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tex
08-07-2007, 11:30 AM
A serious thread from Tex-Go Figure!

I'm getting ready to tow my rig about 4 hours to Lake LBJ. What kind of tire pressure should I be running on my single axel trailer? I could have posted this under the It's Friday thread!

P-hat_in_Cincy
08-07-2007, 11:36 AM
What tires?
Max cold pressure listed on tires/trailer is what I run at.

tex
08-07-2007, 11:40 AM
Goodyear ST 225/75R15

P-hat_in_Cincy
08-07-2007, 11:45 AM
Please make sure to check your lug nut torque. Torque it to spec. using the correct pattern. Stop shortly after starting your drive to confirm lug nut torque and to feel your hubs for excessive heat. Check everytime you stop, or make a point to stop to check periodically.

From 2004 MC manual...

P-hat_in_Cincy
08-07-2007, 11:46 AM
Goodyear ST 225/75R15

Then my first post attachment applies.

Farmer Ted
08-07-2007, 12:02 PM
double check your spare pressure

after going through two tires on my week to the lake, I'm seriously considering buying an extra tire to take along on the major road trips.

Try walking into po-dunk tire store on a Sat afternoon and asking the dude if he carries Goodyear Marathons.....

Much easier to carry a tire and a rim in and ask them to mount it.......

tommcat
08-07-2007, 12:24 PM
it will say in small print on the side of the tire. it will be max load#@....PSI.
most are 65 PSI

TMCNo1
08-10-2007, 09:57 PM
double check your spare pressure

after going through two tires on my week to the lake, I'm seriously considering buying an extra tire to take along on the major road trips.

Try walking into po-dunk tire store on a Sat afternoon and asking the dude if he carries Goodyear Marathons.....

Much easier to carry a tire and a rim in and ask them to mount it.......



True!
I bought a tire from Skidog's tire man in GA on a trip to Florida in 2002 to put on my spare to get to Cypress Gardens and home, then replaced it with the right tire and I carry it everywhere I go except locally, just in case.

east tx skier
08-10-2007, 10:12 PM
Tex, when are you going to LBJ? We will be there labor day weekend.

tex
08-10-2007, 11:41 PM
I just got home, where are you staying?

mbeach
02-25-2009, 09:09 AM
Please make sure to check your lug nut torque. Torque it to spec. using the correct pattern. Stop shortly after starting your drive to confirm lug nut torque and to feel your hubs for excessive heat. Check everytime you stop, or make a point to stop to check periodically.

From 2004 MC manual...

so are 45, 70, 90 the recommended lug torque settings in 3 passes? have seen post which takes final torque up to 125 i believe. my manual does not mention settings.

JohnE
02-25-2009, 09:14 AM
so are 45, 70, 90 the recommended lug torque settings in 3 passes? have seen post which takes final torque up to 125 i believe. my manual does not mention settings.

Yes. 125 is too much torque.

thatsmrmastercraft
02-25-2009, 11:44 AM
so are 45, 70, 90 the recommended lug torque settings in 3 passes? have seen post which takes final torque up to 125 i believe. my manual does not mention settings.

That will work just fine on an aluminum wheel. The 125 is for a steel wheel, or an aluminum wheel with a steel thread insert. Always remember to re-torque wheels after 25-50 miles. I always re-torque mine a second time, and before I go on a long trip.

JohnE
02-25-2009, 12:23 PM
That will work just fine on an aluminum wheel. The 125 is for a steel wheel, or an aluminum wheel with a steel thread insert. Always remember to re-torque wheels after 25-50 miles. I always re-torque mine a second time, and before I go on a long trip.


Good points. I was thinking aluminum.

thatsmrmastercraft
02-25-2009, 12:24 PM
Good points. I was thinking aluminum.

There you go thinking again.

JohnE
02-25-2009, 12:25 PM
I just checked my notes. Aluminum wheels should be torqued to 100 ft. lbs according to my dealer. I thought that was the case when I posted earlier but wanted to check first so as to not confuse the issue....

JohnE
02-25-2009, 12:26 PM
There you go thinking again.


Yeah and now look at my previous post.:o:D

thatsmrmastercraft
02-25-2009, 12:54 PM
I just checked my notes. Aluminum wheels should be torqued to 100 ft. lbs according to my dealer. I thought that was the case when I posted earlier but wanted to check first so as to not confuse the issue....

OK, you win, as your info is coming from the dealer. My aluminum wheel torque spec at 85-90 ft-lbs comes from my experience in the aftermarket wheel world in a former life.