What is the Recommended Tire Pressure for New Tires?

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.

placard example


Thursday, May 3, 2012 by Bill Landers

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?
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 by Ron T

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
Thursday, July 26, 2012 by Juan

I need to know the correct tire pressure of Pirelli 215/60 R16
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by tony

bought goodtear assurance tripled tread 235 65 18 what is the proper pressure thank you for help
Friday, October 5, 2012 by doc

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
Saturday, October 13, 2012 by Bryan Merchant

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
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by David Wingate

2007 jeep. 255/70/18 pereilli tires. what psi/
Monday, October 29, 2012 by doc

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.
Monday, October 29, 2012 by doc

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.
Sunday, November 11, 2012 by max tang

what is tire pressure for my front 255/3519 &rear 285/35/19 michelin
Monday, December 3, 2012 by Mike Lahey

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?
Thursday, December 6, 2012 by doc

For 265/70R17 size, GM requires at least 30 PSI for reference.
Friday, January 4, 2013 by Patty

What is the recommended air pressure for Pirelli 225/40ZR18 (92Y) on Mercedes Benz CL550?
Monday, January 7, 2013 by david

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.
Monday, January 7, 2013 by doc

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
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by Greg

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?
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by doc

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.
Saturday, March 23, 2013 by Matt

what is the recommended pressure for
the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW-2 on a 2000 camaro SS?
Thursday, March 28, 2013 by doc


Its difficult to give a recommended PSI without knowing the tire size. Please give us a call for more information.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 by Gregory

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.
Friday, May 17, 2013 by doc

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.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Tony

I have a 1967 Le Mans with Hankook 225-50 - 17 tires. What is the recommended tire pressure?
Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Doc

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.
Friday, May 31, 2013 by johnny waters

I have a 2003 ford ranger 4x4 extended cab with 30x9.50x15yokohama geolander at what tire pressure is recommended. Thanks.
Friday, May 31, 2013 by Doc


I'd have you run 36 PSI (cold) to make sure you the tires carry enough weight to be safe.
Sunday, June 16, 2013 by Trish

I have a new toyota hatch sport and dont understand the new tire pressure instructions,tires are 205/55R16,Cheers
Monday, June 24, 2013 by doc

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 !
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by Melody

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.
Sunday, June 30, 2013 by kim Edison

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.
Monday, July 1, 2013 by doc

Saturn requires 30 PSI for your tire size.
Sunday, July 7, 2013 by Freddie Simpson

I have a 2006 chrysler300c with nexen 265/35/22 what tire pressure would you recommend?Thanks
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by doc

I'd have you use around 34 PSI given the low profile tire
Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Scott

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.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 by doc

With a 6 ply or standard load tire, Toyota requires 32 PSI for reference
Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Steve M

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
Friday, August 16, 2013 by Mark

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?
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Doc

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.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by Tito Acevedo

I have Dunlop fierce attitude mt 325x65x18 on a 2003 ford expedition with a 5" lift what should my tire pressure be set at
Thursday, August 29, 2013 by Doc

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)
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by Arjmand

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 .
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by Doc

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).
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by hah

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
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Doc

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.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Mary Anne

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.
Monday, November 11, 2013 by Scott

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.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Doc

Mary Anne,
If your tires are 10 ply rated (also known as E load), 50 PSI would be ideal.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Doc

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
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by mark

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
Saturday, July 26, 2014 by Mike

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?
Friday, August 1, 2014 by Dave Raynsford

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?
Friday, August 1, 2014 by Doc

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.
Friday, August 1, 2014 by Doc

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).
Friday, August 1, 2014 by doc

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
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by Greg Carlson

Answered my questions perfectly, seems that everyone runs with too much air in larger tires that are not going to carry any heavy loads
Sunday, August 10, 2014 by siddique

215/60 16 95 PSI 30 or 35??
Friday, August 15, 2014 by Bob

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?
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by Doc

Without knowing what kind of vehicle you have I really could not say. Sorry !
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Doc

To make sure the tire wears evenly across the entire tread face, I'd stick with the 35 PSI
Saturday, October 4, 2014 by Glen

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.
Monday, October 6, 2014 by chei

I have 2012 toyota fj cruiser off road ., can I use 265 70 17 E 10 ply?
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by Michael Cruz

What tire pressure go on 2011 camaro ls with 22x9 265/30/22 on 22x10.5 295/25/22?
Saturday, October 11, 2014 by Doc

265/70-17 is fine
Saturday, October 11, 2014 by Doc

36 PSI is recommended
Saturday, October 25, 2014 by Guillermo

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?
Monday, November 3, 2014 by Doc

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
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by stan

Whats the tire pressure 205/50/15 for ek sedan Si?
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by srh

Just received 4 235/65/18 Michelin Snow tires for my 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. What PSI do you recommend?
Saturday, November 8, 2014 by Doc

A minimum of 30 PSI would be ideal
Saturday, November 8, 2014 by Doc

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
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Ed

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
Friday, November 14, 2014 by Doc

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.
Sunday, November 23, 2014 by Gina Kaiser

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?
Sunday, November 23, 2014 by Gina Kaiser

Forgot to mention they are Contitrac tires
Friday, November 28, 2014 by Doc

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.
Friday, December 26, 2014 by jeremy

I have a 2007 chevy Tahoe, tire size 265/65/18. What is a good psi?
Sunday, January 18, 2015 by Ron

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.
Friday, January 23, 2015 by Doc

Your tire sixe is used as part of the Z71 package, and GM recommends a minimum of 30 PSi for reference.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Anver

I have toyota corrola 2012, 195/65 15 , please recommend tire air pressure
Saturday, January 31, 2015 by Doc

For the stock tire size, Toyota requires 30 psi minimum
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 by Clark Harrod

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?
Thursday, February 5, 2015 by troy

just bought a set of 265/50/20 Goodyear HL's for a 2014 Jeep SRT, is 36 or 38 the proper cold psI
Thursday, February 5, 2015 by shane

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.
Friday, February 6, 2015 by Doc

40 psi would be the minimum please
Friday, February 6, 2015 by Doc

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.
Friday, February 6, 2015 by Doc

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
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Thomas

What the correct PSI for Pirelli P7 235 /50 R18?
Friday, February 13, 2015 by jessee

235 65 16 what should psi be? 2007 Chevy equinox
Friday, February 13, 2015 by Doc

We'd need to know the vehicle the tires are going on, please
Friday, February 13, 2015 by Doc

Chevy recommends 30 PSi
Friday, February 20, 2015 by Edward

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?
Friday, February 20, 2015 by Doc

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
Sunday, March 1, 2015 by josh

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.
Sunday, March 1, 2015 by Charles Hardy

what is the proper tire pressure for my 2015 Chrysler 200C with 19" rims and 235/40/19 NEXEN tires ?
Saturday, March 7, 2015 by Doc

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
Saturday, March 7, 2015 by Doc

The 235/40R19 is the optional size approved by Chrysler for your vehicle, so check you door jamb for the white sticker
Thursday, April 2, 2015 by Mark Villanueva

what is the correct pressure for my pirelli P265/50R20 im using it for my Mitsubishi Montero.
Friday, April 3, 2015 by Doc

Assuming you have the full size Montero, we'd have run 35 PSi
Friday, April 10, 2015 by Lou

This is such a great resource. Recommendation for 245/50/19 . Oversize +1 from stock 18's. Lexus nx200t
Saturday, April 11, 2015 by Doc

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)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Cathy

I put BFGoodrich GForce Sport P255/45R18 front and back on my 2005 Mustang. Originals were P215/65R16. What PSI do you recommend.
Friday, April 17, 2015 by Rene

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
Friday, April 17, 2015 by Doc

We recommend 32 PSi minimum for the 255/45R18 size.
Friday, April 17, 2015 by Doc

We'd recommend at least 32 PSi but would prefer 36 psi
Monday, April 27, 2015 by Thomas

Need to know the correct tire pressure for 2005 Toyota 4Runner with Pirelli Scorpion Verde Plus tires. 265/50/20.
Thank you.
Friday, May 1, 2015 by Doc

I'd say that 32 PSi would be the minimum for reference, but 36 PSi would give you a little reserve for safety
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 by Chris

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!
Saturday, May 9, 2015 by Mik

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?
Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Doc

37 PSi would be a minimum recommended pressure, but you can run around 40 PSi (cold) and be fine as well
Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Doc

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.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 by Kwaku

I have a nisaan altima 2003....tyre are 215/16r. What would be tge recommended tyre pressure.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by bilder

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 ?
Saturday, May 23, 2015 by Doc

We recommend at least 20 PSi (cold)
Saturday, May 23, 2015 by Doc

Recommended is 50 PSi cold
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by shane collins

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
Friday, May 29, 2015 by Doc

Given the tires are much larger than stock (and have more load capacity), 33 PSi (cold) is fine
Sunday, June 21, 2015 by Anthony

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
Friday, June 26, 2015 by Doc


35 PSi (cold) is a good starting point, and you can go up in small amounts to tune for better handling
Saturday, June 27, 2015 by J

Have a 1998 Toyota Avalon with Yokohama AVID enVigor 185/65/15's. What psi for this time of year?
Friday, July 3, 2015 by Doc

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 !
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 by Lawrence

I have a 2007 Tahoe with 285/45r22 tires. One person told me they should be at 45psi while another says 38psi. Your recommendation?
Thursday, July 9, 2015 by scott

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?
Friday, July 10, 2015 by Doc

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
Saturday, July 11, 2015 by colin

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
Saturday, July 25, 2015 by Walt

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?
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Doc

Since you have an LT tire, we'd recommend 50 PSi (cold) as a minimum.
Monday, August 3, 2015 by Pamela Cushing

Tire pressure on a Chevy spark 185/55 R15
Monday, August 3, 2015 by Mitz

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!
Friday, August 7, 2015 by Doc


Chevy specifies 40 PSi for your tire size on the Spark
Friday, August 7, 2015 by Doc

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
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Richard

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?
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Richard

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)
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by Gabriel

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.
Saturday, August 15, 2015 by Doc

Given the LT designation, I'd have you run 50 PSi
Saturday, August 15, 2015 by Doc

I'd have you use 50 PSi for the LT tire
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by Bruce

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.

