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Hello, we have a 2008 FJ cruiser with Nokian 265/70 R17. WR Sport Utility tires on it. It's just the wife and I, never fully loaded. Is 32psi a good pressure to run at? We are doing mostly city driving, with one or two short hiway hops a month.

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Rodger,

According to Tire Guides, a 2008 Toyota F J Cruiser originally came with a couple of different tire sizes, but one of them was P265/70R17's inflated to 32 psi.  Please check your vehicle tire placard to make sure this is correct.


If that is correct, then that is the vehicle manufacturer's recommendation for that size.  

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Barry Smith

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I have over 30 years experience in the design, manufacturing, and testing of tires. I have served as the technical advisor to the "800" number. I have authored or co-authored many publications - usually without credit. I can answer almost any technical question, but please don`t ask me to compare brands. I probably have prejudices because of my work experience.

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Member SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Member Tire Society (Tire Technical Organization) SCCA Regional Competiton License holder Authored many training manuals on tires, their care and use.

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SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) Tire Society

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You may want to visit my web site: http://www.barrystiretech.com/index.html

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I am a graduate of the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH - BME, 1971 I attended graduate school at the University of Akron - but did not complete my PhD - something I regret.

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