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Old 03-17-2014, 07:54 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by Pat Cassity View Post
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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