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BobW
07-01-2006, 01:18 AM
My truck says to inflate the tires to 60 lbs. This is on all 6 wheels. What tire pressures are you doing to your truck, towing and not? It would be nice to have a softer ride when your not towing. I understand some are inflating to only 35 lbs. Is this on all 6 tires?

Motor31
07-01-2006, 12:37 PM
The best optiojn on that is to look at the tires and wheels you have on the truck. Each will tell you what the max pressure is for them. Example, if the tires say the max is 110 but the wheel is stamped for 80, do not exceed 80.

For the minimum pessure go to the tire manufacturers website or a store and look for the inflation chart for the make and model tire you have on the vehicle. This chart will give you the inflation per the load on the tires. To get the load go to a truck stop and weigh the truck, preferably one axle at a time. You need the axle weight as that will tell you what each one is carrying. The front axle will carry more weight than the rear when the truck is unloaded. Simply inlate to the charts limits per the weight on the tires. This will keep you in the inflation the tire was manufactured to deal with per the load.

Don't forget to increase the pressure before you load up or hitch up. In fact it's a good idea to weigh the trailer and truck so you make sure you stay within the guidelines of the truck and tire capacity when towing.

kennethwooster
10-30-2006, 06:56 AM
I have an F350 SRW. When loaded I put in what the truck door says to use. However I usually let out 5 to 10 pounds when not loaded. I think we can let out to much and cause tire damage, or uneven tread wear. If I'm very heavy I will air up to the tires top pressure listed on the sidewall.