Regardless of size, a tire's handling and durability is directly tied to using the appropriate inflation pressure for the vehicle. With a variety of wheel and tire choices for new vehicles, it's essential to rely on the vehicle manufacturer to specify the appropriate inflation pressure for the tires. Using the vehicle's weight capacity for each axle and other considerations, the manufacturer can best calculate the psi needed to ensure the tire handles and performs well.

All too often, many drivers and mechanics assume the maximum tire pressure listed on the tire's sidewall is what is recommended for proper inflation. However, that number represents the maximum pressure that's safely allowed, but is likely higher than what is recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

Tire pressure can vary on several things, including:

For best results, look for a placard on the inside of the driver's door or a similar chart in the owner's manual to determine the recommended psi for your application.

What is recommended tire pressure for Goodyear, Eagle LS, 235/65 R18 for around town and then for high speed road trip in loaded SUV?

I have a set of goodyear tires Integrity p215/65r17.sticker on door says 30 lbs, but car wonders hard to control tried 35 little better tried 40 and it drives great no front end problems 2009 charger with 27,000 miles. Thanks, Ron

I need to know the correct tire pressure of Pirelli 215/60 R16

bought goodtear assurance tripled tread 235 65 18 what is the proper pressure thank you for help

Tony,

Assuming the tire size you listed is the original equipment size, then inflate to the PSI recommended by the car manufacturer. If it is an optional size, please call in for more information

I ordered the 285/35/20 & 305/35/20 F1 G2 Goodyear eagles for my 2010 camaro which is a different than stock perillis at 36 psi - what is recommended tire pressure for the Goodyears

2007 jeep. 255/70/18 pereilli tires. what psi/

Bryan,

Goodyear only gives us a maximum PSI for specific tire sizes, nothing that is vehicle specific. Given the load indexes of your tires are higher than stock (they can carry more load than OE), you can still safely use 36 PSI.

David,

Assuming you have a Wrangler, then you can still use the recommended PSI from Jeep as the 18" tire has the same load capacity as the stock tires. Should be 30 psi front and 35 psi rear.

what is tire pressure for my front 255/3519 &rear 285/35/19 michelin

I have a 09 Avalanche 1500. Just bought new tires (17 inch rims). Tire pressure placard faded and can't read. What is the appropriate tire pressure?

Mike,

For 265/70R17 size, GM requires at least 30 PSI for reference.

What is the recommended air pressure for Pirelli 225/40ZR18 (92Y) on Mercedes Benz CL550?

I bought P285//70/17 bridgestone at revo 2, they are larger than the 265/70/17 that came on my 02 tahoeZ. I cant find a recommended pressure only the max pressure.

Patty,

I'll need a little more information on your vehicle (like the model year) as the only size we've used for your vehicle is a 255/45R18 at 30 PSI recommended. A 225/40R18 size would be 2 inches smaller in diameter so we'd never recommend that size for use on the CL550

I have a 2012 Nissan Frontier 4x4. The placard recommends 35psi on the OEM Tires which were BFG Long trail P265/70/16. I have switched to Firestone Destination A/T in the larger size of LT285/75/16 with a 3" lift. What is the recommended new pressure for this larger and LT rated tire on my truck?

Greg,

While the Firestone has quite a bit more load capacity given its size and reinforced sidewall, we'd still have you at 35 PSI minimum to keep the tire happy. You can inflate to up to 80 PSI per Firestone, but since the Nissan does not have near the axle load capacity to do any heavy hauling you're still fine at 35 PSI. You can can go over that number (and up to 80 PSI cold) if you want to increase the firmness of the tire, but that would be up to you.

what is the recommended pressure for

the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW-2 on a 2000 camaro SS?

Matt,

Its difficult to give a recommended PSI without knowing the tire size. Please give us a call for more information.

I have a 2008 Tacoma std cab, 2wd and upgraded my 215/70-15 to Michelin 235/75-15. Toyota only states 29 front 32 rear psi for the stock size. What would it convert to with the larger tire? All city/hwy driving, usually light load, seldom cary full loaded weight.

Thank you.

Gregory,

Even with the larger tire, the recommended PSI will still be enough to carry the weight of the vehicle safely (even at full load). If you want, you can go up to 36 PSI if you want to make the tires feel a little "firmer" without creating any irregular wear.

