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bwmorr
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Oct 10, 2008, 6:46 AM

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Correct PSI Sign In

My Jeep cherokee has the goodyear wrangler tires. Max PSI reads 44. What is the best PSI for these tires for the winter. BWM


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 10, 2008, 8:48 AM

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Re: Correct PSI Sign In

I suggest you go by exactly what the suggested pressure is on a sticker on a door jam usually not just the max for the tire. Many factors can be involved for what is suggested for a particular vehicle,

T



bwmorr
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Oct 10, 2008, 9:02 AM

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Re: Correct PSI Sign In

Unfortunatley these tires are not the original tires that were on the jeep so the inside sticker would not apply to these tires


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 10, 2008, 9:52 AM

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Orig tires doesn't matter so much as correct size. Pressures can make for increased wear and problems with 4X4 and any traction controls/antilock brakes even if messed up.

If max on tire is rated for 44psi and you have to pick a # I'd probably pick 35psi all around first and if they looked and handled well leave it at that year round and keep checking - good thing to do anyway.

This type vehicle could have come with optional HD things and had tires that suggested more than 44psi - I just don't know.

Pick something over 32 anyway and if the orig sticker had different pressure for front vs rear consider that and make the calculated guess accordingly.

If you note funny tire wear come back for suggestions. Always best to rotate tires regularly to allow them all to wear at the same rate. Good luck,

T



bwmorr
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Oct 10, 2008, 10:04 AM

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Re: Correct PSI Sign In

Thanks I will definately give your suggestions a try. I appreciate the feedback. BWM


way2old
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Oct 10, 2008, 11:47 AM

Post #6 of 8 (1971 views)
Re: Correct PSI Sign In

The max psi rating on a tire is for when you have it loaded to the maximum weight. This includes vehicle weight, load, passengers and any other items in vehicle. There is a weight rating on the tire that tells you what the maximum weight should be for the maximum air pressure. Do as Tom suggested and go by the tire placquard on the door or somewhere else on the vehicle. I have seen them in the glove box and trunk also.



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Dirtydog
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Oct 15, 2008, 3:45 AM

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Hey 2 old, sorry to post this here, but couldn't find anyone, anywhere else. What happened to 10w30 & the guys there? DD


way2old
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Oct 15, 2008, 5:53 AM

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Hi Dirty. They are still there. Site went through a redesign. That place is usually a feast or famine(as you have probably seen). I am afraid the change over may make the site slower for awhile until they figure out that it is not gone. For over a day during the transition, there was no access to it. Glad to see you found us here. Later.



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