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#3198822 - 11/26/13 03:05 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
coopns Offline


Registered: 02/16/05
Posts: 636
Loc: Scituate MA
Way home today I said to myself, haven't check the tires in a year. Lo and behold, one was a 12, others were all low. Wondering why gas milage was a bit low.
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#3224154 - 12/21/13 10:13 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: KimikoYuuki]
Subdued Offline


Registered: 10/06/13
Posts: 253
Loc: Youngstown, NY
I run 35 PSI of 80% nitrogen, 16% Oxygen, and 4% a mix of other stuff in my Yaris.

Seems to hold up pretty well.

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#3226205 - 12/24/13 06:58 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: Subdued]
JetStar Offline


Registered: 10/02/08
Posts: 814
Loc: Flatlands of Indiana
I find it amazing how may people that I know, don't check their tire pressure regularly, including motorcycles. I guess that's how we end up with TPMS. What floors me is that my Son is one of them, and he certainly was NOT taught that way.
BTW I noticed the tires on my Tacoma are wearing a bit in the center when I rotated them this weekend, factory Dunlops with 30 PSI on the placard and 30K on the tires. I think I'll drop the pressure a bit.
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#3243028 - 01/09/14 04:09 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
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Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 3523
Loc: Da Swamp
Ever since I got a plug-in tire pump as a gift, I make sure to check my tires every month or so, and before a trip. On the Park Avenue, which called for 32 all around, I usually aimed for a compromise between ride quality and better economy, and ran 33-34 most of the time, 35 if I knew I'd be on a sustained highway run. The '11 Regal calls for 33 all around. One menu has an LCD display of the pressure at each tire. So far they've been reading 37-38 -- but that's after a half-hour drive or more.

I'll check it this afternoon before I leave work, when the tires have been sitting, and then compare that to what I actually read with the pencil gauge on Saturday morning.
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#3258233 - 01/24/14 05:31 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
KitaCam Offline


Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 1467
Loc: SunnySouthFlorida
Since getting 17" rims and performance tires, Hankook Ventus V4 ES, I've been running 40psi and a bit more as I figure out the best settings for the Camry, a jump from 35 I had been running in 15 inch "OEM" type tires...this vs. 29 on the doorjamb...

As high as this is, it seems to be the right settings for greater traction/wear/and mpg. With cold temps this month in Florida following last month, Dec., the hottest on record here, I've had to keep an eye on them...


Edited by KitaCam (01/24/14 05:34 AM)
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#3347520 - 04/19/14 04:43 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
Benzadmiral Offline


Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 3523
Loc: Da Swamp
For those of you who even have a compact spare:

Check the pressure in it. The Buick dealer's pre-printed 172-point checklist sheet mentions the other tires, but not the spare. Just now I unpacked the trunk, levered up the floor panel, and gauge-checked my spare. It was 18.5 psi, and it's supposed to be 60! My Sears inflator was getting a little hot by the time I finished pumping 48 pounds into the tire.

'Twould be embarrassing, to say the least, if I got a flat on the road somewhere, unshipped the spare, and found it dead flabby, no? (Yes, I have a can of the Fix-a-Flat stuff . . . but I've never used it. Ounce, prevention, cure, you know the drill.)

I will give Buick/Opel full credit: The spare is stowed with the valve uppermost, so you don't have to take the tire out and flip it over to check the pressure. I had to do that every year on the Park Avenue; annoying, to say the least. . . .
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#3348679 - 04/20/14 10:53 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
GoStumpy Offline


Registered: 04/18/14
Posts: 42
Loc: BC, Canada
I'm running 35psi vs the 29 recommended in the doorjamb... I think they recommend 29 just for the cushy ride...
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#3356396 - 04/29/14 04:46 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
pitts64 Offline


Registered: 09/07/06
Posts: 21
Loc: Pittsburgh, Pa
My 64 Bonneville likes 39.. The tires are West Lake SU307 235/70r15... I removed all rubber bushings from the control arms, spherical in the back, Delrin/Nylon in the front...

The roads in Western Pennsylvania are like a demanding road course..


Edited by pitts64 (04/29/14 04:48 AM)

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#3409971 - 06/29/14 12:08 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: Prelude]
geeman789 Offline


Registered: 04/13/14
Posts: 132
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: Prelude
I find it excessive to check the pressure once a month unless there is a problem. The pressure in my tires doesn't change much even after 3 month...


How do you know there is in fact a problem if you never check....!?!?

I check pressure once a week, every weekend. I also check oil, coolant, ps levels, and top up washer fluid.

My tire pressure checks have a number of times gone like this...

35 35 35 35 21.... what the ...!

Picked up a screw... leaking a couple psi per day, no big deal... and no flat on the side of the freeway...or worse!

It takes all of about 2 MINUTES to check four tires ... excessive, umm, no...

Good preventative maintenance is how I prefer to look at it.

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#3415851 - 07/06/14 06:31 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
sprintman Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 11005
Loc: Canberra ACT Australia
40-42 psi bottled nitrogen. It varies very little when I drop in for a check.

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#3415890 - 07/06/14 07:55 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
SteveSRT8 Online   content


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 14263
Loc: Sunny Florida
^^^That figures.

Why don't you just tell us all about "Nitro" and it's innate superiority...
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#3415891 - 07/06/14 07:56 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: pitts64]
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Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 14263
Loc: Sunny Florida
Originally Posted By: pitts64
My 64 Bonneville likes 39.. The tires are West Lake SU307 235/70r15... I removed all rubber bushings from the control arms, spherical in the back, Delrin/Nylon in the front...

The roads in Western Pennsylvania are like a demanding road course..


NICE! I had a gorgeous 63, one of my best memories....
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