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What psi should i run?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TacoTRD420, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. kilgoja

    kilgoja Well-Known Member

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    anywhere from 32-34 all the way around
     
  2. MooseTX82

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    What a great thread. I was wondering what I should run for my BFG 285/75 17s. I guess Ill do that test when I get home.
     
  3. RedTaco2134

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    I run 32psi. 275/70/17. Recommended pressure for 33's or 35's 28psi-32psi. Reduces tread cupping and abnormal wear.
     
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    You can reset the TPMS to monitor any pressure you'd like (except 0 I think). There is a button under the steering column- Set all the pressures the same, push the button and VIOLA!! TPMS monitors for the new pressure.


    I've said it before- I'll say it again. That pressure ONLY applies to the Make and Model of tire SOLD STOCK on the truck. If you swap to another brand, style, or size of tire aftermarket- You NEED to do the chalk test.

    CHALK TEST (as discussed on Page 1 of this thread):
     
  5. RedTaco2134

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    Just my $.02 you could easily go to a tire shop and buy a tread depth gauge, much easier and a lot more simple.
     
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    how does your truck ride if u dont mind me asking
     
  7. blazze2005

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    My 05 Tacoma Pre-Runner list 29psi all the way around

    With my new 18 Falken Ziex Tires the max pressure says 40psi

    I did the chalk test and I'm running 32 psi front tires

    and Running 30 psi rear tires

    I feel my new 18 x 9 wheels with the 265-60-18 tires ride better then my stock 17" sport alloys and Dueller HT tires
     
  8. strongwxnc

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    I run General Grabber AT2 265/70 16. I just got my brakes changed at a local tire shop. I was running 36 all the way around. Dude noted that I might want to try 35F and 34R. I let them try that after they were done.
    After about 100miles at that PSI I can tell a big difference. My truck handles better now and seems to ride smoother. Not to concern with Ride confront more than making sure I get the most life out of the new set I got.
    BTW, this tires are great...
     
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    A mech told me to run at least 40 psi all the way around if I wanted my M/T to last because of the softer rubber compound :eek:
     
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    I dunno man. Some many different psi I have read about here and other places. Going to try the 34/35 for a tank to see what happens...
     
  11. eight3one_offroad

    eight3one_offroad Honey your two French Fries short of a Happy Meal.

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    255/75/17's I run 35 PSI all around for right now...
     
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    35 psi all the way around.

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    i have duratracks in a 285/70/17 in load range D little smaller then the 75 , but still look huge on a 3in lift, an rub with alot of trimin done.
    i run them at @30 psi great wear ,best tire out there [imho]
     
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    Running 38 psi all around but will admit to not doing the chalk test (never find chalk when I need it). 265/70R15 Nokian WRg2's, softer tire, had them installed today first thing I did was stop off at the nearest gas station and checked the tire pressure, they were set at 35 psi and it felt like I was driving with the traction of a gecko - probably could have climbed a glass wall - set them to 38 and its more responsive, may go to 40, and may actually do that chalk test as it does seam like the best way to do it (although the feel is important, not harshness, but responsiveness).
     
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    running 45-46 psi all the way around on my 265/65/17 Yokohama Geolanders HT/S G-051's. About 90,000 miles on them now, will be changing them at about 100,000. Rotated every 6000 miles, all highway. No uneven wear patterns at all, highway MPG has always been a consistant 21-22.
     
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    none as of yet there is not much to offer here in germany ,but when i get back to the states next year it's a different ball game
    does anybody know how to shut off the tire pressure warning light on the dash,i live hear in germany and the weather took it's toll on the valve stems and froze the caps on and when i got the cooper discoverer atr's on they broke as they were taking them off the rim now the only sensor i have is the one in the spare, i let out some air but the light is still on any suggestions
     
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    Any suggestions on psi for BFG mudders( 33x12.5)?
     
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    I have not yet done the chaulk test but I have tested it using 29 F 27 R,
    31F 29R, Did not notice much difference.

    I wonder why does Toyota recommend 32R and 29F? the weight is highe rin the front???
     
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    what psi do you recommend for nitrogen filled tires?
     
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    So i am a little confused here, I have the duratracs in 265-70r17 and the side of it said a max of 80 psi. I have always been under the impression that about 5 psi under max is good. But all i see on here is people running 20-40 psi! it seems like when i had a flat i was about 30 psi and it showed, so are yall referring to what yall air down to off road? or do yall always ride with those psi's? have i been wrong all this time?
     
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