Just got some new Michelin lattatude tour tires on 2010 Escape 235/70-16 to replace older set ,what tire pressure you guys run the dealer put 36-37 cold psi but I was running 35 psi on the old sit and got 75,000 miles out of them!
What about inflating to 2 lbs over the suggested/recommended tire pressure as stated on the door jamb? My 2014 Escape calls for 35 lbs... an interesting pressure because that pressure is usually what any tire shop defaults to when inflating tires.
For years and years I have been following the door jamb or in some cases glove box pressure recommendations plus 2 lbs. My theory is that it is not too much of an impact on ride stiffness and it can only help economy. Arguments can be made that it could compromise wet braking of course.
What do you guys do? A tad bit over? Follow the exact PSI? Something else?
I do door jamb plus 2lbs regularly, check it every month, early morning.
Running Michelin LTX MS2 on my Exped, F150 and Escape.
The real trick is to find a gauge that you can trust.
I use a cheapo mechanical type with 0-50psi range for easier reading and dialing it in. I replace that gauge every year or so, or when the psi slider gets "sticky"...
So far so good for performance, tire wear and life span.