35PSI all around for 265/70/16. The thing is, I'm running 265/75/16...

    How much more or less should I go with? Thanks.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    i just had these installed on my 2006 DC, same size and load range, and the shop said to run 32/30.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    The chalk line test takes all the questions and guessing out of the equation.
    You are right that the door card might not be correct for your new tires....and even if you get the same size and make/model of tires- Those recommended pressures may not be the same when you replace the original tires with new one.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    Trying to figure out this for my Grabber AT2's...Left the shop with 80psi in them:eek:...wasnt to thrilled...now at 40 and 38, but seems a bit stiff still, though they are 10 ply
     
  8. Nov 30, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    I run around 35psi in my 265/75/16 duratracs.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    I'm wondering the same thing. I got the DuraTracs 265/75-16 Load Range E, from Discount Tire and they put them on with 32psi. And my MPG went from about 19.5 to about 16.5 mpg. When I got my oil changed I asked them to fill them up and they also said it was supposed to be 32psi like the door panel says.

    I think when its a different size and/or load range that door sticker goes out the window (because that's recommended for 245/75-16).

    On my actual tires it says, "Max Load Single (3415 lbs) at (80 psi) COLD". So, I aired the tires up to 45 psi and noticed I'm getting 17-18 MPG. I don't want to over-inflate these tires, but if I could be getting better gas mileage, and life out of my tires it sure would be nice to know how much air is recommended.
     
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