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Old 11-19-2010, 05:20 PM
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Depending on the time of year I adjust my psi accordingly
I am running 45psi in my 285/65/20 BFG AT TA KO right now
(a bit on the high side for winter as we do occasionally see 10*C here in winter, but it can be as low as -30*C as well...I set them at 45psi when it was 10*C so as the temp drops my psi will be fine)
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I am running nitrogen in my tires, also do it on race machines. I find that it is good at maintaining tire pressures at various temperatures. Its a little more important in racing because tire pressure is crucial when running 5-10psi and they heat up quick. As for the truck - We had 14 degree celcius last week, mid 20's when I got it and am at -12 now. Never seen a difference in pressures and they are at 35 all around. Believe Nitrogen has smaller oxygen molecules thus leaks through the sidewalls at a slower rate. Another benefit is promotes less oxidization and rust than regular air.
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Like I said in a previous thread, after one week I love my truck.

Quick question about tire psi:

Twice in the first week I've turned the truck on in the morning and got a low psi warning. Both mornings were cold, so I was wondering if that's just a normal thing. This morning for instance, by back left tire was at 28 and the others at 30.The first time I noticed the number would go up, but the warning never turned off. I had to fill it up to about 36 before it finally went away.

So, is this just an outside temperature thing, or do I need to have something looked at?

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Yes, tire pressure goes down in cold weather. That is why you check your tires when cold and inflate to the factory recomended pressure at that time.
The thing I would check in the above is that one tire is lower than the others and may have a leak. Over inflating is not the answer.
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I can't decide if this is going to be a dumb question or not, but here goes, does it matter if you add regular air to the nitrogen?
Not dumb.

'Regular' air is 78% Nitrogen. Topping off a tire w/regular air won't be a major issue on a 'normal' vehicle.
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Not dumb.

'Regular' air is 78% Nitrogen. Topping off a tire w/regular air won't be a major issue on a 'normal' vehicle.

Thanks for that, I didn't think it would matter, figured I would post anyway.
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Believe Nitrogen has smaller oxygen molecules thus leaks through the sidewalls at a slower rate.
O2 "permeates" approximately 3-4 times faster than does N2 through a typical rubber, as is used in tires, primarily because O2 has a slightly smaller effective molecular size than does N2.
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Nitrogen is better for holding tire PSI. Many places charge you for a nitrogen fill. I know Costco uses Nitrogen to fill their tires for free. They'd probably top you off if needed.
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Sorry to hijack this thread but I do have a somewhat related question. I recently put 285/70/17's on my '03 Ram QC. It recommends 65 psi on the side wall, but I have friends who run 5-10 psi below what is recommended for better tire wear. Is this true or should I run 65psi?
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Sorry to hijack this thread but I do have a somewhat related question. I recently put 285/70/17's on my '03 Ram QC. It recommends 65 psi on the side wall, but I have friends who run 5-10 psi below what is recommended for better tire wear. Is this true or should I run 65psi?
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Read the sidewall carefully. It usually will have the psi associated with a payload.
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