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Old 11-11-2011, 09:27 AM   #11
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Re: Tire Pressure Questions

It's not impossible or unheard of, but usually the amount of center wear seen is harmless if there is any at all. How bad was it?
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:40 PM   #12
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I have found that i get the best results between 44 and 50 psi. Mostly because in eoc one will get much better roll out. I only go 55 to 57 mph max on the freeway so i would not think there would be much of a difference between 38 psi to 50 psi at that low speed under power.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:52 AM   #13
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I'm going to be a little contrary regarding tire pressures...I've not noticed any significant difference between 32 and 40 psi. 40 is the maximum I've tried, since the tires I was running at the time I tried this gave a max pressure of 35 psi.

FE was the same or slightly improved, wear unchanged, ride much worse and a lot more road noise. Also, in wet weather, the higher pressure tires didn't handle near as well.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:07 AM   #14
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Re: Tire Pressure Questions

^And that is why it is important to pay attention to your tire pressure experiment, not just set it and forget it. Each person has different results.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:28 AM   #15
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:11 AM   #16
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That man is a true marketing genius...



BTW, I love my RONCO Showtime Rotisserie. Makes the best prime rib!
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:41 PM   #17
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filled up my blazers tank, 20.2 mpg! best its been for this standard aroudn town driving. AND thats only bumping up tire PSI with half a tank so the first half was with lower PSI.

Just bumped my chevettes up to 37.
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Re: Tire Pressure Questions

Of course, none of this does any good if you have a slow leak and don't check your pressure.

I thought I checked and inflated a month ago, but maybe it was more and maybe the cool weather is exacerbating my slow leak. For at least a week my steering has been sluggish, my power steering belt has been screaming, and the tires have been squealing around turns like they're misaligned.

Well, I finally noticed my right front tire was visibly very low. 12psi! Left front looked mildly low...16psi! I paid 75 cents to inflate them to 50psi at the first gas station I saw. They're getting replaced soon so I won't worry about the increased leakage rate.

I imagine my fuel economy has suffered. I've been blaming it on my driving.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:39 PM   #19
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lol yea mine drop about 6-7 from summer to fallish weather.
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