where do the gains and losses start and stop with tire pressure? - Page 3 - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Go Back   Fuelly Forums > Fuel Talk > General Fuel Topics
Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-31-2009, 09:44 AM   #21
Registered Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 615
Country: United States
Originally Posted by SentraSE-R View Post
There's an interesting experiment on rolling resistance related to inflation here: http://www.metrompg.com/posts/tire-p...resistance.htm Basically, for the two cars and their 44 psi max sidewall tires, best rolling distances occurred at max sidewall or a few psi higher. YMMV.
I think Darren at MetroMPG.com has the right answer in that link. The best way to find the point of lowest rolling resistance VS tire pressure is to duplicate his experiment on your own car. Every car is different, not all tires behave the same, so try it and see for yourself.
Thanks Sentra SE-R for finding that link, great info!

Dave W.
DRW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 02:46 PM   #22
Registered Member
Dr. Jerryrigger's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 196
Country: United States
Maximum rolling distance is the same for all cars and tires; 1/10 of a PSI before the tire explodes. But anymore pressure than that makes rolling distance quite short

Dr. Jerryrigger is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.