Proper Tire Inflation - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 03-23-2009, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
Dines
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 93
Proper Tire Inflation

I'm showing an unusual tire wear on both tires on the passenger side. The wear seems more in the center and not so much around the edges.

What would be the ideal tire pressure for BFG 33x10.50 R15LT under my current weight for a TJ '01? Thanks, all

Dines is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 03-23-2009, 03:35 PM
TheBoogieman
Jeepaholic
 
TheBoogieman's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: CharlottesHELL
Posts: 35,883
Sounds like over inflation.What psi do you run?Alignments and rotation are needed also.
26 psi is what I ran for 33x12.50's. I have no idea what 10.50's run.
TheBoogieman is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 03-23-2009, 03:39 PM
Jerry Bransford
Administrator
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Escondido, California
Posts: 69,203
For a 33x12.50 tire tire, I'd go no higher than 26-28 psi and it sounds like they may have been overinflated higher than that. Some stupid tire jocks think they're supposed to intlate a tire to the pressure molded into the sidewall but that is only the maximum allowable tire pressure to be used only when the tire is carrying its maximum designed-for weight.

When you have a choice, buy American made.
Jerry Bransford is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 Old 03-23-2009, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
Dines
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 93
I've been running 30psi!
Dines is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 03-23-2009, 04:11 PM
khill8469
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: plaistow nh
Posts: 543
when i got my Jeep two months ago i check the air in the tires. all depending on the tires it was from 20 to 50 psi. i put them all at 35. but after reading may post i might lower it some more.
khill8469 is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 03-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Dmcastino
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Noblesville, IN
Posts: 3,171
I have 33x10.5 BFG all terrains and I run about 27psi and could still probably go down another pound or two if I really wanted to (my jeep is pretty light though, soft top, no back seat, no spare tire). Discount tire filled them to 36 psi
Dmcastino is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 03-23-2009, 04:13 PM
Dmcastino
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Noblesville, IN
Posts: 3,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by khill8469 View Post
when i got my Jeep two months ago i check the air in the tires. all depending on the tires it was from 20 to 50 psi. i put them all at 35. but after reading may post i might lower it some more.
What tires do you have and why did you fill them to 35, doesn't the sticker in the drivers side door jam say 33? If you have larger than stock tires you wouldn't want to be above 33psi, you would want to be lower than that.

Last edited by Dmcastino; 03-23-2009 at 04:25 PM.
Dmcastino is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 03-23-2009, 04:17 PM
TheBoogieman
Jeepaholic
 
TheBoogieman's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: CharlottesHELL
Posts: 35,883
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmcastino View Post
What tires do you have and why did you fill them to 35, doesn't the sticker in the drivers side door jam say 33? If you have larger than stock tires you wouldn't want to be above that you would want to be lower than that
Misunderstood the post.

Last edited by TheBoogieman; 03-23-2009 at 04:20 PM. Reason: can't read
TheBoogieman is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 03-23-2009, 04:18 PM
khill8469
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: plaistow nh
Posts: 543
I have 31x10.5x15 cooper discoverer tires now. To be honest with you i wasnt sure what they realy should be set at. So i put them to 35 i might lower them to 32. i need new tires anyways so its just till i figure out what tire and rim combo i want to get.
khill8469 is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 03-23-2009, 04:23 PM
Dmcastino
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Noblesville, IN
Posts: 3,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by Theboogieman View Post
Misunderstood the post.
Never even saw what you originally said, but I just reread my post and I worded it quite poorly lol, no wonder you misread it. I need to add some commas and what not


And Khill, yeah 32ish would probably be a better psi
Dmcastino is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 03-23-2009, 04:31 PM
TheBoogieman
Jeepaholic
 
TheBoogieman's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: CharlottesHELL
Posts: 35,883
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmcastino View Post
Never even saw what you originally said, but I just reread my post and I worded it quite poorly lol, no wonder you misread it. I need to add some commas and what not


And Khill, yeah 32ish would probably be a better psi
I thought you were saying to use higher psi with larger tires when you were saying why did he go so high with smaller tires.I just can't read.
TheBoogieman is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Why not a SCUBA Tank for tire inflation? medcop JK Wrangler Technical Forum 40 08-01-2013 01:49 AM
correct tire inflation? Frozenwalkway TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 10 07-31-2009 05:18 PM
Proper Tire Inflation Pressure Bogus1 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 4 06-29-2008 08:07 PM
Rubicon Tire Inflation, Valve Stems and more ssi dawgfan TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 31 07-25-2007 10:15 AM
ARB Tire Inflation Kit Idahomie TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 11 11-25-2006 09:57 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome