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I'm sure I'm not the first person to post this, but I wasn't quite happy with the ride quality of my new Frontier, even after asking the dealership to align and rotate and balance my tires. It hit me yesterday I should check my tire pressure. It ranged from 41 to 43.5, which is how it came from the dealership.

I took it all down to 40 psi and took it out for a spin. Definitely an improvement! Don't forget to check your tire pressure, even when new.

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Read the sticker in the drivers door jamb. Should show factory advises 35psi. I set mine at 36psi. Stock tires are 44psi. max. Does not need to be anywhere near that, for normal use.

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44psi is the max psi when the tire is cold. Not when the tire is warm. I set my tires at 38psi. Keep your tire psi where you like.

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I'm sure I'm not the first person to post this, but I wasn't quite happy with the ride quality of my new Frontier, even after asking the dealership to align and rotate and balance my tires. It hit me yesterday I should check my tire pressure. It ranged from 41 to 43.5, which is how it came from the dealership.

I took it all down to 40 psi and took it out for a spin. Definitely an improvement! Don't forget to check your tire pressure, even when new.

And I snapped this picture while driving it...



She's getting older... my first new car is not really new anymore. Lol

Have a great day!

Even 40 is still high for stock tires.....
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Read the sticker in the drivers door jamb. Should show factory advises 35psi. I set mine at 36psi. Stock tires are 44psi. max. Does not need to be anywhere near that, for normal use.
36 is where I run mine also. Yeah, you have to watch the dealer they pump them too high. To the op you might want to drop them down a bit more and have a better ride.

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Stock tires are 44psi. max.
Where did you get this info? I thought you are to follow the PSI directions on door jamb no matter what tires you have on it.............




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Where did you get this info? I thought you are to follow the PSI directions on door jamb no matter what tires you have on it.............
Max psi is posted on the tire sidewall. The door jamb info is only a suggestion. Not an absolute. You can run whatever psi you want to, up to the tires max cold psi. The higher psi leads to a bumpy ride (unloaded).

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Where did you get this info? I thought you are to follow the PSI directions on door jamb no matter what tires you have on it.............
Nope those are for stock specs, if you put on a set of 10 ply LT load range E tire in a bigger size your going to want some more air in them.

I don't go much higher though, usually around 40-42 with my 33" MT's.

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I usually add air if I'm towing or hauling.
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I tow a boat, so I have pumped mine up to 40 PSI. You can see the difference when towing.

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