This is something I've never thought about having had only 15'' tyres before, today I had 4 new 16'' tyre fitted and latter I checked the pressure and I find theres 52 things of pressure. Now I'm wondering if the larger the tyre size the more air pressures required.
Last edited by KustomKulture62; 20-05-2013 at 08:11 PM. Reason: Bad english
Tyre shops always pump the pressure right up to max unless you specifically tell them what you want.
First thing I usually do after a tyre fitment is drive to the service station and purge/fill the tyres with the correct pressure.
Buy one of those magnetic tyre gauges and leave it on your fuel flap or in the glovebox.
It could be just Mt Isa tyre fitment places though.
That's just my experience.
Thanks guys, I'll go let some air out and yes a softer ride for the outback Qld roads sounds perfect.
31.05.13 update - Hubby now tells me he travelled 100klms on the tyres at 50 odd thingys and I go let out some air and he's thinking WTF has happened.
Last edited by Gorilla62; 31-05-2013 at 09:03 PM.
I sell tyres as a job and I nor any of the fitters would ever pump tyres up to Max pressure unless the customer specifically asked for it. That size tyre always 34-36 except if towing or country driving as said above
Maybe related, or maybe not....
We've returned recently from a trip to Victoria and found when we got back behind one rear wheel lots of tiny bits of rubber all over the back of the car, its only on one side... all tyres are the same type, the rear were at 39psi, front at 36, just wondering, could this be a possible alignment issue with the wheel, faulty tyre, or just paranoia?
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