I have a 1967 Le Mans with Hankook 225-50 - 17 tires. What is the recommended tire pressure?

Tony,

Without knowing the load rating for your axles, I'd have you run 36 PSI (cold) to make sure you the tires carry enough weight to be safe.

I have a 2003 ford ranger 4x4 extended cab with 30x9.50x15yokohama geolander at what tire pressure is recommended. Thanks.

Johnny,

I'd have you run 36 PSI (cold) to make sure you the tires carry enough weight to be safe.

I have a new toyota hatch sport and dont understand the new tire pressure instructions,tires are 205/55R16,Cheers

Trish,

Without knowing the specific year and model of your car we could not recommend a tire pressure. For best results please call in with your vehicle information. Thanks !

OE tires for my '07 Impala are P225/60R16. However, it is currently equipped with P215/60R16. What is the correct cold psi for these tires? Thanks for your help.

Can you recommend a tire pressure for a 235/65/R16 tire on a 2008 Saturn vue? They are Firestone FR710 tires. The information tire sticker is gone off my vehicle.

Kim,

Saturn requires 30 PSI for your tire size.

I have a 2006 chrysler300c with nexen 265/35/22 what tire pressure would you recommend?Thanks

Freddie,

I'd have you use around 34 PSI given the low profile tire

I put on LT265/75R16 LR C Duratracs on a 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser.

The previous tires were the same size, but E-Rated and required 46 psi. What should be the recommended tire pressure for C-Rated tires.

I understand the 46 psi was due to the government recommendation for all E-Rated tires. This seems too high.

Scott,

With a 6 ply or standard load tire, Toyota requires 32 PSI for reference

Use the sticker on a truck, only if you run the truck at max weight. Otherwise it is not accurate. If you run your truck at those pressures the tire wear will prove to be overinflated with the centers worn much more than the edges

2008 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 4x2

OEM BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A P275/65R18 114T SL

Replaced with Michelin LTX M/S2 LT275/65R18 123/120R E

When the tires were rotated, the tech looked at the door sticker,

and let out a bunch of air. These load-rated E "Light Truck" tires

look very under-inflated at 40psi. What PSI should they be at for

lightly-loaded highway driving?

Mark,

80 PSI is max (cold) pressure for the Michelins, and while 40 PSI is safe to use from a load capacity standpoint the tire may look a little better at 50 psi.

I have Dunlop fierce attitude mt 325x65x18 on a 2003 ford expedition with a 5" lift what should my tire pressure be set at

Tito,

Based on the weight of the Expedition, I'd have you use at least 40 PSI, and you can add pressure (up to 65 lbs. cold) to tune the tire for ride comfort or looks. (see Mark's post above)

I have Prius 2010 , using yokohama 195/65/15R 91H tyres . What should be the front and rear tires pressure & what is max cold inflation permitted in these tires .

Arjmand,

Assuming you have the Yokohama AVID S33d, max cold pressure is 44 PSi per the manufacturer. Given that this is the Original Equipment size, you would follow Toyota's guideline of 32 PSi (cold).

what the right psi on toyota prius 2008 since i change the tire to 17 instead of 16 the sensor doesn't turn off !!!

215/45ZR17 91W extra load

Hah,

We' recommend 35 PSI. If you changed wheels and tires, you may have to have a dealership reprogram the car for new sensors unless the old sensors were reused.

I have some LT265/70r17 tires on my Yukon. They are more heavy duty than what came with the truck. The inside sticker says 30-35psi, but my husband insists that recommendation was for the factory tires and my pressure should be higher than that (80 is written on the sidewall as max, instead of the factory tires' 44). Can you recommend a pressure for me? Thanks.

I have a 97 blazer LS 4x4, door placard says 235/70/15 102s tires@32 psi. I have 235/75/15 105s goodyear wranglers installed. Given the higher load index of 105 vs 102 is it correct to run 29 psi instead? I looked it up on a load vs psi chart.

Mary Anne,

If your tires are 10 ply rated (also known as E load), 50 PSI would be ideal.

