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Old 02-18-2016, 06:52 PM   #11
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One of my pet peeves is dealers not adjusting tire pressure correctly. It was so bad that I checked them myself before leaving the dealer after service.

I say WAS because after the last screw up, leaving the oil pan drain plug hand tight, got me a new place for service.
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:29 PM   #12
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I run mine at 60 PSI when towing and 40 when not, mainly because I am no where near what the tire can do as far as weight. Because I am in a F150 I am not even sure the wheels can handle 80 PSI. I put the E rated tires on truck to get rid of the sidewall flex and improve stability. Been through the Tennesse hills, Blackhills and Yellowstone and very glad I upgraded my tires.

I have around 40,000 on them and have very even wear on the tread.
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when I put new ones on my truck they set pressure at 65 all the way around... sidewall says 80 max cold ... thinking of rolling resistance I inflated to 80 but the ride was much rougher empty. Readjusted to 60 and ride got much better so I will leave them at 60 unless towing
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Old 02-19-2016, 05:53 AM   #14
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My truck door placard stipulates the rears at 80 PSI (sidewall max) and fronts at 65 PSI. Rear carries more load, stands to reason they should be at max. No handling problems running them this way.

Michelin will have an inflation/load chart for your tire. The inflation will be based on the expected load to be carried by the tire.

That being said, I would run tires under large loads at max pressure, and less for tires under lighter loads (for increased comfort).
x2 That is exactly what my tire store recommends as well. I also get mine rotated and balanced every 5,000 miles and the air pressure is changed from front to rear. Never had a problem and much better ride than all four maxed out.
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snip... I also get mine rotated and balanced every 5,000 miles and the air pressure is changed from front to rear. ...snip
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x2 That is exactly what my tire store recommends as well. I also get mine rotated and balanced every 5,000 miles and the air pressure is changed from front to rear. Never had a problem and much better ride than all four maxed out.
I rotate and adjust pressure every time I change the oil. Still haven't had them balanced, but I think I need to.
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I rotate and adjust pressure every time I change the oil. Still haven't had them balanced, but I think I need to.
X2 on the 5,000 mi oil change and rotation, but I'm beyond the age where doing that myself is enjoyable.

Discount Tire SOP is to balance tires at every rotation. They said balancing during the rotation prevents complaints (ie my tires were't out of balance until you rotated them, etc.). I don't see the harm, never had a tire balance issue, get excellent tire life, and I like the price... FREE!

I'm not sure if they'll do free balancing of my trailer tires, too, but I'll find that out in a few weeks from now.
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X2 on the 5,000 mi oil change and rotation, but I'm beyond the age where doing that myself is enjoyable.

Discount Tire SOP is to balance tires at every rotation. They said balancing during the rotation prevents complaints (ie my tires were't out of balance until you rotated them, etc.). I don't see the harm, never had a tire balance issue, get excellent tire life, and I like the price... FREE!

I'm not sure if they'll do free balancing of my trailer tires, too, but I'll find that out in a few weeks from now.
Yeah, you definitely can't beat FREE!! I live out in the sticks though. My nearest Discount Tire is a 20 minute drive, and it's ALWAYS super busy. 40 minutes commute, 30 minutes or more to wait and get the service. Takes me about 10 minutes to rotate myself (I do it while the oil drains). But then there's that pesky balancing thing; can't do that myself...

I have a decent tire shop here in town I used for my trailer tires. I think I'll give them a try on the next round. They do alignments too, so I'll probably have them check that as well...
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quote "Yeah, you definitely can't beat FREE!! I live out in the sticks though. My nearest Discount Tire is a 20 minute drive, and it's ALWAYS super busy. 40 minutes commute, 30 minutes or more to wait and get the service. Takes me about 10 minutes to rotate myself (I do it while the oil drains). But then there's that pesky balancing thing; can't do that myself..."
I have a 30 minute drive. However, they work by appointment so I just call ahead and make an appointment. We live in a one red light county so we make a day of it and plan shopping and dinner out! Joys of living in the sticks. If you bought your trailer tires there, they would also probably do them for free. I change oil in my diesel every 5,000 miles so just schedule the tire rotation and balancing around the same time.
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