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Old 06-06-2011, 08:47 PM
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Think my tires might be ballooning

This is probably a really dumb question, but are radial tires supposed to be flat on top of the tread? Mine arcs, even where it is in contact with the ground. I lowered the PSI from 36 to 32. Theyre 33 inch tires. Any suggestions?

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Lower them to around 28 psi, that's usually a good pressure for 33's. What's the max on the sidewall?

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Old 06-06-2011, 09:05 PM   #3
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i'm running mine around 28-30psi
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36 psi for 33s on a TJ is too much. I don't know what tires your running but check your sidewall to see your max psi cold rating and then go down from there. Remember that your tires will heat up and the air pressure will rise when its hot outside and while driving on them. Allow room for this and don't let them reach the max psi rating on the side of the tire.
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Okay I'll lower them to 28 tomorrow and see how it goes.

ESP, good point! Ya know, I had all this stuff in mind when buying tires, but now that they're on I'm too distracted by them to worry about the technical stuff. Ill check the max PSI tomorrow as well!
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I lowered the PSI and it seems to be much better! Thanks everyone!

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