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Old 08-17-2014, 11:59 AM   #1
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Tire pressure

Hat tire pressure do you all run I have 32's and I am just wondering?


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Old 08-17-2014, 12:24 PM   #2
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The right pressure will depend on the vehicle weight, tire make/model, tire size and wheel width.

The best way to find out what pressure to run for even tire wear is to do a chalk test.

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Old 08-17-2014, 02:18 PM   #3
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Chalk Test?

Please explain chalk test.

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Old 08-17-2014, 03:03 PM   #4
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Please explain chalk test.
Google my friend..

"You can also “calculate” your tire pressure with the chalk method. This involves coloring a section of your tire with chalk to see how much tread is making contact with the ground. Start by finding a flat road surface. Concrete is actually the best choice, but you can also do this on asphalt. Make a mark with soft chalk that goes all the way across your tread. Then, gradually drive your truck forward about 50 feet and then backwards 50 feet.

Analyze the chalk on the tire. If the chalk is only worn off on the center of the tire, reduce the tire pressure slightly and go through the process again. With the adjustment, you should see the chalk wear off more broadly. Keep making tiny adjustments in the tire pressure until the chalk wears off evenly and all the way across the tread.

You will have to complete this process for each of your four tires. Once you’ve found the right street pressure, add 10% to all four tires. Then, measure the tires and add pressure to balance them. As explained above, you need to measure from the wheel to the ground. Start by balancing the profiles of the front tires with each other. Then, balance the front tires again with the rear tires. Always adjust the tires with the smaller profiles by adding air.

The advantages and disadvantages of this method are the same as those involved in the second method above. If you go through the process correctly, you end up with the ideal tire pressure. But, this method is tedious and there’s a reasonable chance that you will make a mistake."

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Old 08-18-2014, 05:50 PM   #5
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What ply is your tires
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