Join Date: May 2003
Location: Apalachin, N.Y. - U.S.A.
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I've been a Technician for nearly 16yrs. now... I always set my tires & those of my customers at 35psi. I've found that 35psi. gives the best tire wear, handling, fuel mileage, & ride quality of all. The factory engineers are the idiots!!! They say Explorers/Rangers tires should be set at 25psi front, & 30psi rear. WAY too low for an SUV or pickup of any size... resulting in premature tire failure (the Firestones were fine... underinflation, & poor maintenance was the cause of the blow-outs, & roll overs!!!), poor fuel mileage & "wet noodle" like handling. Therefore I disregard the "specs" & always use 35psi.(except on full size pickups, or larger SUVs) It's worked great for me, try it out & see for yourselves. Most importantly keep up on yearly alignment checks, rotate tires EVERY 6k.mi. , & pay close attn. to balance.
There's alot more to Racing than going in circles!