Scott,

You are correct that at 29 PSI, the 235/75R15 will carry the same load as he 235/70R15 at 32 PSI. It's not going to hurt the taller tire to run the 32 PSI, so either setting is fine

I just got new Bridgestone surenity plus tires for my Mazda 6 2007. Tire max pressure is 51psi. Mazda recomand 32psi. Should I go 36psi or higher to keep my tires ,,happy,,. I think 32psi is little low for 51psi max on my new tires. What you think? Thank you

Dodge magnum inflation chart says 30psi

I have always used 30 psi I have now replaced two sets of Mich. hydro-edge at about 40,000 mi. ( 90,000 mi tire )

on both sets outer and inner tread completely worn down to the steal belt as if they were under inflated any ideas?

My 2010 Tacoma has Goodyear Wrangler Dura Trac LT285/70r17 tires. The sidewall says max 65 psi (cold). What would be a good road psi for best treadwear and ride?

Mark,

The max PSI on your tire has no bearing on the PSI needed to carry the weight of your car safely. At 36 PSI the tire will carry a little more load and corner a little better than at 32 PSI, so feel free to bump it up if you want.

Mike,

Assuming your alignment is good (and that you are using the stock tire size), the wear pattern you mentioned does make it sound like the tires are underinflated. I'd say go ahead and bump up to around 35 PSI and experiment a little (but stay below max cold pressure as listed on the tires).

Dave,

I'd probably have your use around 36 PSI, since the Tacoma is pretty lightweight (compared to the load capacity of the oversized tire) it shouldn't take much more. You can go up from there if you want to tune for handling reasons

Answered my questions perfectly, seems that everyone runs with too much air in larger tires that are not going to carry any heavy loads

215/60 16 95 PSI 30 or 35??

I have a 2011 Silverado w/ LT285/65/R18 tires. Don't carry much in the back. Normally 2 people and 2 dogs. Been running 35 psi all the way around. Too much, too little?

Rhanks.

Siddique,

Without knowing what kind of vehicle you have I really could not say. Sorry !

Bob,

To make sure the tire wears evenly across the entire tread face, I'd stick with the 35 PSI

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD with LT275/70R18 Dura Trac "E rating" tires. What's a good PSI for driving in town and when i tow my trailer 7,000lbs what would be a good range.

I have 2012 toyota fj cruiser off road ., can I use 265 70 17 E 10 ply?

What tire pressure go on 2011 camaro ls with 22x9 265/30/22 on 22x10.5 295/25/22?

Chei,

265/70-17 is fine

Michael,

36 PSI is recommended

I have a 2010 Ford F-150 super crew cab 4X4. Came with P275/55-20 tires (rated 44 psi max, recommended 35 psi all around). I am replacing them with LT 275/65-18 tires rated at 80 psi max). I never carry a heavy load but wanted aggressive tire tread for mud and snow. What tire pressure should I run so I have even tire wear and not too harsh a ride?

Guillermo,

The 275/65R18 tires are going to ride a little harsher due to the "LT" or ten ply load rating. Minimum of 50 PSI is recommended

Hi

Whats the tire pressure 205/50/15 for ek sedan Si?

Just received 4 235/65/18 Michelin Snow tires for my 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. What PSI do you recommend?

Thanks,

Stan,

A minimum of 30 PSI would be ideal

SRH,

You'll need a minimum of 32 PSI, but it wouldn't hurt to add a couple PSI to account for extreme cold temperatures (the tire will lose 1 or 2 PSI for every 10 degree drop in temperature

2009 access can 4x4 trd off road came with bf up grade to 265/75r16 load c cab label states 32 front 29 rear what would you recommend for the new size thanks

Ed,

You should be at 29 front and 32 rear for the stock size. I think you may have read that backwards. For proper wear I'd run around 35 psi.

I have a 2012 GMC SIERRA HD 2500, tires sidewall says 275/65/18 and 80 PSI, what should I have the pressure be, these are 10 ply tires and I have been having issues with the TPMS coming on if they are even a few pounds off, what do you think?

Forgot to mention they are Contitrac tires

Gina,

The 80 PSI number noted on the tire is used as a reference for the installer; the tire is not to be inflated over 80 PSI when mounting on the wheel. For normal use, GM requires 60 psi front and 70 psi rear. At the higher pressure, you run the risk of premature wear to the tire.

I have a 2007 chevy Tahoe, tire size 265/65/18. What is a good psi?

I have a 2008 GMC SIERRA Denalli 1500,oem tires are 265/65/18 and 30 psi, I have replaced them with 265/70/18 Load E Michelin LXT A/T With max pressure of 80 psi what would be a recommended psi for just regular driving for these tireson this GMC.

