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Tyre pressure 215/60/R16 95V

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by KustomKulture62, May 17, 2013.

  1. KustomKulture62

    KustomKulture62 New Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Why would they do that?? They should set your pressures for you.

    34-36psi is a good pressure for a softer ride around town, I pump mine up to 40psi before long trips on the highway though (better fuel economy)
     
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    Must be one of their procedures. Because every tyre fitting place I've gone to with numerous cars (Tyrepower, Tuff Tyres, Beaurepairs, Bridgestone) have all pumped the replacement to the maximum pressure stated on the tyre, unless you tell them what you want. They don't even tyre shine your sidewalls anymore. Bloody slack if you ask me.

    It could be just Mt Isa tyre fitment places though.

    That's just my experience.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    The VS 15s always ran 36psi.
    The VE 18s 36psi
     
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    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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    You,ll probably find their regulator is set to 50psi +- 5psi and they just hold their finger on the trigger,that way its (popping )the tyres on the bead,pumping the tyres up,all in one hit.Saves them from thinking & Depending how far up the road you checked them,if they had got up to operating temp,then the pressure will increase a few psi.
    Follow VRSS advice
     
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    I doubt that is the case. When I was a mechanic the compressor regulator was set to 140psi to keep up with air tools and any other air operated equipment in the workshop. It takes a few mins for a tyre to inflate from dead flat.

    Inflating tyres to 50psi or more will increase the chances of wearing out the centre of the tread and giving you a very uncomfortable ride.

    I suggest between 36 - 40 psi all round.
     
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    Yeh sorry I should of explained it better:bomb:,The compressor is probably putting out 140-200 psi to operate everything in the workshop,Bead breaker,etc,etc, but the inflator outlet with water trap could be regulated to say 50psi,with no gauge on it ,only a clip-on and inflate set-up. I,ve seen a few work shops with this set-up,while one tyre is being inflated the operator is changing the next tyre.Its all about saving time and multi tasking if he,s pushed for time as heknows regardless of what pressure he inflates it to the customer is always going to have their own preference,regardless if its under or over the reccomended/optimum pressure.
    Like I said go with VRSS,s advise and get yourself a decent gauge dont trust those at servo,s
     
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    Most weekend during the cooler months we tow a camper trailer so how much extra would they require and is that just for the rears or all round.
    We also have pump up airbags insde the rear springs so no rear end sagging when the camper is attached.
     
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    It also depends on how accurate your tyre pressure gauge is, I am in the process of trying to buy a good quality gauge at the moment, I currently have 3 gauges at home and they all read different, one is a very good german brand gauge I have had for many years and I have just found out it is reading 5 to 6 psi low. I had them all checked at our local tyre fitting place and the most accurate of the 3 I have is an old PCL pencil type.
     
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    That`s the one I have too.
     

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