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Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2] #3198822 11/26/13 03:05 PM
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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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Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: KimikoYuuki] #3224154 12/21/13 10:13 PM
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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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Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: Subdued] #3226205 12/24/13 06:58 AM
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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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Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2] #3243028 01/09/14 04:09 PM
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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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Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2] #3258233 01/24/14 05:31 AM
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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...

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Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2] #3347520 04/19/14 03:43 PM
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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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Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2] #3348679 04/20/14 09:53 PM
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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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Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2] #3356396 04/29/14 03:46 AM
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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..

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Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: Prelude] #3409971 06/29/14 11:08 AM
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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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Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2] #3415851 07/06/14 05:31 AM
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40-42 psi bottled nitrogen. It varies very little when I drop in for a check.

Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2] #3415890 07/06/14 06:55 AM
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^^^That figures.

Why don't you just tell us all about "Nitro" and it's innate superiority...


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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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Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2] #3480778 09/12/14 07:57 AM
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This is the reason why I decided to buy a Digital Tire Gauge from Mountaincrest a month ago because of some big fluctuations in my TPMS. Just making sure everything is working out well while I'm driving off to some great distances.

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Originally Posted By: ZachMcgowan
This is the reason why I decided to buy a Digital Tire Gauge from Mountaincrest a month ago because of some big fluctuations in my TPMS. Just making sure everything is working out well while I'm driving off to some great distances.

Wow, Zach... you sure do like your Mountaincrest Digital Tire Gauge.


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Re: CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE! [Re: JHZR2] #3500939 10/03/14 10:00 AM
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I just wanted to add a little something to this thread... don't forget to check your spare tire pressure as well! I was changing the passenger side tail lamp last night in the Firebird and I had to remove the spare tire to get to it. It looked fine, but as I was rolling it in the garage and put some pressure on it, I noticed it was getting very soft. I checked the pressure and it wasn't even registering on my gauge. Had I not changed the tail lamp, I would probably not have noticed how low it was until disaster struck.


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