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    Hey, I have a 1997 Yukon GT, with the 350 V8. It does not have the door sticker for tire pressure (OEM). Can someone who has a similar truck look at there sticker and tell me what the pressures say. The tire size is 265 75 16. Thanks

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    Dont you have the recommended tire pressure on the tire itself?

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    That just tells me the max. rating for the tire.

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    If no one else chimes in with a truck more similar than mine I would start with 35 psi.

    My curb weight is 6000 lbs.
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    I'm no expert but I have a 97 Sierra with a 350 V8 and the same size tire load range E. I keep mine at 45 on the front and 50 on the back. I tried 40 all around and didnt like the feel of the ride, felt like every bump was transmitted through the cab of the truck

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    are they P or LT tires? there should be tire pressures on the tires that is what I go by never the door sticker because what is on the door is for P rated tires and I have LT tires on the truck
    Mike :glasses:

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    I run 45 front and back when towing my 24' trailer (4500 lbs). Both axles have a weight of 3250 when fully loaded so it's 50/50 weight distribution. I checked the Toyo recommended pressure table for that weight and it recommended 43psi so I put in a little bit more for leeway.

    Before I got the trailer I ran about 37psi in all four tires. They are the same size you are asking about. 265/75/16

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    I have 37PSI in my Suburban front & rear & add more when adding weight. I saw an article about using chalk because all vehicles are different due to owner. Put a stripe of chalk across each tire in a few spots and roll in a straight line for 100 feet or so & check how the stripe wear off, if wear is even, you have correct PSI. Set all tires at a different PSI & keep the one that looks best.
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