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Old 10-30-2007, 06:51 PM   #29
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i agree completely!

sell the excursion AND the tires.

they are both way too dangerous.

but so is that tire rep.


all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:53 PM   #30
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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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Old 10-30-2007, 07:20 PM   #31
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FWIW - I have load range E BFG's on the 1 ton van - their max psi for max carrying capacity is at 70 psi.... stamped on the sidewall of the tire. I run 65 psi with excellent results.

All this Excursion talks is making me reconsider an Ex (I had been looking for a diesel one). My 1 ton Dodge van, all 13 yrs old of it, sounds like it's doing better... course, my trailer is a BIT lighter! : > Only about 5000 pounds....

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