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07-28-2009, 09:34 PM #1
New 20's rough ride question
What air pressure are you guys running in your 20" tires. Shop that mounted the tires recommended 42psi but ride seems a little rough to me. Tires are 275-55-20 so I still have about the same sidewall as the stock tires.Truck is an '07 silverado classic,reg cab,8' bed
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07-28-2009, 09:42 PM #2
What kind of truck, and what are your sidewall numbers? xx lbs at xx max psi.When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.
07-28-2009, 09:59 PM #3
im guessing the truck came with 17's, and you went to a bigger rim, and kept the original tire diameter?
07-29-2009, 08:03 AM #4
I have 275/55R20's and I run mine at 34 in front and 32 in the rear. It rides much smoother than when the pressures are higher.
07-29-2009, 09:40 AM #5
Actually you have less side wall than stock tires. 275/55/20 is 31.9 inches tall, 265/70/17(stock tire on my Z71) is 31.7 inches tall. The height is the same but the difference in wheel diameter means your sidewalls are 1.5 inches smaller, which will give a slightly stiffer ride because there is less "cushion", you can try airing them down but I would watch them very closely for uneven wear.Adam
07-29-2009, 12:29 PM #6
the silverado ss tire pressure on the door says 34. they come equipped with the same size tire.
07-29-2009, 12:36 PM #7
07-29-2009, 08:39 PM #8
you should go what off what your doorjam sticker says which is proalby 35 psi even tho you changed rim size you dont wanna change your air pressure
07-30-2009, 04:14 PM #9
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07-30-2009, 05:23 PM #10
Dropped the air pressure 6psi,down to 36 and took it for a ride. Big diffrence,still " stiff" but not like riding on wooden wheels like before. I'll keep an eye on tire ware just in case.
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