Originally Posted by Crockett
I've always understood that maximum pressure was for maximum load. If your only running say 80% of maximum load then proper inflation will be less than maximum pressure. That is probably the case here. If you run maximum pressure in this scenario, you'll have a rougher ride, uneven tire wear, and handling will be affected as well. Of course if the tire is not OEM then other variables come into play as well. This is probably why the pressure is listed as a maximum pressure on the tire. Now what...we all go out and get pyrometers??
Thanks....tire store just checked 'em for me today and they don't see any signs of damage or excess wear after 5000 miles at 23lbs,. under max inflation so I'm gonna keep em right there at 82 lbs. like the sticker says.