Can anyone still read their tire label on their 94 Burban?

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by 84fiero123, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. 84fiero123

    84fiero123 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I just wanted to know if anyone could still read the label on the drivers door and what the tire pressure should be on a ½ ton Burb with LT 265/75/16?

    I usually run them at around 50 psi. but the ride is harsh and was wondering what the label says it is supposed to be?
  2. imsubcrazy

    imsubcrazy New Member

    Tire Door Label Disappearing Act

    Same here. Gone totally. I figure I'll inflate the the max tire label (44lbs) ft and back. I'm pulling a 27ft Airstream with its tires at 44 lbs (same tire pressure marking). These are the "don't exceeds) so hope I'm right!
  3. unplugged

    unplugged Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    My 93 specs

    The label on my 93 has bleached out. Here is the text from my owners manual:

    Tire Inflation
    If you have 16 inch tires on your vehicle, and:
    - You’ll be driving for very long at speeds of 66 mph (105 km/h) to 75
    mph (120 km/h) where legal, inflate tires 10 psi (70 kPa) more than
    the recommended cold inflation pressure,
    - You’ll be driving for very long at speeds of 76 mph (120 kmih) to 85
    mph (135 km/h) where legal, cold inflation pressure should be
    increased by 10 psi (70 kPa) and you must also reduce axle load
    capacity by 10%. Do not drive over 85 mph (135 kmlh) even if
    it’s legal.
    - Inflation pressures should never exceed 10 psi (70 kPa) above the
    inflation specified for the maximum load of the tire.

    There is a table on pg 6-51 of my owners manual that lists a range of pressures depending on tire size, and load rating. With a 265/75R16 with a tire pressure of 36 psi you can load the vehicle to carry 1960 lbs. At 44 psi you can goto 2230 lbs and with 51 psi GM recommends a max load of 2472 lbs.

    So for a softer ride you can run as low as 36 psi as long as you don't overload them.
  4. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    1998 1/2 ton 32 41

    My1998 1/2 ton Suburban specifies 32 front and 41 rear. I've never had a vehicle with such a big front to rear difference, but that is what the door sticker label says.Guess it is because the wt rating is 3968 rear but just 3400 front ; the tow load is heavily biased in the rear.I run 39 ft and 42 rear in the hopes of getting slightly better mpg.It did ride a bit better with 32 front- and 35 ft rear.It must be pretty stiff at 50 psi.
  5. Kcolg

    Kcolg New Member

    Mine still looks new. It says 45 psi front and rear - cold tire
  6. Rumpamuro

    Rumpamuro Rockstar 100 Posts

    every tire that ive ever inflated, when it said max 44 psi ive always loaded them with 34 psi, truck, car, whatever, if it said 44 i always put 34
  7. TA Dave

    TA Dave Member

    Don't look at what the door says, always check the tires.

    Some LT tires are rated for 35 psi, some 50 (D's) some 80 psi (E's), ect.

    Always inflate the tires in reference to whats on the sidewall, not the door. You can always drop the pressures, when unloaded, for better comfort.

    Under inflated tires will heat up and potentially you could have a blow out because of it.

    35 in a 50 psi tire is OK, and 50 in an 80 is ok, but I wouldn't go lower than that.

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