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Tire P.S.I?

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by silvrevo, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. silvrevo

    silvrevo Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 39

    Say guys,

    Do you run more psi in your tires with the blade installed ?

    I have Goodyear duratracs , a 10 ply tire.

    Or do you just run what the factory recommends?

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. silvrevo

    silvrevo Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 39

    I have a 2013 tundra by the way.
    Tires say max 80 psi on the sidewalls.

    Thanks guys!
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    I usually go 5 under max pressure.
     
  4. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 733

    I run at 72 in all four year 'round.
     
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I run my tires at 50 PSI. I probably should run more but, I like the nice ride.
     
  6. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Normally what I do also.

    But also depends what vehicle. When yours came new did it come with 10 ply or 8 ply tires? If it came with 10 ply stock, just go by the door sticker, maybe add 5 pounds on the front.

    My 97 F350 says 80 rear and I think 65 on the front, I run 70 front, and 75 rear. But most of my weight is on the front, empty flatbed on the back.
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    I think mines the same 80 rears and 55 front. Ah it's a trk it rides ruff
     
  8. sktboy150

    sktboy150 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I run 60 PSI on all my trucks all year, never have a problem.
     
  9. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    My door sticker says 95psi front, 110psi rear. I run 100 front and 110 in rear except when plow is on, I bump the front to 105. I'm on my second set on the front and the first set, that I ran at 95 had inner and outer edge wear, that is why I bumped to 100. My truck has a 19,500 GVW, so about the only way I would have a good ride would be to run about 30psi at all 4 corners.
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    What make, model and size plow are you running?

    A light home 7ft str8 or a 10ft Veee with wings.
    And how much weight do you have in the box?
     
  11. silvrevo

    silvrevo Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 39

    I have a 7.5 vxt.

    And I also have 400 lbs in the bed.


    I had the tires set at 60 ft and 40 rear.

    Now the issue I have is when I went to install the blade in my garage, which is very flat, with of course a slight angle to drain water out into the driveway.

    My bracket on the truck was hitting higher, and after several tries I had to get out the floor jack and jack the blade up about 3/4 inch , then it set into place.


    So then this morning taking off the blade, it would release all the way, and I had to jack up the blade so it would pop up out of the bracket.?

    This is probably because I have weight in the back, and more air presure in the front tires. Whats your thoughts?

    And thanks.
     
  12. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 733

    If the plow is just sitting on the floor (you don't move it after it's off), you could always put boards under it so that it is more level with your truck. Ballast does change the truck angle, of course. My Western has a chain lift, so it's easy for me to move the headgear to line it up with the truck mounts.
     
  13. silvrevo

    silvrevo Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 39

    I had the Boss guy adjust something on the plow itself, and now it releases and attaches just fine!

    Thanks