Jeremy,

Your tire sixe is used as part of the Z71 package, and GM recommends a minimum of 30 PSi for reference.

I have toyota corrola 2012, 195/65 15 , please recommend tire air pressure

Anver,

For the stock tire size, Toyota requires 30 psi minimum

I have a 2013 Nissan Frontier with a 2 in lift. Tires that came on it were 265/75/16. I just but the BFG AT LT285/70/17 with a 8 in rim. When I got them from tirerack they had 60 psi. I knocked it down to 40 psi. is that ok?

just bought a set of 265/50/20 Goodyear HL's for a 2014 Jeep SRT, is 36 or 38 the proper cold psI

I just bought a set of duratrac 285/70-17 I was wondering what pressure to run o an fj cruiser. The shop set them at 36 but I was told they need to be set at least to 45 or you risk damaging the side walls. Any suggestions.

Thanks

Clark,

40 psi would be the minimum please

Troy,

Given that the 265/50R20 has less load capacity than your stock tires, you'll run around 42 PSi to have a little extra safety range.

Shane,

With a lightweight vehicle like the FJ, 36 PSi would all that is needed to carry the load, but you could go up to 50 PSi if you wanted to "firm up" the sidewall

What the correct PSI for Pirelli P7 235 /50 R18?

235 65 16 what should psi be? 2007 Chevy equinox

Thomas,

We'd need to know the vehicle the tires are going on, please

Jessee,

Chevy recommends 30 PSi

Please help me, I bought a 2009 Honda Accord LX the current tires are P225/55 R16 95W, that are totally different from the P215/60R16 94H stock, at 33 psi look somewhat underinflated, so im really lost here. What would your recommendation be for tire pressure?

Edward,

At 36 PSI, you current tires will have sufficient load capacity to be safe, but you can go a little over that if you wish. I'd say go no higher than 42 otherwise you run the risk of the tires wearing abnormally

I have a 2010 mustang gt with 255 35 20 on front and 295 30 20 on back what tire pressure should I run to get best performance, ride comfort, and mileage out of the tires.

what is the proper tire pressure for my 2015 Chrysler 200C with 19" rims and 235/40/19 NEXEN tires ?

Josh,

20" low profile tires aren't going to give you much opportunity for a comfortable ride, but we'd have you run the recommended 35 PSI

Charles,

The 235/40R19 is the optional size approved by Chrysler for your vehicle, so check you door jamb for the white sticker

what is the correct pressure for my pirelli P265/50R20 im using it for my Mitsubishi Montero.

Mark,

Assuming you have the full size Montero, we'd have run 35 PSi

This is such a great resource. Recommendation for 245/50/19 . Oversize +1 from stock 18's. Lexus nx200t

Lou,

While we do not have any 19" recommendations for the NX200, but since the diameter and load index is close to the stock 18" size you can still run Lexus recommended PSi (in your door jamb)

I put BFGoodrich GForce Sport P255/45R18 front and back on my 2005 Mustang. Originals were P215/65R16. What PSI do you recommend.

Hello,

I am driving a Camaro 3,6 V6 - weight arround 3784 lbs.

What PSI do you recommend on Pirelli P-Zero Nero GT 315/25R22 rear and 295/25R22 front? Thank you

Cathy,

We recommend 32 PSi minimum for the 255/45R18 size.

Rene,

We'd recommend at least 32 PSi but would prefer 36 psi

Need to know the correct tire pressure for 2005 Toyota 4Runner with Pirelli Scorpion Verde Plus tires. 265/50/20.

Thank you.

Thomas,

I'd say that 32 PSi would be the minimum for reference, but 36 PSi would give you a little reserve for safety

I just got a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2DR. It came with BFG Mud Terrain T/A tires, 35x12.5 on 17" wheels. It has a heavy duty bumper with winch in front and heavier bumper that carries the larger wheel in back. What pressures would you recommend? Thanks!

I have a Nissan Titan with Goodyear wrangler duratrac LT275/70R18, and my tires were being worn heavily on the outside, so I upped the psi to 40... Is that the right idea?

