Stock "P" rims safe with "LT" tire pressure?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by xycarp, May 30, 2010.

  1. xycarp

    xycarp New Member

    Upgrading from P to LT tires on my 2007 Suburban. I tow a camper and want the added side wall stability. I have the stock 17" aluminum rims. Can those rims handle the pressure from LT tires?

    Current P tire max pressure is low 40's. New LT tires will be 60's (?).

    Is it safe?
  2. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Yeah, its fine. I put LT's on 1500's all the time. It they couldn't handle the extra psi then they wouldn't be approved by DOT.
  3. Z71_guy

    Z71_guy Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    that will be fine we put 10ply tires on half tons all the time running 80psi

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