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Tire pressure for Gas mileage

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Brandenmontoya10, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Mar 27, 2016 at 6:33 PM
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    What's up fellas. I've been getting a lot of different opinions on tire pressure for my LT285 70r18 toyo Mt's on my 2011 tundra with a 6" lift and added leafs in the back.

    I'm going for quality protection of my tire and best gas Milage. I drive 60% street and 40% HWY. thanks for the feedback and GOD BLESS!
     
  2. Mar 27, 2016 at 7:04 PM
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    I would say 35-40 psi. That's what I run in my 35's.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2016 at 7:28 PM
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    But I could care less what my mpg is. I'm sure it's not good with they way I drive and the 35's. Looks bad ass tho.
     
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  4. Mar 27, 2016 at 7:38 PM
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    Well said lol They're a good look
     
  5. Mar 27, 2016 at 9:08 PM
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    The best tire pressure is the best tire pressure to keep your tires running true. Use the chalk test to determine the tire pressure.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2016 at 9:09 PM
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    I used to run 36 psi on my Toyo MTs and averaged 14.4 mpg. Last year I bumped them up to 40 psi and my fuel economy jumped to 15.2 mpg and I've had no noticeable tire wear difference. I'm running 33's on stock TRD/OR suspension.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2016 at 8:11 AM
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    Meh, when you run larger tires, lift, etc MPG is pretty much out of the equation. I would focus on ride stability as well with tire pressure.
     
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  9. Mar 28, 2016 at 6:21 PM
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  10. Mar 28, 2016 at 6:22 PM
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    So I did the chalk test method, I have never done it before. How are these results looking to you? I drove forward about 15' and then reversed about 15'

    image.jpg
     
  11. Mar 28, 2016 at 6:23 PM
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  12. Mar 28, 2016 at 6:24 PM
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    Agreed. I am more focused on protecting my tires and truck now
     
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