Friday, August 21, 2015 by Doc

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.
Monday, September 7, 2015 by Brad

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?
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by Graham

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?
Saturday, September 12, 2015 by Doc


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
Saturday, September 12, 2015 by Doc

Since the 265/65R17 is an original equipment option for your rear, you will use the recommended 32 psi (cold)
Sunday, September 13, 2015 by michael

I have a 2001 lincoln navigator with firestone destination le2 265/70r17 tires. What is the recommended psi for my tires?
Sunday, September 13, 2015 by James

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.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 by Bob

What psi for BF Goodrich KO2 275/55 20 inch is recommended on F150 (I don't haul or trailer)
Saturday, September 19, 2015 by Doc

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
Saturday, September 19, 2015 by Doc


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
Saturday, September 19, 2015 by Doc

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
Thursday, October 1, 2015 by shan

I'm using yokohama blueearth ae01 - 195/50/R15 88V tyres . What should the front and rear tire pressure be?
Friday, October 2, 2015 by Doc


If the tire you referenced (which I cannot get) was original equipment size on your vehicle, than use the PSi listed on your placard.
Friday, October 23, 2015 by Drew

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
Saturday, October 24, 2015 by Doc

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.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by Joel

What is the correct cold weather tire pressure 275 55 R20 Goodyear Wrangler Adventures on a 2006 Toyota Tundra Crewmax
Friday, October 30, 2015 by Doc

I'd have you run at least 36 PSi (cold).
Thursday, November 5, 2015 by NonoZz

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.
Saturday, November 7, 2015 by Doc


Unfortunately we don't have any info on the R33, so I could not give you any specific recommendations.
Friday, November 20, 2015 by Mike

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.
Friday, November 27, 2015 by Doc


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.
Friday, December 11, 2015 by Beau

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
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 by Doc


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
Thursday, December 17, 2015 by mike

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


Thursday, December 17, 2015 by Joseph Brennan

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?
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Doc


Given the weight of the vehicle, a 265/75R16 should run around 50PSi (cold) to make sure the tire wears evenly.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Doc


Assuming the Jetta is a 2011 or newer model, VW recommends 34 PSi (cold) for the 205/55R16 size
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 by K.A.

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.
Friday, December 25, 2015 by anselmn

I installed Goodyear Wrangler Tires Model 225/65R/17 on my Honda CRV 2008 - what is the Minimum psi? Thank You
Saturday, January 2, 2016 by Doc


Since the load index on each 20" is pretty close to stock, I'd have you use the OE recommended pressures
Saturday, January 2, 2016 by Doc


Since you are still using the OE tire size, you can use the PSi recommended in driver's door sticker (30 PSi)
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by Mick

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.
Monday, January 11, 2016 by Joe

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?
Friday, January 15, 2016 by David Freiman

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)?
Saturday, January 16, 2016 by Doc


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.
Saturday, January 16, 2016 by Doc


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.
Saturday, January 16, 2016 by Doc

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)
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Jairo

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.
Saturday, January 30, 2016 by Doc


Nissan used the 265/70R16 size as an option on the Frontier, and required 35 PSi (cold) for that size
Friday, February 5, 2016 by Timothy Hoffman

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?
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by Doc


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.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by Marc

"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.
Friday, February 26, 2016 by Doc


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",
Thursday, March 10, 2016 by Bill

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?
Saturday, March 12, 2016 by Doc


Honda recommends a minimum of 32 PSi (cold) for both axles.
Monday, March 28, 2016 by Mark

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?
Friday, April 1, 2016 by Doc


For an LT tire in your size, I'd have you use 50 PSi (cold) for proper tire wear
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by Robert

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?
Saturday, April 9, 2016 by Doc


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
Monday, April 11, 2016 by Damian

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?
Monday, April 11, 2016 by Chris

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.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 by Julia

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.
Friday, April 15, 2016 by Doc


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.
Friday, April 15, 2016 by Doc


I'd have you use 36 PSi for your size.
Friday, April 15, 2016 by Doc


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
Friday, April 22, 2016 by Lynn

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?
Friday, April 22, 2016 by Lynn

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.
Saturday, April 23, 2016 by Eduardo

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.
Saturday, April 23, 2016 by Doc


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.
Monday, April 25, 2016 by Dason

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!
Friday, April 29, 2016 by Doc


Using an LT rated tire, you'll want to use 50 PSi (cold) as a minimum
Saturday, April 30, 2016 by Carl

Hello Doc,
I just purchased a 2013 C63 AMG and this is the most confusing experience I have had regarding tire pressure. Tire (Yokohama Advan Sport) sizes are 255/30ZR19 (rear) and 235/35ZR19 (front). All tires are/were at 36psi when I took delivery one week ago. The driver’s pillar says 45psi front and 49psi rear. The fuel door placard says 44psi front and 42psi rear. The tech at the dealership says they always go by the fuel door placard. I had the exact same size tires on my E46 M3, and the pressure was 36psi rear and 33psi front. Please help! Thanks!
Saturday, May 7, 2016 by Doc


My specs recommend 42 front and 46 rear, so I'm not sure which is which. I'd say that if the tech was reliable (and not just guessing) I'd go with the 42 front and 44 rear for everyday, and 45 / 49 if you are carrying a full load of passengers and cargo.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 by Karl

