Originally Posted by HowieE
Had a very lengthily conversation with a Michelin Company truck tire rep today. After reviewing my axle weights and other factors he came to the same conclusion I had as far as tire pressure, 50 front and 55 rear. He did say that under no circumstances should I go out to 75 psi as that would reduce the road contact surface to a dangerous state.
Don't know what to tell you, Howie. I guess I'd ask the guy why they give inflation tables for axle/tire weights up to 80 psi at max load if you can only inflate their tires to 55 psi, and why would anyone buy their tires for a truck if they can only carry 70% of the weight of a comparable Bridgestone or Goodyear.
The replacement Firestones I had on the Ex were E rated with a max psi at 80.
As I said, I have the LTX M/S Michelins on my moho, and they have an 80 psi max rating on the sidewall.
Good luck with your decision.
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