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#13 of 30 2001 Yukon Denali Tire Pressure
Jul 10, 2008 (6:55 am)
Sorry if this is a bit of a lame question, but I recently purchased 4 new Yokohama Geolander H/T-S G051 tires (size 265/70-17) for my 2001 Yukon Denali and have a question on tire pressure.
The tire says 35 psi max on the sidewall. Now I know that this is max, which you never do. My door jam says 30 psi for the tires. The shop that changes my oil seems to put 32.5 psi in. Now knowing that all of these are when the tires are cold, my question is, what should the psi be at?
I've been told to go with what is on the door jam (30 psi). My only curiosity is when I put only 30 psi in, the tires visually seem very low. Maybe it's just me, but this is why I am asking you pros...
Any help/clarification is appreciated!
#14 of 30 Re: 2001 Yukon Denali Tire Pressure [djchrishart]
Jul 11, 2008 (5:01 am)
Yes, you should never exceed the maximum recommend tire pressure that's molded on your tire sidewall (35psi) . While a higher pressure tends to minimize wear, many people find it contributes to harsh rides. In my case, I drove with different pressure (between the car maker's recommendation and the maximum pressure) within the first couple of weeks to find my comfort zone (happens to be at 31psi) as well as watched for any irregular wear caused by too much or low tire pressure. In any case, tires on the same axle should be inflated to the same pressure, if not all 4 are with the same pressure (per the manufacturer's sticker on the door jam).
P.S. To me, 32 to 33 rides fine in the winter; but during the summer time once they get warmed-up the ride gets a bit harsh for me...
#15 of 30 Re: 2001 Yukon Denali Tire Pressure [rsht]
Jul 11, 2008 (8:06 pm)
Agree that 17"s appear to "bulge" a bit even when properly inflated. I think everyone is so used to seeing low profile dubs everywhere. But don't worry. I agree with rsht, never exceed the maximum rating. I like the recommended psi plus 2-3, gives a little better fuel economy. The ride is a bit firm, but still very acceptable. If you like it softer around town, it's worth increasing a couple pounds before a long highway trip where you'll be on mainly smooth roads and high speeds.
#16 of 30 Steering Wheel Wobble
Nov 28, 2008 (6:51 pm)
My 2004 Denali (36,000 mi., purely stock) has developed a wobble between 30 and 35 mph. I heard someone on the radio mention "death wobble" and did an internet search. I found the many Chevy Avelanches and certain Jeeps have a persistent wobble at highway speeds, with no clear cut solution. I found no postings for a low speed wobble. I notived my Goodyear Wranglers seem to have cracks forming in the tread grooves. Could the wobble be a tire defect?
#17 of 30 2002 Yukon XL Denali tire replacement
Mar 28, 2009 (10:56 pm)
Looking to replace the stock 265/70R17's on my 2002 DXL.
Would I be able to use a set of 285/70R17 BFG All-Terrain T/A KO's without them rubbing? I'm still using the stock 17" rims.
#18 of 30 Rear wheel grinding?
Apr 25, 2009 (3:48 am)
I ahve a 2006 Yukon Xl purchased new. Since ownership, I have frequently had the "check tire pressure indicator" come on few a few minutes. After multiple times of checking tire pressures I have come to ignore it unless it stays on for over 10 miles or so, or if it repatedly comes on. Last week it was on everyday after the 2nd day checked tires and all were ok. It remained on, and again checked tires 2 days later to find one low. Filled to specks, now I have a "grinding sound" at that wheel when applying breaks. Suggestions??? Sorry for the long question. Many thanks.
#19 of 30 Re: Rear wheel grinding? [nah20man]
Apr 28, 2009 (5:15 am)
In regards to the check tire pressure indicator that comes and goes, a friend of mine had the same problem. We later found out, there were too much moisture in his tire and had to remove the tire to dry the inside... Problem solved.
Since you mentioned air leakage, (unless you picked-up a nail or something) make sure the valve core is tightened with the correct torque spec via a tool like the one shown in URL below:
#20 of 30 Need new tires
May 07, 2009 (7:38 am)
I have an '05 Yukon SLT and am ready to replace my tires and am wondering which tires you would recommend. I want a good all-terrain/weather tire. In the past I have always purchased Michelin. I drive mostly in town with kids, dogs, and all of their stuff. So I am looking for a good stop/start and quiet tire. What do you think. Thanks
#21 of 30 Re: Need new tires [henriksen]
May 12, 2009 (1:45 am)
GM had 2 tire sizes (265-70R-16 by Firestone Wilderness and 265-70R-17 Goodyear Wrangler) for that model year, I am not sure which one your's is equipped with... If you are happy with your OEM tires, you may consider staying with the same; however, if you really want to venture out for something different, there are websites available that can also help. Be sure the new tires you buy meet or exceed the ratings that are on your current OEM tire (Just as FYI, I had a very good experience with the Michelin LTX M/S in the past):
#22 of 30 Misc. Interior 2005 Yukon SLT Black/Black
May 12, 2009 (8:39 am)
Thanks for the advice on the tires. Now I have a question about a part that is starting to flake on the interior. The small panel that outlines the radio has started to flake and I have been told by the dealer that a replacement part would cost $100.00 (I have 40,000+ miles and an extended warranty which my husband cringes about everyday - hey I had a head injury when I got the car, I kick myself too, believe me) and I have noticed that several buttons on the radio itself have begun to wear off (white is showing through) - I haven't even ventured to ask what the cost would be to replace the radio. Do you have any suggestions on where I could buy the panel part cheaper, do junk yards exist any more? And can I paint those buttons? I know that these are minor items but they are driving me nuts, especially since the incentives and warranties that they are offering now would mean a replacement for me gratis. I wonder about them taking care of existing customers (I've had the Envoy, Envoy XL, and now the Yukon - and someday would love to own the Yukon XL). Anyway, I appreciate your words of wisdom Thanks