I just had 305/55/20 BFG TA KO2 "E-rated" installed on my Nissan Titan CC 4x4 and I was wondering what tire pressure you recommend? I do not tow anything but I use my truck like a truck (haul furniture/wood/whatever needed) and when they were installed the place put the pressure at 35psi. The tires feel a little "mushy" to me when driving so I was thinking about raising the pressure to 40psi.
What do you recommend for my driving?
Saturday, May 21, 2016 by Doc


Unfortunately we do not have any information on the Titan CC, but based on the load requirements of other (late model) Titan models you we recommend 50 PSi (cold) to be safe.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 by James Harris

I have a 2001 ford f250 super duty plckup . I jusst Got anew set of suretrac LT265/70R17 10/EAT What pressure should I have? Can I use the door sticker which is for 16 " tires?
Saturday, June 4, 2016 by Doc

I'd recommend sticking with Ford's recommended pressures for the new tire size. (assuming the new tires are the E load / 10 ply rated version)
Saturday, June 11, 2016 by Gil Johnson

What tire pressure for a 1995 f-150 long bed (none to very light loads) Radar LT 245/75 R16 RLT 8
Saturday, June 18, 2016 by Doc


With the LT tire, I'd have you start at 50 PSi (cold). Even at that pressure, the ride will be a little rough due to the stiffer sidewalls, but I'd have you resist the urge to lower the pressure to compensate !
Friday, July 1, 2016 by Walter

I have a 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 285/45r/22 Grappler 2 tires. What should the tire pressure be? It's at a little 40 right now.
Saturday, July 2, 2016 by Doc


Most tires in your size have a max (cold) pressure of 44 PSi, so you should stay around 40.
Saturday, July 9, 2016 by Andrew

I have a 2002 Chevy Z71 with brand new LT285/70/17 Goodyear Wrangler Adventure w/Kevlar. When I left the tire shop, the tech said 35psi is fine for the tires. I disagree, because the tire is rated at 80psi. I say 50psi should be a starting pressure before a load. Your thoughts ?
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by Doc


Since you have an LT / 10ply rated tire, you'll want to use around 45 to 50 PSi to make sure the tire wears evenly.
Saturday, July 30, 2016 by Brian

Hi Doc, just bought Goodyear Assurance Comfortred tires from you guys for my '96 850 Volvo Turbo. Size was 205 55r16, same as previous. The installer put them all at 36 psi, the max recommend on the inside of the gas cap. However, when looking at the tires, they seem to sag a little around the bottom where they make contact with the road. I wouldn't want this kind of ground contact and seemingly infirm sidewall support on my 10-speed bike tires. Why is it acceptable for cars tires, or should these tires actually be at a higher psi?
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 by Doc


I'd like to think you are fine at Volvo's recommended PSi, and while the tire might look better at a higher PSi (max is 51 cold for this tire) the higher pressure would cause the tire to wear unevenly. At its widest point the tire should be 8.4" wide and have a tread width of 7.0", so there should be a visual difference between the sidewall and the tread block.

Feel free to call in if you have further concerns !
Thursday, August 4, 2016 by Michael Zhao

Hi Doc, your expertise and patience is very impressive.

I recently bought a 2009 RAM 2500 Big Horn 4WD (Trim ST, GVWR 8800lbs, payload 2,750lbs). The purpose is to carry a slide in truck camper (less than 2,000lbs).
Just found out the tires seems not original. They are Firestone Destination LE2:
- Two front tires are P245 70R17 (108T, Max 44 PSI, 2205lbs@44PSI)
- Two rear tires are P265 70R17 (113T, Max 44 PSI, 2535lbs@44PSI).

Yes. They are "P" tires rather then "LT" tires, and size is a little different as well between front and rear ones.

Thinking of load capacity, (2535+2205) x 2 = 9480 lbs > 8800 lbs, seems OK?

The TPMS light (Tire pressure dashboard light) has been ON since day one. The door side sticker shows:

GAWR Front: 5200lb with LT265/70R17E tires 60 PSI cold
GAWR Rear: 6010lb with LT265/70R17E tires 70 PSI cold

Pre-purchase inspection garage didn't find the tires issue, but they checked the thread and said at least 12K miles life remaining.

Can you please give some advices here?
- Is it safe to carry a 2000lb camper plus 4 passengers without changing the tires?
- What PSI to fill the P tires? They have 39.5 PSI for now, but looks flatted a bit.
- To turn off the TPMS light, is it OK to give them PSI exceeding their max PSI?
- Should I concern the size difference between front and rear tires?

Sunday, August 7, 2016 by Mark Nista

I recently purchased a 1966 Ford Mercury ParkLane, 2 door convertible. The specs I looked up say the vehicle weighs ~ 4200 lbs. It has Goodyear Eagle LS2, 235/45 R18 (94V) tires on Foose wheels. Although the tire says a maximum pressure of 51 psi, what is a proper air pressure for cruising 70-90 miles per hour in dry conditions? Thank you very much.
Saturday, August 13, 2016 by Brian

I have a 2012 f 150 that i recently put p285/45/22 bridgestone dueller alenza's on with a max tire pressure of 44 psi I have been running 40 psi in them. ford dealer says I should go by the door placard which reads 35 psi. what would be the correct tire pressure for this set up?
thank you,
Saturday, August 13, 2016 by Doc


Looks like you've got quite a handful with the Dodge. First and most importantly, the P metric tires have no business being on the 2500 truck and need to come off. Regardless of your intended cargo, any replacement tire needs to be able to carry at least 3300 lbs. per tire given the axle rating on the truck. Any other discussion about the load capacity of the existing tires would be moot.

