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Old 04-01-2012, 06:52 PM   #11
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i've had the OEM tires on my '07 Avalanche. i bought it almost the same time i bought my Roo HTT. in fact, i did my break-in period, driving to Chicago to pick up the Roo.

just turned 60,000 on them and they still have a good amount of tread left.
but, my Roo is well below the Avy's tow capacity(by 2,000lbs.) and it handles the Roo quite well.
if i was to tow something close to the max, i'd opt for a stronger tire.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:19 PM   #12
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I keep a compressor in the truck. When I get to a site I will usually leave the tires at towing pressure. If we are going to be doing more than a little runs for stuff I bring them down to the recommended pressure. I don't like the way the truck feels with the tires too hard. Before we leave I air the tires back up with the compressor.
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Thanx for all the info. My main concern is wearing them down faster and increasing the risk of a blowout. I have BFG Rugged Trail 265/75/R16, max pressure 44 psi, max load 2365 lbs. I ran them at the recommended normal use rating of 35 psi for the first long trip so I will have to increase the pressure on the next trip to see any difference.
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