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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-29-2002, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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Stupid question on 99 Ram 1500 P265 tires

This is kinda a silly question, but Dodge didn't put the correct air pressure sticker on my 99 Ram Sport 1500 4X4. Single cab, shortbed, 360 V8, trailering package, ummmmm, and P265/75R16's are all that I can think of that matter. I know it came from the factory with the P265/75R16 tires it has on it now, but the door jam sticker just says the air pressure for P225/75R16 tires.

So does anyone know the air pressure I should be running from experience with their similar Rams?

I'll do the chalk test if I can't get an answer, just kinda being lazy and saving myself the time and effort. It's cold here now.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 06:27 AM
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Re: Stupid question on 99 Ram 1500 P265 tires

allways go by whats printed on the side of the tire / the door sticker aint worth jack / thats for idiots with $2 WALMART tire pressure gauges
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Re: Stupid question on 99 Ram 1500 P265 tires

Ummm, so since the tires on my dad's 2000 Chevy 2500 4x4 say 90psi on them, he should run 90 psi in them?

I guess I'm about 65psi then huh?

Glad to know I'm not an idiot, I have a $2 Kragen tire pressue guage and my grandpa's old dial guage. Dunno how much that one cost.
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Re: Stupid question on 99 Ram 1500 P265 tires

<font color="blue"> Even if the tire says 90 psi it doesn't mean thats what you run them! Thats a tire with a load range E for maximum weight like a camper trailer that slides into the bed. With maximum air it WILL RIDE LIKE CRAP! You will feel every bump. I would run them at around 40 psi for a 90 psi tire if I don't load up the truck. Adjust air pressure for heavy loads although I don't with my 38" swampers, I keep them around 20 psi all the time even with 2000 pounds of scrap steel in the bed with no problems! </font color>
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sorry thats not what I meant to say [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]/ I should have clearifide myself better / you should go by whats on the tire and adjust from there depending on load and driving style / and yes the chalk trick is a very useful tool [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: Stupid question on 99 Ram 1500 P265 tires

AJMBLAZER- Dodge recommends 35 psi front &amp; rear, whether unloaded or loaded on the 99-01 Ram 1500s with the 265/75-16s.

It's there on the Tire Pressure booklet tucked away behind the owner's manual.
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