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By Bobby Mucic (bobbymucic) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 5:01 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
My Goodyear Marathons are max rated at 50 PSI, but I've been running them around 32-34. I'm curious to what others are running.

Thanks

 
By Phaeton (phaeton) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 5:40 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I run mine at 42psi.
 
By thomas ryan (g3revenge) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 5:41 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
pump them up or they will get hot if you drive far or at high speed.

go for 50 and mark the tire with some white chalk across the tread. if they are overinflated, the chalk will wear in the middle.

 
By Tom V (x10) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 5:57 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I run ours at 50 psi and they are wearing evenly. This is the recommended pressure to carry the load and minimize heat build up that leads to tire failure.
 
By Jonathan French (rock_n_boardin) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 7:09 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
50 psi here. I have the valve stem covers that tell you if your tires are under inflated. Came with them from the factory, the covers are the 50 psi ones. They show green on top if your at corrrect pressure and go down to red when the tires lose pressure.
 
By Bobby Mucic (bobbymucic) on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 9:11 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thanks for the info so far. I did some more web searching, and found that I should be towards the upper end of my pressure max (50).
 
By Barry Lacter (blacter) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 1:22 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
What about balancing trailer tires? Is it necessary?
 
By salty87 (salty87) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 7:31 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
its not necessary but you might notice a smoother ride if you do. it seems to be getting more common to balance trailer tires.
 
By Bobby Mucic (bobbymucic) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 8:28 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
When I switched out my carlisle tires for goodyear, discount tire center did balance them. However, they also told me to run about 34 PSI in them.
 
By Jonathan French (rock_n_boardin) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 9:18 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I never would have run mine at 50 psi, except they came from the factory that way. So I will stay with their recomendation. Of course I have a Tige' 22I and they are one of the heavier boats out there. With trailer close to 4500#s.
 
By Matt (mvda) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 10:39 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I just replaced my trailer tires. I was running them a bit low and it wore out the sides of the tires really fast because trailer tires have stiffer sidewalls than normal tires. I still had good tread in the middle, but the sides were almost bald. Bruce at DHM told me I should make sure I'm running at 50 PSI from here on out.
 
By wake_fun (wake_fun) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 12:30 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Doesn't it say 50psi cold on the side of the tire? If so do it to that, that's what I do.
 
By Bob (bob) on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 9:46 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
does anyone read the label, it says "MAX PSI" not what you are supposed to run but the max the tire is rated for, wont hurt unless you consider wearing out prematurely is hurting the tire. Why do you think car tires have one number and on the drivers door pillar there is another number "DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE VEHICLE" . Trial and error but dont run them too low or like others have said, they will cost you a bloew out.
 
By thomas ryan (g3revenge) on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 10:48 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
chalk them and write down the pressure that will give you even wear.


 
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