Eh, I've had two tires blow out on me after they developed weak spots in the treat that expanded/wore past the rest of the tread, as well as a complete wheel/drum fly off a spindle axle at ~60-70mph. No biggie.
Originally Posted by FormulaTwo
I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
Yeah I saw a girl in the real estate office downstairs drive her car until the tire was completely flat which took several days - left rear which she should have noticed - eventually she destroyed the tire one night when she left work. Ahhhh if only they would be more sociable I would have offered to inflate it for her.
Over inflation reduces the ability of the tyre to absorb road shocks, resulting in a much harsher ride. In fact, excessive over inflation may lead to impact fracture, or other casing failures. Over inflation will also cause excessive wear of the centre of the tyre http://www.bridgestone.com.au/tyres/...care/facts.asp
you think 40 psi is dandy? wait till you hit 60 psi, just don't hit that pothole! well I hit ones many times at nasty angles and my tires are still going on their originals! And yes these tires have quite a long history...
i can't wait to start a fresh set, and start from really high pressure from the beggining. I'm sure my tires will last WAY longer than what I had these for.
If your reading this, then good for you, your saving some gas because your here.
You said about excessive tyre wear with overinflation - ¨and in my experience, I would respectfully disagree, as would the San Jose police department I would expect.¨
I have had high pressures in my tires for over twenty years. I have never had a blowout, nor have I experienced uneven wear, nor have I experienced any problems with traction. Hopefully we can agree to disagree about these points. YMMV of course.
Originally Posted by onegammyleg
Ime sure that police article you sited had a good motive behind it but I would rather go with advice from the tyre companies themselves and leave the cops for busing the coke dealers.
Wow, another point to agree to disagree upon. I would much rather go with the advice of highly trained drivers who routinely take thier cars to the limit.
So , are you saying that these multibillion $ tyre manufactures dont know what they are making , or are they just lying , either way ..you got to do something about this scandle before someone gets hurt.
PS ,.i hope this overinflation issue isnt about going form 25 to 35psi.
35 is not over inflation , but 60 or more ide consider over inflation.