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TheTechGuru

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Re: Tire Inflation ?

said by aurgathor:

said by TheTechGuru:

Use the number in the door jamb. If it gives a range use the high number.

Ranges are sometimes given for pickup trucks where the load on the rear axle can vary significantly. And some other times the pressure is for the rated load, which is often not the case. For example, my Bronco has the recommended tire pressure of 35/41 (front/rear) but I usually just use to 37 psi overall in dry weather, 35 in wet weather. Based on the wear pattern I can see that it is slightly high. Too high of a pressure is most dangerous on wet or icy roads.

As for those Exploders, I think 30 - 32 psi should've been the recommended pressure for them.

The reason I say use the high number is because fuel economy is usually the top priority these days.

My car says 29 normal 35 max load and it also says add 3psi for speeds over 100mph (designed for autobahn).

So I run it at 35.
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Lurch77
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So you are effectively over inflated unless you are loading the car to maximum capacity.