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yeah 35 is the standard pressure we set at discount tire. you can have them put any pressure you want. 35 is correct, however it is a little too soft for me so i run 40psi. i have the same tire size as well.
standard pressure Discount puts in
32psi in cars (stock size)
35psi in trucks (stock size)
i noticed you are running LTs so they are obviously heavier due to the ply number. i would air them up so they arent soft
what you also need to do is understand your Load Range because that will let you know the ply number of the tire. also look at the Max PSI on the tire as well. after you understand these two areas, then you can take a look at if your new tire size your running and see if it is stock or not. if it is stock, the door jam is a good guide, if it is not the tire store should help. will you be carrying heavy loads, towing? if you don't like that heavy of a tire, you can get the P265/75/16 instead of LT.
I would stay under 40 unless towing, gives better traction in rain and usually gives a good wear pattern, if you tow a lot then I would raise the pressure to around 50 if the tires will allow that, I run my M/Ts at 34 and it gives a nice soft ride and they are wearing good for what miles I have put on them.
If your truck is upside down, your mods did you no good.
Well, the guy at Discount tire told me that they are supposed to be at anywhere from 50-85! He said 85 if I was towing. They are at 70 PSI now. I guess I need to drop it WAY down? I have BFG All Terrain 10 ply tires and they are 275-70s
2006 Dodge Ram Lone Star Edition. 5.7L Hemi. Stock for now. 50,000 original miles.
BFG A/T's are a 65 psi max tire, if you run them at 35 then there is a good chance that you will eat the corners of the tread off in no time. I run 52 in the front and 48 in the back and my tires wear evenly.
Airgap. HS 1.7s. 50mm DIY TB. SC 3815. 14x2. 4.10 Yukons. Detroit Truetrac-both axles. Front hitch. Rear hitch lights with skid plates. 4 100w off road lights in brush guard. 2 55w lights in front bumper. Westin brush guard/nerf bars. 33" Treadwrights.