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Old 09-29-2013, 17:49   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new to the larger truck world and have had my 01 F250 for less then a month. The truck came with Bridgestone Dueller tires and appear very new. From what I have read the tire pressure should be around 80 psi for these trucks however that is the max for these tires. I have been trying to keep them around 75 however it seems the front tires loose pressure within a few days and I'm constantly filling them up which is difficult because most of the air fills have a 70psi max on them in my area and even my compressor seems to have trouble with it. The truck rides much nicer when they are set at 75 and when they are below that it feels choppy and bumpy. Should I look into new tires? I did some searching online at tires and I did not see any with a higher max psi then 80? The rims are stock, I have air ride in the back I have been setting around 10 psi. Thanks for any info I'm somewhat confused as most tires I have dealt with in the last were to be set around 35/38 psi.


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Possibly the wrong tire for the truck. Factory pressure is on the drivers door jamb sticker. The tires sound like they are load range E. Pressure for a 150 usually around 35


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Possibly the wrong tire for the truck. Factory pressure is on the drivers door jamb sticker. The tires sound like they are load range E. Pressure for a 150 usually around 35


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Hey thanks yeah my 150 was always 35 but this is a 250 super duty and the factory calls for 80psi. However I don't see many tires available with more then a 80psi max so does that mean that tires for this truck should always be at max? That doesn't seem right to me


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Sorry I miss read. A 250 probably does have load range E. My 250 I run at 60 front and 65 rear. It's got load range E 35x12.50 20s. Same sticker in door jamb for factory recommended.


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Hey thanks yeah my 150 was always 35 but this is a 250 super duty and the factory calls for 80psi. However I don't see many tires available with more then a 80psi max so does that mean that tires for this truck should always be at max? That doesn't seem right to me


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You sure the door jamb says 80? Seems high to me. Tires are usually rated for a higher pressure than what manufacturer calls for.


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Just checked the door jam it said 55. I was going off what I looked up on Google and forums my bad. So that's my first problem I guess. I will lower them down to 55 front 60 rear and see how that goes


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Only if you plan on towing at or over gross weight, do you need to inflate the tires close to 75-80psi. For handling, it's best not to inflate the tires over 65psi in the front. Even 65psi rear will be plenty sufficient for most towing/hauling needs.
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I read the door tag in the sunlight today and it called for 55 front and 70 rear. I set the fronts at 60 and rear at 70. It still seems weird to me and I'm also assuming that tag is for the stock tires.


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Only if you plan on towing at or over gross weight, do you need to inflate the tires close to 75-80psi. For handling, it's best not to inflate the tires over 65psi in the front. Even 65psi rear will be plenty sufficient for most towing/hauling needs.
The sticker and manual calls for 70 in rear and manual says to increase to 80 for towing. Honestly the higher I set the fronts the better the handling is but I'm trying to find a happy medium between recommended, handling and tire life


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For best tire life don't use air, use nitrogen only.


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