When 4WD is engaged, the differentials that split power between the two axles are relying on all four tires to have the same overall diameter (which they are not now) to avoid any premature wear on the driveline. Taller tires would need more power to make them turn., so if power has to be distributed "unevenly", the differentials are subject to more stress. If you are in 2WD all the time, the different sizes won't hurt the vehicle much. Whomever sold you the vehicle gave you tires that are a large liability and safety concern given the potential load capacity of the vehicle to be sure.
Saturday, August 13, 2016 by Doc


For your tire size, each tire will carry a maximum load of 1477 lbs. at 35 PSi and 1396 lbs. at 32 PSi. I wouldn't go too much below 32 PSi to make sure the tire wears evenly, however.
Friday, August 19, 2016 by Doc


35 PSi is going to be the minimum (cold) pressure that would work to be sure. I don't think that 40 PSi is a safety issue, but it may cause the tire to wear (in the center of the tread) a little prematurely. As long as you don't exceed the MAX pressure on the tire, you will be fine. If you find 35 to feel a little soft, you can bump it up a little
Sunday, August 21, 2016 by kevin

i dont remember exact spec but please help with following:

- bridgestone run flats 235/40 R18? on a ford fusion.

-michelin pilot ss run flats 245/40 and 275/40 on bmw m4

all for normal loads, thanks in advance
Monday, August 22, 2016 by Stu

Is there a government recommended minimum pressure for LT Load Range E tires?
Saturday, August 27, 2016 by Doc


If the Ford is using the stock tire size (235/45R18), run the recommended 32 PSi that is noted on the white sticker in the door jamb.

The BMW should use a 255/40R18 in the front, with the 275/40R18 on the rear axle; BMW requires 31PSi on both
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by Michael Zhao

Hi Doc, just read your feedback. Appreciate your help. I'll change the tires asap.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 by Bob

I just put Goodyear AT P275/55R20's on my 2014 Yukon XL. I'm minimally handicapped, and can't bend over far enough to read the tire pressure recommendation on the tires. What is the recommended pressure? Thanks!
Friday, September 16, 2016 by Doc


You can use the 35 PSi recommended by GMC for that tire safely
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by cory

I've got a 2002 Chevy Suburban Z71 with LT265/70R17 Bridgestone Rugged Terrains. My door sticker says that is the oem size tire and that the pressure should be 30 psi - seems awfully low to me and looks kind of flat. What pressure should I be running? Also, when I'm pulling my travel trailer (approx. 6000-7000lbs fully loaded and equipped with a weight distributing hitch), what should the proper pressures be? I assume max cold pressure listed on the tires regardless of what the door label says?
Friday, October 14, 2016 by Doc


The PSi recommendations in the door jamb are for a standard load (P metric) tire for what I am assuming is the 1500 / half ton chassis. When using an LT tire (like the 2500 chassis requires) you will want to run 45 PSi minimum, and can bump up to 80 PSi on the rear axle when towing.
Sunday, October 30, 2016 by Andrew Dobb

I need tyre pressure for front Pirelli p zeros 285/35 (100y) ZR20
And Rear
Michelin pilot sport cup2 (mo) 325/30 (106y)
Usually just 2 passengers no luggage
Monday, November 7, 2016 by Doc


Luckily, the GT-R has near perfect weight distribution so we can use the same air pressure on both axles @ 29 PSi (cold), or you could bump the pressures up to 32 PSi to see if that might perk up your steering response.
Sunday, November 27, 2016 by Jeremy

I have a 2014 ram 1500 4x4, running BFG k02 275/65 r18 10 ply. No hauling heavy loads or anything. What is the ideal psi for this tire? Thank you.
Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Doc


I'd have you run around 50 PSi (cold).
Thursday, December 8, 2016 by Benoit Lacerte

I have a Jeep Compass 4x4 2012. I change the 215-60r17 for LT235-75r15 load C Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac. What psi I should run? Thank you.
Friday, December 9, 2016 by Doc


You will be fine around 38 to 40 Psi (cold)
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by jim chalmers

I have a 1966 mustang with hankook p215x60r14 tyres what would be the recomended front and rear tyre pressures please.
Friday, December 23, 2016 by Doc


Unfortunately we do not have any axle ratings or load information for the Mustang, so I can't give you an accurate number. The tire size you referenced will carry its maximum load capacity at 36 PSi (cold), so that would be a safe number to be sure. I could not tell you how much lower you could safely go, however
Saturday, January 21, 2017 by Dale

BF Goodridge Radial TA's 215 65 15 front 245 60 15 rear mounted on 7" rims for 67 GTO coupe. Gross wt # 3250 (scales) Ideal pressure? somewhere at 35 lbs or because of stagger should front be different? Rears were over inflated since center is wearing, I dropped to 32 lbs any thoughts...
Saturday, January 28, 2017 by Doc


The 245/60R15 will carry 1,687 lbs at 32 PSi (cold) and 1,609 lbs at 29 PSi for reference. For proper wear I'd say 30 to 32 PSi sounds good. I don't have access to the load ratings for each axle, so I can't help more I'm afraid
Sunday, February 5, 2017 by thomas