Chris,

37 PSi would be a minimum recommended pressure, but you can run around 40 PSi (cold) and be fine as well

Mik,

The Duratrac has a max inflation pressure of 80 PSi (cold) so you're OK at 40. If the wear is on the outside shoulder only, than your problem may lie in the alignment specs and not the air pressure.

I have a nisaan altima 2003....tyre are 215/16r. What would be tge recommended tyre pressure.

2010 JEEP 4 DR OEM 255/75/15 BFG Mud tire c load range @ 37 psi Gone to BFG KO2 275/70/17 E Load Range what would be the recommended pressure ?

Kwaku,

We recommend at least 20 PSi (cold)

Bilder,

Recommended is 50 PSi cold

I have 2005 dodge durango which came with 17 inch wheels i now have 275/60/20 goodyear wranglers sr-a with a max of 44 psi which is where they were set from tire place what is the correct air pressure i should use

Shane,

Given the tires are much larger than stock (and have more load capacity), 33 PSi (cold) is fine

2001 jeep Cherokee sport with 30x9.50/15R mud terrain trying to find right psi for regular use over paved/dirt mostly roads given size and weight of vehicle and tire

Anthony,

35 PSi (cold) is a good starting point, and you can go up in small amounts to tune for better handling

Have a 1998 Toyota Avalon with Yokohama AVID enVigor 185/65/15's. What psi for this time of year?

J,

Our records indicate the 1998 Toyota Avalon was equipped with 205/65R15 from the factory, with that size carrying at least 1,400 lbs. (MAX) per tire. The 185/65R15 Yokohama tire you referenced has a maximum load capacity of 1,235 lbs, and Toyota specifies that any replacement tire carry at least 1,333 lbs. Even at max (cold) PSi, the 185/65R15 does not have sufficient load capacity for your vehicle and would be considered unsafe to use. Sorry !

I have a 2007 Tahoe with 285/45r22 tires. One person told me they should be at 45psi while another says 38psi. Your recommendation?

Have a 14 wrangler unlimited with 17" rims and hankook 285/70/17's. Max pressure is 65psi. What is best pressure? 45 now seems a bit sloppy?

Scott,

Anything over 37 PSi (cold) will carry the weight of the Jeep safely for reference. I'm guessing that at 65 PSi the tire felt very responsive but would have most likely worn more quickly as the tire would almost "balloon" in the center due to the pressure. You'll probably need experiment with the pressure to find a happy medium, but I'd try and keep it under 60

Have an 08, 5.7L, V8, Tundra, SR5, double-cab, 4x2. I have stock rims with P275/65R18 Dueler A/T Revo 2's, what would you recommend for air pressure? I live in AZ so I don't know if the heat will be a major factor, mainly highway driving. Thanks in advance

I have a 1998 dodge Durango. LT245/75r16 is the tire size. Max pressure on the sidewall says 80 psi. When they put the tires on the said they should be inflated to at least 60, while a mechanic friend of mine told me 35 in the front 40 in the rear.. Fronts looks very low and squeal on sharp corners. What psi would you recommend?

Walt,

Since you have an LT tire, we'd recommend 50 PSi (cold) as a minimum.

Tire pressure on a Chevy spark 185/55 R15

I have a 2004 Ford Expedition 5.4 4x4 lifted 2/1 w

Tire; Baja ATZP3 (TM); LT305 x 65R17 Service Rating 121/ 118Q 3195 Pounds. 65 psi max. On 17x9 rims. What pressure do you recommend? Thank you!

Pamela,

Chevy specifies 40 PSi for your tire size on the Spark

Mitz,

I'd have you use at least 45 PSi (cold) for your application. The Expedition is not really heavy, and your oversized tires have much more load capacity than you will ever use so need for higher PSi

2015 4Runner Trail edition.

Replacing stock P265/70/17 Bridgestone Dueler HT tires

(Toyota recommended pressure 32psi) with

P265/70/17 BFGoodrich AllTerrain T/A KOs

What pressure should I run at?

Sorry, left out the fact that the Bridgestones were P265/70/17

and the BFGs are LT265/70/17 with 6-ply and 3-ply sidewalls (C rated)

Hello. I have a Toyota 120 Series, short. Gone to BFG KO2 285/70/R17 . What would be the recommended pressure? I'm using 40 psi but not sure if is the correct one.

