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Old 03-17-2014, 07:54 AM   #29
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Phoenix, I just purchased the P275/55/20s for my Suburban. Why do you recommend 44 lbs in the rear tires? Why would I not put 44 in the front as well? And if not what is the recommended pressure for the front tires?
Most vehicles have a tire placard inside the driver's door. For some reason most light trucks have more pressure in the rear tires. Maybe it is for cargo/load?
My door placard has 30# front and 33# rear so that's what I run.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:48 AM   #30
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The label on my 3/4 ton van for full load is 55 lbs front and 80 lbs rear. Typically when not towing we allow those rear tires to be down to about 65 psi or so. Leaving them at 80 when empty gives us a buck board ride.

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Old 03-19-2014, 12:34 PM   #31
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Decoding tire size information can be a PITA. There's a veritable cacophony of letters and numbers on each one and, depending on what type of tire we're talking about, the letters and numbers can mean different things.

The wikipedia page on the subject is pretty good.

I'm a big fan of Micheline tires in general but I've recently started using Nokian tires on all my vehicles. The Rotiva is a great A/T tire that comes in many sizes, often has an XL rating for weight and carries the severe service emblem for snow.

They can be harder to find and a little more expensive but they can also be a true all-season tire.
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LT E-rated tires for our TV

Looking for the best tires for a 2012 Yukon Denali XL pulling a 1965 22 Safari.
Were full time so safety and reliability are foremost. Michelin reviews are either very good or complaints of them not holding up.
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Looking for the best tires for a 2012 Yukon Denali XL pulling a 1965 22 Safari.
Were full time so safety and reliability are foremost. Michelin reviews are either very good or complaints of them not holding up.
The complaints I've seen about Michelins is that the threads don't last very long. But tires are a trade-off. You can have a soft rubber tire that will grip the road better and ride smoother, but will wear out faster, or you can have a harder rubber tire that will last forever but it won't grip the pavement or handle as well.
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I put Michelins on my Silverado last year. I towed my 25' a couple times last summer to the mountains of NC. I towed my 34' about 700 miles from FL to NC about a month ago. The ride was excellent every time!

I've found if I inflate tires on my Silverado between 38 and 40 PSI cold the tread will last about 10,000 miles longer. When I followed the truck manufacturers suggested inflation the tires outside edges would wear faster when the tires were in the front position.
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The complaints I've seen about Michelins is that the threads don't last very long. But tires are a trade-off. You can have a soft rubber tire that will grip the road better and ride smoother, but will wear out faster, or you can have a harder rubber tire that will last forever but it won't grip the pavement or handle as well.
I have run several trucks with the Michelin MS2 and have gotten very good mileage out of them. My current '09 Duramax is on its second set. First set replaced at just over 80k miles and the second second set has almost 90k. A good many years on the first set pulling a 38ft Mobile Suites 5th wheel with a 4k lb pin. Regular tire rotation is key to long tire tread life.
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Since Andy Thompson has posted about the Durango as a TV in the past I would email him with what is to be pulled and ask for a recommendation both on size and perhaps brand. Size is sometimes used to change the effective rear end ration for towing. If you get the correct size and tire type brand probably means less. My TV tires are E rated Michelins but the TV is a Dodge 2500 diesel which is a different thing altogether than a Durango.
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16" rims are the smallest available for E rated LT tires that I have found.
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