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Check your tire pressure!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Polymerhead, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Oct 12, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    Polymerhead

    Polymerhead [OP] Well-Known Member

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    With the changing seasons in much of the country, now is a good time to check your tire pressure. Last time I checked was after my last oil change/rotation, sometime in July. Noticed one looked a little flat in the 60-degree weather this morning and all 4 ended up being uniformly 6 lbs lower than where I set them after the rotation on that hot July day.

    Avoid poor MPGs and accelerated tire wear by checking those tires more often!
     
  2. Oct 12, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    jr114

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    make sure to check em when theyre cool. not after a good drive
     
  3. Oct 12, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    Use nitrogen, it's better than regular air!
     
  4. Oct 12, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    Yeah, 22% better! :D
     
  5. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    nitrogen?????
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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  7. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    McTrauma

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    ^^^^

    21% Better...

    Nitrogen at a tire shop still has impurities (Argon, Carbon Dioxide, etc.)

    "Air" is:

    78% Nitrogen
    21% Oxygen
    1% everything else
     
  8. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    ok, but its still pointless
     
  9. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    motorsport36

    motorsport36 Morto un papa, se ne fa un'altro

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    Don't forget to add the TRD halogen head light fluid and check those muffler bearings!
     
  10. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    steve o 77

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    and your pits apparently...:p
     
  11. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    steve o 77

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    ah I see, they smell similar anyway
     
  12. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    i put beer carbonation into my tires.

    budlight is 21% better
    but according to my calculations budweiser is 29.98759% better.
     
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