I think you should run what it says on the side wall of your tires! Overfilling can also lead to premature wear.One question i haven't been able to get a solid answer to is should i run a higher pressure in these tires, like 40psi, or can i still run 32-35 for everyday highway driving? I just don't want to wear out my tires prematurely. Can anyone help me with this?
In my experience, the larger the tire, the lower the pressure. I would actually experiment with 30-32psi. A tire with more surface area is more prone to "crowning" or bulging at the same pressure as a similar, smaller tire. At the same time, you are spreading the weight of your vehicle over a larger relative contact area with the pavement. High pressures don't allow the tire to "give" properly and conform to the road, which stiffens your ride considerably and lowers not only traction but performance, too....
One question i haven't been able to get a solid answer to is should i run a higher pressure in these tires, like 40psi, or can i still run 32-35 for everyday highway driving? I just don't want to wear out my tires prematurely. Can anyone help me with this?
Did the pics get posted yet?Update to the above:
Removed the mudguards and wheel-well plastic to get at the crimp welds yesterday. The weld actually has about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch of 'extra' metral on the inside body panel, compared to the outside body panel it is welded to.
I used a cut-off wheel and grinder to remove the 'extra' metal, without grinding the actual weld points themselves. With a bit of judicious plastic trimming, the driver's side now does not rub. The passenger side still needs a bit more plastic trimming, but its not rubbing on the metal (at least in street use).
Strangely (or perhaps not) I found part of the different in the wheel well dimensions is due to a metal bracket and plate that exists on the driver's side, right down at the bottom-rear of the body panel, that does not appear on the passenger side.
Anyway, I took pics as I went along, and I'll post them in a separate thread as soon as I have time (this weekend probably). Again, this is for LT245/75/17, which are not on the front page list. (Goodyear Wrangler Authority A/T)
Please help, I have a 2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL and would like to put on the largest tires possible without a lift or any modifications. I live in Northern NY State and would need tires that will handle the winter months. All-Season or All-Terrain and what is the largest I can get?
I went taller to the 70 series tire, but didn't want to go wider, due to our winters here. You want a skinny tire to dig into the snow rather than a fatter tire that floats on top of the snow and gives you less grip!I just put a set of Michelene 265/65/17's on and they look and ride great. Give it a beefier look. I think those are as about as big as you can go without rubbing.
Of all the sizes available in the chart, you had to pick a size that wasn't there? If you really want to, you can get just about anything to fit if you're open to grind and mods.Do you think a 275/65/18 would work on a lifted ridge??