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Old 01-05-2015, 03:09 PM   #1
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For you guys who drive in snow

In the winter time I usually like to take some air out of the tires. The max psi on my tires is 80psi. I took the psi down to 60, I don't tow in the winter so I'm not worried about having less air pressure. Just wondering what psi you guys are running around with in the winter time when not towing.

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Old 01-05-2015, 03:33 PM   #2
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Chris I lower from 80 PSI to 65 PSI better traction in snow. The added benefit of a softer ride is also nice. I generally run 65 whenever I am not towing.
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:07 PM   #3
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I keep mine at the suggested 60 psi front, 70 psi rear.
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I have dropped the pressure down in a lot of truck tires to about 40 psi.

Not in my truck but in my Hummer H3 i dropped the air pressure to 18 psi while I was in Moab Utah. Never aired up for 10 days. Even with the occasional trip down the highway. That vehicle weights in at about 5800 lbs.

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Old 01-05-2015, 06:51 PM   #5
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I'm at 50#. Have done it that way for years. With no weight in the box, you can't see any belly on the sidewall.
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Recently checked mine...50#, decided to leave it for a better ride....not going to camp soon.
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I'm at 50#. Have done it that way for years. With no weight in the box, you can't see any belly on the sidewall.
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I'll see your 50 and go down another 5... I run 45# in all four in the winter... That way it don't run the middle out of the tire...
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Tommy, and I thought you were full of hot air.
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I'll see your 50 and go down another 5... I run 45# in all four in the winter... That way it don't run the middle out of the tire...
SleepyT.....whats your max psi for the tires, mine is 80 psi, I can't find anywhere what the lowest psi I can run in the tire. I prolly have a total weight of 500 to 600lbs in the box.
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Lowering the tire pressure for winter driving is an Old Wives Tale. Actually, cold weather lowers your tire pressure.
I wouldn't lower the tire pressure too much. When the tire pressure is low, the middle of the tire does not make good contact with the road and does not evacuate the water from the tread of the tire. Like Tommy said, it don't wear out the middle of the tire, so it makes less traction with the road.
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