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Old 02-14-2013, 10:57 AM
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Wondering what the TPMS valve stem are made of on the 2010 Ram.
Wanting to increase air pressure on my Michelins LT tires bur was told I cannot increase it above 60 psi if the stems are not metal.
Are the stems metal or plastic on this model?
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That's old school thinking regarding valve stems. The TPMS sensors can handle E rated tires at 80 psi. Why would you want to go that high in a 1500? Or are we talking about a different truck?
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I don't need to go 80 psi but want to put in 65 psi. Towing.
I had 55psi in them last summer and it towed well, but this other guy on here said Michelins should be aired up to 65 psi when towing because there could be side wall separation....

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I would not run more than 50 with a rubber valve. Be careful running a michelin at low (below 65psi) while loaded. They have thin soft sidewalls (for better ride) and underinflated can cause a sidewall seperation.
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If you're going that high in pressure, I presume you've already put on a set of 8 ply tires?
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If you're going that high in pressure, I presume you've already put on a set of 8 ply tires?
Michelins LTX/AT2 275/65R20 max load: 3750 lbs. @ 80 psi
I tow 6800 so not quite sure how much air I should put in.
Do I just calculate the weight of trailer or trailer and truck? Total combined weight is 13000
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Experiment and see what works best for you. I would start around 50 psi and work my way up.
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