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Old 03-05-2014, 05:01 PM   #1
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I spent some time today checking my Flagstaff 27RLWS tire air pressures and noticed they were all set at 58psi. Based on a review of the tire sidewall and online numbers the max air pressure should be 50psi. Does anyone have experience with these tires and have some guidance? I am inclined to reduce the air pressure to 45psi, but would like some feedback from others.

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Old 03-05-2014, 05:41 PM   #2
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I have the same tires ,trailer yellow sticker says 50lbs max.I have not had any problems to date,I check them a lot....read enough about trailer tires going bad for what ever reason.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:39 AM   #3
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ON a ST tire is if says x number pounds and 50PSI, I would be setting it at 50PSI. Every pound of air pressure less lowers your tires carrying ability.
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8PSI isn't over by much and could just be a difference in pressure gauge calibration. If they're all the same I'd leave it alone, it's not hurting a thing.
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ON a ST tire is if says x number pounds and 50PSI, I would be setting it at 50PSI. Every pound of air pressure less lowers your tires carrying ability.

I am a little bit concerned about them being set at 58. I agree they probably should be set close to max pressure. Does anyone else have thoughts on this?

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OK, I understand what your asking now. I would set them at the max PSI as stated on the side of the tire.

Most ST tires have a MAX MPH of 62 MPH. There has been articles written stating that if you are going to drive faster up to 70MPH that you raise the PSI in the Tires to give the tire the proper pressure to do this as well as to help the tire to dissipate heat build up.
I won't recommend to do this, nor will I say it won't work. But, if the tire sidewall states 50PSI, I wouldn't go under that number.
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If they're all at 58 one of three things is happening. Either the mechanics gauge is wrong, your gauge is wrong or they were set there for a reason

I'll also say again, 8psi isn't a big deal, I'd leave it be.
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Try another tire pressure gauge

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I would make sure the gauge that (I) am going to (Have & Use) for MY tires is Correct PSI reading! Youroo!! Set to Sidewall stated PSI.
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