97 4door 4x4 blazer had goodyear p235/75r15;;;; 105s. m+s
wranglers put on. the tire shop dangerously under filled to that the tire gauge would not register . i filled to 40 and its like a brand new truck. ? is that pressure applicable and what does the 105s mean thank you
Thursday, February 9, 2017 by CElliott

I have a 2008 dodge magnum, just put 22" rims on it with 245/30ZR22 92 W XL low pro tires on it. what is the recommended pressure for those ?
Friday, February 10, 2017 by Doc


Chevy requires at least 32 PSi (cold) for your size. 40 PSi is fine, but anything higher might cause the tire to wear unevenly.
Friday, February 10, 2017 by Doc


The 245/30R22 is about 1" smaller in diameter and narrower than recommended, so even at max pressure will fall short of the required load capacity. WE can only recommend 265/30R22
Friday, February 17, 2017 by W.Rogers

What is correct tire pressure for driving on gravel roads/highway. I have a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe, tire size 275/55R20. Seems to drive pretty rough!
Saturday, February 18, 2017 by Doc

W. Rogers,

Chevy recommends 30 PSi (cold) for your size as a minimum, so you cannot go any lower to soften the ride. Sorry !
Friday, March 17, 2017 by Bill

I have a 2014 tacoma access cab v6 4x4. Input 265/75r16 goodyear duratracs load range c. I have the front tires set at 30 psi and the rear set to 32 psi. The tag inside the door says 29 psi front, 32 psi rear. The tires feel much squishier around turns compared to the factory 265/70r16 bfg rugged trails. The guys that installed them set them at 34 psi. Do you thinks it's okay to air them up a bit?
Monday, April 3, 2017 by MB MARK

What is the recommended tire pressure for General Tire LT 275/65 R 18 123/120 S
Front and Rear.
I have a Sprinter Mercedes .
Please let me know.
Sunday, April 9, 2017 by andrew

I have a 2008 suburban LT . It has p265 /65r 18 goodyear wrangler fortitude hts with max pressure of 51psi . What psi should I run these tires at . By the way sticker on door only listed p275/ 55r20 at 32psi.
Friday, April 14, 2017 by Doc


For your 265/65R18 you should use a minimum of 30 Psi (cold).

Hope this helps !
Monday, April 24, 2017 by Mario

I have a mercedes benz ml430 oem size is hankook st rh06 275 55 17 109h max 51psi, mercedes recommended psi 32, now i have bfgoodrich at ko2 285 70 17 load E 121/118r max 80psi. What pressure you recommend for city/hwy and off road with sharp rocks?
Thanks doc
Friday, April 28, 2017 by Doc


You can use 40 Psi (cold) as a minimum for "around town", and can go up to 50 Psi if you want to.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by Nicholas Wise

I have a 2014 MX-5 and the previous recommended pressure was 32F/R for 205/45/17. I recently purchased 235/40/17 Dunlop Star Specs. Can you recommend the optimal pressure for performance?
Friday, May 12, 2017 by Doc


Any (passenger car) tire will meet max load capacity at 36 PSi, so anything above that would be overkill (from a safety standpoint). Since the larger 235/40R17 has more load capacity, you can still use 32 safely.
Friday, May 12, 2017 by David

Could you assist me in the proper tire psi for a 2010 Audi Q5 w/ S-Line package, 255/45 ZR20. I'm not sure what tires came on the vehicle from fresh off the factory, but I just purchased and put on a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires yesterday. Any help would be appreciated. I typically ride at the most with 2 passengers. Want to keep a comfortable ride as I commute around town. I don't really do much spirited driving in an SUV.
Friday, May 26, 2017 by Sue

2016 Tacoma, just put BFG K02 265/65/R17's on it for off road. What is the best pressure. Right now they show 31 in front, 30 on the rear. Thank you.
Saturday, June 3, 2017 by Jae

May I know what is the suitable pressure for my Toyota Altis 2003 with a Nexen 205/55r16 tyres?
Saturday, June 3, 2017 by Doc


Since the BFG tire is an E load (10 ply rated) tire, you'll need to run a higher pressure to avoid premature wear. We'd recommend 50 PSI (cold) for best results
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by Doc


Unfortunately we do not have any data on the Altis (as I believe it was never sold in the USA). Per my post, check you door jamb for the recommended tire size and pressure, or consult you local Toyota dealer for the best information.
Friday, June 9, 2017 by David

Hey Doc. Got a 2010 Audi Q5 S-Line 20" wheel package, Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+, 255/45 ZR20. What tire pressure do you recommend? Thanks.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Byron

I recently upsized my tires from the stock Continental Contitrac 225 70R15s to Goodyear Wrangler 235 75R15s on a 2011 Ford Ranger XLT supercab. It rides better but my fuel economy isn't as good as it used to be. What would be the proper tire PSI to get the best fuel mileage out of the new tires?
Saturday, June 17, 2017 by Doc


Audi would have you use 32 PSi (cold) on both axles.
Saturday, June 17, 2017 by Doc


Assuming the Goodyear tire is a standard load (not an LT tire), you can still use 30 PSi (cold) on both axles
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by Erick