Richard,

Given the LT designation, I'd have you run 50 PSi

Gabriel,

I'd have you use 50 PSi for the LT tire

I have a 2008 Toyota Matrix with orig spec 205/55R16 89 H tires. I recently filled them to the maximum recommended pressure of 40psi, which gave me great fuel mileage, but an acceptably harsher ride.

Is this unsafe? Toyota recommends 32 psi. What is a safe compromise in terms of safety and proper inflation.

Thanks

Bruce,

To be sure, 32 psi is recommended for the proper load capacity and even wear on the tire. By overinflating the tire, you made the tire expand to the point where just the center of the tread was in contact with the road (ballooning out) which limited the contact with the road (friction) giving you a smaller footprint and improving your gas mileage. Of course, the smaller footprint takes away from your traction and in wet conditions would be a concern.

For proper tire wear and safe handling, I'd have you stay around 32 psi.

I just put BFG K/O 2 on my 2015 sierra slt (LT 275/60/20 (D load rating). They filled them at 32 PSI...it seems very low. What would be the preferred psi?

I have Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 265/65R17 (M&S) installed on my 2006 Toyota Forerunner Limited.

Sidewall shows 51 psi max at max load.

What I should use as an optimum running pressure?

Brad,

I'm assuming you have a 1500 / half ton truck . While your tire has a max PSi of 65, , 32 is pretty low. I'd have you run 50 for proper load

Graham,

Since the 265/65R17 is an original equipment option for your rear, you will use the recommended 32 psi (cold)

I have a 2001 lincoln navigator with firestone destination le2 265/70r17 tires. What is the recommended psi for my tires?

2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD that I just put LT275/70R18 GoodYear Duratracs on. What should I be running when I'm not pulling a trailer? And also when I am pulling a trailer? Truck came with LT265/60R20 and said sticker says 60 psi front, 75 rear.

What psi for BF Goodrich KO2 275/55 20 inch is recommended on F150 (I don't haul or trailer)

Michael,

You are using a little different size than stock (should be 255/75R17), but the load index is the same so use Lincoln's recommended 32 front and 38 rear

James,

You will want to be at 60 front and 70 rear (under load), and probably 60 without a load. Consult your dealer for the best PSi for "unladen" pressures

Bob,

For your half ton truck, 50 PSi should be more than enough, but I'd be a little concerned that if you run a lower pressure the tires may not wear evenly

I'm using yokohama blueearth ae01 - 195/50/R15 88V tyres . What should the front and rear tire pressure be?

Shan,

If the tire you referenced (which I cannot get) was original equipment size on your vehicle, than use the PSi listed on your placard.

I have a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab LT 4x4. Put a leveling kit on it and bigger tires, Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo2 275-65-R20, and that size isn't listed in my owners manual so I don't know what the recommended pressure is. Know the max is 80psi and I've been running 50psi but it has me wondering if that's way to low. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

Drew,

Since the Bridgestone is a 10 ply rated tire (intended for 2500 or 3500 trucks), the max PSi is very high but way above what you need to carry the weight of your vehicle. 50 PSi where we would recommend that you be.

What is the correct cold weather tire pressure 275 55 R20 Goodyear Wrangler Adventures on a 2006 Toyota Tundra Crewmax

Joel,

I'd have you run at least 36 PSi (cold).

PLEASE HELP!

I'm driving a Nissan Skyline R33 GTS-T.

I'm running Kumho Ecsta Le Sport KU39.

FRONT 235/40/95Y and REAR 245/40/97Y

Can i know how many PSI do i need for my front and my rear tyre?

Thank You.

NonoZz,

Unfortunately we don't have any info on the R33, so I could not give you any specific recommendations.

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4x4 placard states LT265/70/17 E, front 60psi and rear 70psi. Installed a lift and went with 35 12.50 17 MT load range D max 50 psi. What PSI should I run in these? I don't tow or haul anything heavy just two ladders and about 200lbs of tools.

Mike,

The maximum load capacity of the 35x12.5R17 is 2,700 lbs (approximately) which is less than the original "E" load tires that came with the truck. I'd have you contact Mickey Thompson or the dealer that sold you the new tires as we would not have sold you that D load tire for your application in the first place.

