Originally Posted by ClearH2O
Hey Jerry interesting info there on tire pressures! I have always just pressured up to the imprinted tire pressure. I'm a do it yourselfer on my jeep but I have a limited knowledge on the why and what fore and always like to learn more to get past this.
Obviously answering this in detail is off topic to the original poster's problem but I am curious to learn more. Any chance you could start a separate thread or if one exists you could point us to it?
Not Jerry here and have far less knowledge than he but I will try to answer for you the best I can.
The imprinted tire pressure usually indicates maximun inflation pressure for the specific tire. Most vehicles have tire pressures listed on the door pillar or the door itself, if you cannot find it , it will be in the owners manual. The recommended pressure will be only for oem tires. For larger tires you will need to keep an eye on them for signs of wear, an under inflated tire will show signs of wear on the outer and inner edges and an over inflated tire will show signs of wear in the center of the tire.