I replaced the OEM tires of my 2017 Nissan Armada (275/60 R20) for a set of BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 (LT tires - D load rating) What tire pressure do you recommend for everyday use and what tire pressure do you recommend for towing? (towing a 4000 lbs. travel trailer)
Thanks so much for the help!
Sunday, July 2, 2017 by Michael

My wife has a 2006 Toyota Tundra sr5 4door 4x4. She got BF Goodrich T/A KO2 LT265/70r17 load rating C Max cold psi50. OEM was 265/65r17. On door says front 29psi rear 32psi. She hauls a two horse trailer. Please advise best pressure. Thank you!
Sunday, July 2, 2017 by Chris

2013 Honda Fit with
Kumho Ecsta II 4x / 205 / 50 / ZR 16 / 87W
On MSW by Oz wheels. What tire pressure do you recommend?
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 by jack

correct pressure for LT 235 75 R 15 Side wall says 45 max, no sticker on door jamb on 97 chev blazer
Friday, July 7, 2017 by Doc


Since the BFG has muck more load capacity than you will ever need, you should not have to add PSi for towing. 45 PSi (cold) should do the job.
Friday, July 7, 2017 by Doc


You should check your (rear) axle rating to make sure the truck is rated for the load (the tire may carry more load than the rear axle is designed for). Assuming the axle rating is high enough, 45 PSi (cold) is recommended
Friday, July 7, 2017 by Doc


You should be fine at 40 Psi (cold).
Saturday, July 29, 2017 by Orlando

I own a 2013 Mercedes Benz C300 4Matic Sport. Tires: 225/45 R17 front and 245/40 R17 rear. The ride feels harsh and bouncy when I follow the vehicle manufacturer's recommended cold tire pressure under maximum load ( 33 psi front an 38 psi rear). Unfortunately, it doesn't state the ideal pressure under normal load. What pressure would you recommend under normal load for a more comfortable ride.
Monday, July 31, 2017 by Kev

I just installed General AltiMAX RT43 235/65/R16 on my 2014 Toyota Tacoma Base Access Cap 2WD. OEM was 215/70/R15 with 30/33 PSI. What should the updated PSI be on the new tires?
*Side note: wheels and tires are from Tire Rack and I LOVE them!
Friday, August 4, 2017 by Doc

Mercedes may recommend a lower pressure (for the rear axle) for "light load" conditions in your owner's manual, so I'd have you check there. For liability reasons we have to recommend sticking with their requirements when using the OE tire sizes.
Friday, August 4, 2017 by Doc


To make life easy, you can still use 30/33 Psi (the larger tire will carry more load at the same pressure).
Saturday, August 5, 2017 by Robert

Recommended tire pressure for a 2004 Honda CRV AWD with Continental ExtremeContact™ DWS 225/40R19 instead of factory 15" wheel and tire combo.
Friday, August 11, 2017 by Doc


Due to the lower profile size, you should run 42 PSi (cold) just to be safe.
Monday, August 14, 2017 by Justin

I have a 2014 2 door wrangler with 275/65r 18 with a load rating of 116t. What you I be running for tire pressure?? I have 36 psi in them right now but doesn't feel right.
Monday, August 14, 2017 by Justin

Recommended pressure for 275/65r 18 116t on a 2014 2 door wrangler.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Jim

What is the recommended tire pressure for 245/35 ZR21 Continental tires for a Masserati?
Saturday, August 19, 2017 by Doc


Unless your tire has the letters LT in front of the tire size, 36 to 38 PSi is correct. LT tires should be used at 42 PSi (or up to the max PSi listed on the sidewall)
Saturday, August 19, 2017 by Doc


I need to know the year and specific model on your car to answer the question, please. Call in for best results
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by Jay

I have Toyo tires 285 75 r16 with max psi 80. What's a good tire pressure for daily road use? Load E by the way
Saturday, September 9, 2017 by doc


For a regular (half ton) truck or SUV, 50 psi (cold) is fine, but I'd have you go to 65 psi (cold) for a 3/4 ton or heavier truck .
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Dallas

I have a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4, the stock tires were 275/55R20 Continental CrossContact. I just had 275/60R20 Toyo Open Country AT2 installed, what is the recommended psi I should run in these tires for my truck since I increased the size a little bit?
Max psi for these tires are 44 and my door jab recommends 32 front/rear for OEM tire size.
I'm currently running 35 psi all around.
Sunday, October 8, 2017 by Sergio Velasco

I recently bought 4 winter tires michelin X-ice XL 205/50/16 to be fitted on the stock wheels. The OEM tire is 185/55/16 with recommended tire pressure of 33 front 32 back. Since my winter tires are bigger what tire pressure do I put? I know i can put higher tire pressure but how higher could i go?
Friday, October 13, 2017 by Joanne A.

