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Suggested tyre pressure

Post by Oetie » 11 Mar 2019 15:18

I am running Powertrac 285/75/16 MT on my Patrol, currently at 2.4bar.... what is the suggested tyre pressure for a daily ride?
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Re: Suggested tyre pressure

Post by iandvl » 11 Mar 2019 15:55

I run my MTs at 3 bar on tar. Also 285/75R16.

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Post by davidvdm » 11 Mar 2019 16:25

WOW Ian, that is high. I find that my 33x12.5x15 sem to run bulging in the middle at anything over 2.2. These are HT's and only run on tar at the moment as the old Hardbody is still only 2x4. I thus run hem at 1.8. My old 31's MT KL71's I also ran at 1.8 for most there life on the Hardbody.
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Re: Suggested tyre pressure

Post by martyn » 11 Mar 2019 16:51

I'm running my Powertrac MT's at between 2.3 and 2.5 bar.
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Post by iandvl » 11 Mar 2019 17:23

davidvdm wrote:
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WOW Ian, that is high. I find that my 33x12.5x15 sem to run bulging in the middle at anything over 2.2. These are HT's and only run on tar at the moment as the old Hardbody is still only 2x4. I thus run hem at 1.8. My old 31's MT KL71's I also ran at 1.8 for most there life on the Hardbody.
This is on tar. No bulges on the middle, and I get more even wear on the tread. Think there are a few folk who run their 33s on 3 bar.

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Re: Suggested tyre pressure

Post by Anthony Forgey » 11 Mar 2019 17:45

I ran my 285/75/16 powertracs at 2.3 front 2.7 rear, but I have a lot of constant load in the rear
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Re: Suggested tyre pressure

Post by Tinus lotz » 11 Mar 2019 18:27

285 75 16 3bar on tar look at the temp change on tpms very little

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Re: Suggested tyre pressure

Post by hugejp » 11 Mar 2019 18:46

Yip, between 2.8 & 3bar on tar. Cooper AT 33"
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Re: Suggested tyre pressure

Post by izakjbrt » 12 Mar 2019 07:00

I’m currently on 2.4 front and 2.8 back. This is with 265/76/R17 AT. Don’t know, ive always gone 2.4 and 2.8
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Re: Suggested tyre pressure

Post by Oetie » 12 Mar 2019 08:00

There appears to be no golden rule.... conclusion is to play around to see what suits you and the vehicle the best.

It felt as if the car was hard on the road, hence the pressure question, but then I think it could rather be the new bilstein shocks doing their thing. I must also add that I went from a Pathfinder to the Patrol and may have a skewed view on ride comfort.
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