Hi, I just got BF Goodrich ko2 all terrians in the size of 31x10.5/15 LT put on my 2002 extra cab Toyota Hilux, and was curious as to what the tire pressures should be for both having no weight in the back and having a fairly heavy load in the back (two fairly big toolboxes, compressor, generator and a few other bits and pieces). Thanks

Beau,

If I remember correctly, the HiLux is equivalent to the Tacoma model here in the USA. If so, then you may want to use around 50 PSi under full load. You could knock the pressure down a little for lighter loads, but anything more than a few PSi lower will affect the wear pattern of the tire

What pressure do you recommend for a 2003 Toyota Sequoia with BFGoodrich AllTerrain LT 255/75r/16 tires?

Thanks

Mike

On VW Golf Sportwagen TDI SEL, I swapped out original 18-inch wheels (after repeated tire damage) for 16-inch wheels and Michelin Defender SL 205/55R-16 from Tire Rack. I suppose the recommended tire pressure on door no longer applies. Maximum pressure is 44 psi, but what would recommended pressure be now?

Mike,

Given the weight of the vehicle, a 265/75R16 should run around 50PSi (cold) to make sure the tire wears evenly.

Joseph,

Assuming the Jetta is a 2011 or newer model, VW recommends 34 PSi (cold) for the 205/55R16 size

2015 Chevrolet SS - changed from factory Bridgestone tires 245/40R19 (FRONT) and 275/35R19 (REAR) to Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2 XL's 245/35ZR20 (FRONT) and 285/30ZR20 (REAR). Factory tire pressure on 19's was 36psi. What is recommended for the new configuration? Thank you and Merry Christmas.

I installed Goodyear Wrangler Tires Model 225/65R/17 on my Honda CRV 2008 - what is the Minimum psi? Thank You

KA,

Since the load index on each 20" is pretty close to stock, I'd have you use the OE recommended pressures

Ansel,

Since you are still using the OE tire size, you can use the PSi recommended in driver's door sticker (30 PSi)

Hi, I have a 2000 Pathfinder R50 with Firestone Destination AT 265 70R16, I can not find the right pressure for the tires. What pressure do you sugest? Thanks.

I just bought a 2013 F-150 4x4. It has BFG All Terrain T/A KO, LT275/70R18's that came on it. It has a max pressure of 80 psi. Have never had a truck of this size before and was wondering about correct tire pressure for these tires. Hauling and no hauling. Can you help please?

Lots of tire problems with the OEM Conti Contact Pros in my 2014Audi A6. Always kept them inflated to 37psi as on the door am. Just noticed 37 is for max load and manual recommends 33 for normal load which is what I always carry. Would 33psi be appropriate in view of tire failures at 37psi (bubbles and leaks)?

Mick,

My information on the Pathfinder indicates the larger (factory) size offered was a 255/65R16, and Nissan recommended pressure was 26 PSi for that size. Since your tire is larger (and has more load capacity), you can start at 26 PSi as a minimum. You may want to try 30 to 32 PSi to improve the handling if 26 PSi feels too soft.

Joe,

The LT rated tire has been reinforced to carry much more load than you will ever need for your application (unless you have the Heavy Duty version of the F150 with the 7 lug wheels). I'd have you run 55 PSi front and 60 PSi rear.

David,

Audi used the Conti ProContact in three sizes for A6; 225/55R17, 245/45R18 and 255/40R19 (all of which have a max PSi of 51).

Audi recommends 38 front and 41 rear for the 17" and 18" sizes and 33 PSi for the 19" size. My guess is that if you have the 19" wheel option, a change to 33PSi may diminish the frequency of problems (but just slightly)

Hello,

I bought a 2008 Nissan Frontier 4x4, and chaged the original tires to Firestone Destination AT 265 70R16. I was usign them with the recomended presure but i noticed that they were over inflated... I can not find the right pressure for the tires. What pressure do you sugest? Thanks.

Jairo,

Nissan used the 265/70R16 size as an option on the Frontier, and required 35 PSi (cold) for that size

Original tires on my 2016 Audi S5 Coupe are: Continental ContiSportContact 3; 265/30ZR20 94Y. Door sticker says 44# front & rear but service tech recommends only 35#...What do you suggest would be the correct pressure with only one passenger?

Tim,

We normally would have you at 42 PSi as a minimum. At 36 PSi the tire will carry it's max load, but that leaves no "wiggle room" to account for temperature changes or time that would let the cold pressures diminish. I supposed that if the Audi tech had the documentation that backed up his recommendation, I'd defer to him.

"Doc"....what is the recommended cold pressure for a 2009 Toyota Avalon? Tires are Michelin P215/55R17. The Toyota dealer pressured each tire to 40 psi while it's winter, but the recommended pressure on the door post is 32 psi. I'm having issues with the "tire pressure monitoring system" which the dealer states may require replacement of one or more of the sensors. Thanks.

Marc,

For cold weather, it is advised to run a little more pressure than standard to be sure. Toyota recommends 32 PSi (cold) for "all season" use, and that pressure will maximize your tire wear. Regardless of either pressure, your TPM sensors will work regardless. If you have a tire pressure warning light on, it will not be because of 32 vs. 40 PSi. Most sensors have a six to eight year life cycle, so it is possible that one (or more) of your sensors have stopped working due to "natural causes",

I have a 2013 Honda Civic Sedan with tire size 205/55R16 and I live in Southern California. Tires are Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring. What should be my tire pressure for front and back?

Bill,

Honda recommends a minimum of 32 PSi (cold) for both axles.

I have a 1985 sr5 extracab 4x4 with 22re engine EFI. Recommended tire pressure is 26 psi front and 35 psi back for tire size 225/75R15. However, I upgraded my tires to LT235/75R15. What should my tire pressure be for the larger tires?

Mark,

For an LT tire in your size, I'd have you use 50 PSi (cold) for proper tire wear

Have a 2013 Wrangler Untimited (Moab). Added Winch to front (approx. 200 lbs.`Have Goodyear Silent Armor 245/75 tires. Recommended stock pressure is 35 psi all around. Should front end tires need more psi? 36, 37, 38 or what?

Robert,

At 35 PSi, your current tire size carries 2,271 lbs, so I'd like to think you are fine there. The tire has a max pressure of 44 PSi, but you risk having the tire wear more in the center tread if you inflate close to that pressure. Bumping up the pressure 1 or 2 PSi won't hurt anything, but it won't substantially change the load capacity of the tire

I have a 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer GT. Stock wheels are 215/45/18 with 32 psi. I upgraded the tires to 225/40/18. What is the recommended air pressure should I use considering I just upgraded the tires? I there a formula to use to calculate air pressure based on tire size knowing the max. load you would be transporting at a point in time?

I have a 2007 Ford F-150 STX 6 cylinder regular cab. I upgraded the tires to 275/55R20. What would you recommend for the pressure on the upsized tires.

Hi,

I have BFG KO2s 255/70R18 on my 2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab. What is the best PSI for better gas mileage and proper tire ware for mainly city/highway driving? Suggestion for off road psi? Thanks.

Damian,

The load index of the 225/40R18 is just one digit lower than stock, so you should be fine to run OE pressure, or you could bump up to 36 if you want.

Chris,

I'd have you use 36 PSi for your size.

Julia,

The 255/70R18 tire you have is 8 ply rated, so you'll want to use 50 PSi. If you were going to drive on sand you can run a much lower pressure, but otherwise stay around 50

I had a set of G-Force Comp-2 A/S installed on my 2007 Mazda3 GT sedan, 215/50ZR17/95W/XL. Given the higher load rating, what would be the ideal pressure to go with?

It's 205/50ZR17 93W XL for the new g-Force COMP-2 A/S. I may have given the wrong size for my Mazda 3.

I have a 2009 Dodge Durango. The stock tires were Goodyear Wrangler 275/60R17 and the air pressure as per the door tag was 30 psi. I've recently bought BFG All Terrain T/A KO2s (LT265/70 R17). What's the proper pressure for these? Thanks.

Lynn,

While the tire has more load capacity than the stock tires, you can sill use the recommended 32 PSi from Mazda as the weight of your vehicle has not changed.

Hi Doc!

I couldn't find recommendations for Pirelli Scorpion 235/65 /17 ATR for my Toyota Prado. Prior to my new set of 4 tyres, I had the AT version of the brand in same size and always ran them at 44psi on all fours, just as I now have it on my new set. However, with the new tyres, I feel the consumption has gone up considerably and the tyres look a little flat with 44 psi on all 4. My AT's looked robust and without any sag in them - round as an O... No off-roading in sweet little tarred Hong Kong. Any suggestions? Appreciate your input...Thanks!