What is the suitable tire pressure for my 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL7 Touring SUV with 23560R16 Yokohama Geolandar ATS 100H tires? Only everyday normal use with no heavy loads. Thank You.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by Doc


Since the 275/60R20 is larger, it has more load capacity than the (smaller) 275/55R20 so you can use OE recommendations easily, or go up to 36 PSi if you want to
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by Doc


For colder weather, I'd recommend 36 PSi to give you a little reserve without causing any irregular wear.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by Doc


Since 235/60R16 is the Original Equipment size, you can run the pressure listed in your Driver's door jamb ( should be 26 PSi cold).
Monday, October 23, 2017 by Charles

I replaced P255/65Rx17 factory tires with B F Goodrich
LT265/70R17C TA KO tires. What is the correct tire pressure
for theee tires to get me the best tire life?
Thursday, October 26, 2017 by Doc


Since you were using a standard load (P) tire and have moved to a C load tire, pressure should not need to change much. Unless your vehicle's recommended pressure is higher, I'd have you use 40 PSi
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by Jesus

I have a 2014 Toyota Tacoma double cab long bed prerunner I just replaced my 265/65 /17 stock tires with the BF Goodrich ko2. 265/65/17 E-rate on stock rims would you be so kind to please give me the proper tire pressure so that I can get the best gas mileage and wear on City driving.
Saturday, November 4, 2017 by Doc


We'd recommend 50 PSi (cold) for reference
Sunday, November 19, 2017 by John

Hello, i have a '17 BMW M240i Rear Wheel Drive, OE Tires is 225/40/18 in front and 245/35/18 Michellin Pilot Super Sports. I recently switched from this staggered set up to a square 235/40/18 for the fronts and rears (Same michellin pilot super sports). What should my new PSI be set at? rating on the sticker for my old staggered set up says 35/39 on the staggered set up. Thank you!
Sunday, November 26, 2017 by Eddie


I have Land Rover discovery 4 and the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure for size 255/55R19 is 36psi Front and 42psi For the rear tires.

I upgraded to 265/60R20 and been running all 4 tires on 38psi.

Can you please advise what’s the correct psi for my car?

Thank you!
Sunday, November 26, 2017 by Eddie

Sorry, I upgraded to 265/50R20
Monday, November 27, 2017 by Brian

I've been told to operate my p275/55r20 tires at 32-33 psi on my 2013 Tahoe. Is that correct? Thank you
Monday, November 27, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

John, you would still run the psi specified for the axle, so 39 psi for the rears.
Saturday, December 2, 2017 by Doc


The 265/5020 (XL) has more load capacity than your existing 19" tires, you can safely use the same PSi.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by michael brown

Put Fallen sn 250 225/60r/16 all season on a Buick Park Avenue 2000 3.8 v6. People who put them on said 40 psi, but we have always ran 34 psi on other tires of this size! I don't pull any trailers! What would be a good psi for ride and safety?
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by michael brown

Put Fallen sn 250 225/60r/16 all season on a Buick Park Avenue 2000 3.8 v6. People who put them on said 40 psi, but we have always ran 34 psi on other tires of this size! I don't pull any trailers! What would be a good psi for ride and safety?
Friday, December 8, 2017 by Doc


For your size, Buick requires at least 30 PSi (cold), so 34 is plenty. No need for 40 PSi
Monday, December 11, 2017 by Victoria

Finally got the Duratrac tires installed after one month wait on your back order. Tirerack Recommended installer inflated to 50 psi for LT 295/70r17. Okay? (2016 wrangler JKU) thank you so much for your reply!
Friday, December 15, 2017 by TOM P

Just received a winter tire / wheel comb from Tire Rack. Tires are Michelin X-Ice x13, 215/55R17 on 7” wheels. They are for my wife’s 2017 VW Beetle. What air pressure would you recommend?
Thanks for your assistance, and Happy Holidays.
Tom P.
Friday, December 15, 2017 by Doc


50 PSi is a good (cold) pressure for your application. No need to use a higher PSI as that would affect the wear.
Friday, December 22, 2017 by Doc


Since 215/55R17 was an OE size for the Beetle, you can recommended PSi (should be 29 Psi cold). For cold weather, it wouldn't hurt to add a couple extra PSi to account for temperature changes.
Saturday, December 30, 2017 by steve

winter set 2017 glc43 suv michelin xice-xi2 f/235/55r19(8.5 wide), r/255/50r19(9.0 wide). psi recommendations?
Thursday, January 4, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Steve: You can still run the placard value noted on your door jamb as the 20-inch Original Equipment sizes, though you can adjust to feel by a couple psi higher.Just don’t go over the max for the tire as written on the sidewall.
Saturday, January 6, 2018 by Dan

I have a 2008 Tacoma 4x4 and changed from the factory tire (P245) to a Michelin Defender LTX MS LT245/75R16. I use it mostly for interstate driving with light loads. The tire dealer suggested I use 40 psi. It seems to ride rough especially at 70 to 75 mph. What pressure do you suggest to make for a smoother ride?
Friday, January 12, 2018 by Doc


The extra reinforcement added to the sidewall that is needed to make an LT tire carry the (higher) load does make the tire's ride comfort less than favorable (at any PSi). To improve the ride you will need to switch back to the standard 245/75R16 (non LT) tire
Monday, January 15, 2018 by Stephen Sanchez

Just bought Cooper Adventurer Tires 265/60R18...max psi is 44. What would be the recommended pressure? I would think 38? Any suggestions?
Thursday, January 18, 2018 by Dan

Thanks, I had the new previously balanced tires rebalanced and the ride is much improved.
Saturday, January 20, 2018 by Doc


I'd need to know the vehicle information to recommend a pressure setting. Feel free to call in !
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Alan

I just bought BFG KO2 tires for my 2016 Chevy 2500. I was wondering what tire pressure should I go with?


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