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#2923857 - 02/28/13 09:27 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
ARB1977 Offline


Registered: 06/12/05
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Loc: North Texas
My tacoma recommends 26F 29R. I run 36 34 winter and 34 32 summer.
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#2934517 - 03/10/13 05:04 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
KitaCam Offline


Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 2243
Loc: SunnySouthFlorida
Kitacamry has gotten to like 20% more PSI than its door jam recommendation...35 vs 29

This past few weeks the air temps have dropped from mid 80s to low 50s resulting in a drop of 2 PSI cold tire readings...
...something southern auto-owners should be aware of...especially if their tire PSI is at door jam setting.


Edited by KitaCam (03/10/13 05:04 PM)
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#2948826 - 03/23/13 01:39 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
gregoron Offline


Registered: 11/08/12
Posts: 670
Loc: Hawaii
Every month I have mine checked and topped up with nitrogen at Costco where I bought the tires.
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#2955392 - 03/29/13 11:09 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
SOHCman Offline


Registered: 03/29/10
Posts: 1065
Loc: USA
Just checked a friends tire pressure before they took a trip, 45 psi all the way around!?!?!?!?!? G6 calls for 32/30 on the 18 inch tires. He said no wonder it was handling and riding so terribly. DONT TRUST THE SHOP GUY! In the words or Regan, trust but verify.
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#2959916 - 04/02/13 12:40 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: SteveSRT8]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 3527
Loc: Houston, Texas
Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
Originally Posted By: Jim Allen
I also find the Michelin winter tires on the truck (year round Michelins on the Honda) have much better liners and don't lose much air.


This is my experience with our E rated truck tires. Most are now running the new LTX MS2 style and they simply do not leak air at all. It's another small plus for Michelin quality control.


Yeah same here. I just look at them now. I got tired of checking the air pressure only to find that I wasted my time.
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#2960138 - 04/02/13 03:53 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: motor_oil_madman]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
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Loc: Sunny Florida
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
Originally Posted By: Jim Allen
I also find the Michelin winter tires on the truck (year round Michelins on the Honda) have much better liners and don't lose much air.


This is my experience with our E rated truck tires. Most are now running the new LTX MS2 style and they simply do not leak air at all. It's another small plus for Michelin quality control.


Yeah same here. I just look at them now. I got tired of checking the air pressure only to find that I wasted my time.


Yep. Our new truck has bridgestones but has TPMS also so we can keep track of the poor tires!
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#2971846 - 04/13/13 08:08 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
mclasser Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 1790
Loc: The Right Coast
I typically run 2-2.5 PSI higher than what's written on the door jamb. With the high temps. we had last week, all my cars had the roughest, bumpiest ride ever since the tire pressures shot up an additional 3-4 psi with the heat! I had to adjust everything so the rides would return to normal again.


Edited by mclasser (04/13/13 08:08 PM)
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#2998147 - 05/10/13 09:01 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
Durango Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 2075
Loc: Los Angeles, California
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Tis the season, temperature dropping.

Depending upon how your TPMS is set, you might loose 10+ psi before it alerts you! Thats a lot of air in a low profile tire like many cars have these days.

And of course cars without TPMS need to be watched because you just dont know.

With it getng colder, we can see some pretty big fluctuation. Some cold morning, before too long, go out and check the pressure!



JHZRa,

My TPMS is off by about 3 pounds so like you said my tires are toast before I'm alerted! I check my tire pressure once per month and adjust it to the cars recommended pressure.

Since I do this I basically ignore my TPMS system. Is there a way to reset to show a more accurate panel reading? I have an 08' Impala SS.

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#3037913 - 06/18/13 11:44 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: Astro14]
LTZ10 Offline


Registered: 01/21/12
Posts: 35
Loc: Raleigh, NC
Originally Posted By: Astro14
Am I the only one who checks it monthly, or before a road trip, regardless of season?


Every other week at night when the tires are cool.
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#3093056 - 08/12/13 01:12 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19109
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
On the cars that I service, I fill them COLD and inflate them to 3psi over the OEM recommended pressure or 35 psi, whichever is higher.

Usually, this is enough to keep the tires at or near the recommended inflation pressure until it comes back for its next service visit.
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#3114418 - 09/04/13 09:32 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
webfors Offline


Registered: 06/06/06
Posts: 4365
Loc: Great White North.. eh
Thanks for the reminder! I use to check them much more frequently.
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#3114450 - 09/04/13 10:02 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: The Critic]
bornconfuzd Offline


Registered: 03/24/10
Posts: 409
Loc: Houston
Thanks Critic for validating something I've been doing for years but never actually asked anyone to see if they agreed.

Didn't want to sound dumb I guess. :-)
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#3151833 - 10/10/13 10:50 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2]
cutlassvillager Offline


Registered: 08/03/10
Posts: 265
Loc: Michigan
I have to admit I have gotten lazy checking my tire pressures lately as they were never changing. Recently my car has been shifting a lot (not pulling through the steering wheel - felt like the whole car was moving left and right) on a certain stretch of road that had a lot of tar lines. It is very similar to this, but a little heavier on the tar:


I just figured it was a combination of wide-ish summer low profile tires and alignment being out of spec (even though nothing else about the way it drives leaves me to believe alignment would be out). I checked my pressures and all of the tires were consistently 3 psi below the door card. I upped them back to proper spec and the shifting has diminished greatly. It used to annoy me to the point where I would avoid the road and it felt somewhat dangerous. At its worst the upper half of my body would sway a little. I was surprised that changing the pressure made such a big difference! I felt this story was worthy of this thread....check your pressures! An annoying issue might be something simple.
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#3195436 - 11/23/13 07:47 AM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: hypervish]
KimikoYuuki Offline


Registered: 11/22/13
Posts: 6
Loc: Osaka Japan
I run 40 psi nitrogen in mine. On my 04 Taurus SES, went to. 225/60/16 also. With all of the sharp high speed turns I have to do around here, Anything less than 40psi makes the tires roll on their sidewalls excessively and screams like a angy hawk.

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#3197018 - 11/24/13 07:44 PM Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: KimikoYuuki]
gaijinnv Offline


Registered: 02/14/13
Posts: 364
Loc: Nevada, USA
Originally Posted By: KimikoYuuki
I run 40 psi nitrogen in mine. On my 04 Taurus SES, went to. 225/60/16 also. With all of the sharp high speed turns I have to do around here, Anything less than 40psi makes the tires roll on their sidewalls excessively and screams like a angy hawk.


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