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Old 04-23-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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San Jose Police overinflate tires to 50 PSI to improve performance and have realized significant cost savings.....

Great article... I especially like the picture of the Ford Ranger being driven on two tires inflated to 100 PSI.

http://www.officer.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=19&id=27281
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Hmm, so they are also

Hmm, so they are also claiming increased traction. I wonder about this, oh how I wonder. Testing would be very difficult, :S
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Old 04-23-2006, 04:34 PM   #3
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Dan is your psi at 50

Dan is your psi at 50 now???
Are you going to increase it because of this article?
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Old 04-23-2006, 04:40 PM   #4
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Actually, since i changed to

Actually, since i changed to the new tires, i went to 62 psi. See my garage.
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Re: Actually, since i changed to

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Actually, since i changed to the new tires, i went to 62 psi. See my garage.
how long you have been at 62psi now???
I've been at 50psi for like 3-4 days. No problems so far.
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Since April 10. No problems

Since April 10. No problems here either unless you think that 3-5 extra mpg is a problem. That is mostly due to LRR tires, not just increasing pressure.
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I'll make sure my future

I'll make sure my future tires are LRR too. I'm thinking my next tire will be 195/65/15.

You think I should put mine to 55psi or take it up to 60?
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Your kumhos are max at 35

Your kumhos are max at 35 right? I had my kumhos at 50 with no problems. I will make no recommendations however. You need to decide for yourself.
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I put my Goodyear Assurance

I put my Goodyear Assurance Comfortread P185 70 14's at 60 psi a couple of weeks ago and have no problems.

Edit: Max pressure is rated at 44psi.
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Re: Your kumhos are max at 35

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Your kumhos are max at 35 right? I had my kumhos at 50 with no problems. I will make no recommendations however. You need to decide for yourself.
No, they at 44psi.
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