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Air pressure for 10 ply tires?

Hey all. Looking to get some opinions on this. I couldn't find much by searching. I recently bought my truck - 06 KC 4x4, 6 spd - and the previous owner put 265/75/16 Bridgestone Dueler AT tires on. The tires are load range E (10 ply).

The tires are really nice and have a lot of tread left, so I plan on leaving them on, but am unsure as to what psi I should run them at. When I got the truck, all the tires were at 27 psi, but that seems somewhat low. I've heard varying opinions from others about this.

I use the truck as a daily driver, and don't do much towing - just occasionally transporting a motorcycle in my bed. Please spare me the discussion about the merits of 10 plys on our trucks - I understand they're a bit overkill, but this is the situation I'm in.

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why dont you go by the PSI the tire says?

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minimum 40 psi. when loaded, some run them at 80

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why dont you go by the PSI the tire says?
The tire says max 80 psi. Seems pretty high, but I'm not really sure.
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I ran 35 psi in my 265 Firestone MT's and right now I am running 45 psi in the 285 BFG's but I haven't chalked them yet to see what my tread contact is so might go lower or higher depending on that.

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265s are stock nismo, so try 35psi.

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265s are stock nismo, so try 35psi.
yeah but the stock tires are an 8 ply tire so they require less air pressure.




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For our truck you must keep a min. of 43 psi. Not going to go into it but it has to do with loads etc. I would say 45 psi is perfect. The higher the pressure you go the worse your ride will get.

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Thanks for the responses. I aired them up to 54 psi and will check that out for a little while. The ride certainly is rougher, but I'm experimenting a bit with different pressures. I might drop it down to 45-50 depending on tire contact.

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