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Old 12-26-2004, 10:32 AM   #1
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winter storage tire air pressure ???

i have 19's usually take the car around the block once a month. I overinflated to 45psi. Should i put more pressure???
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Old 12-26-2004, 01:15 PM   #2
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Id say that's plenty.......I have stock 17" M LTWs and overinflate from the usual 34/36 to 40 -41 all around. Make sure that if you take it out, it's more than just around the block. If you don't have a full temp run for about 15-20 minutes, the miosture that could condense in your engine at low temps to start won't evapourate and you'll be setting yourself up for internal rusting issues.
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Old 12-26-2004, 01:21 PM   #3
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ok bud thanks for the info
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Old 12-27-2004, 12:15 AM   #4
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I have my Toyo TS-1's at 55PSI. The labeled max tire pressure is 50PSI, so I figured an extra 5PSI wouldn't hurt, it's not like the car is moving.
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Old 12-27-2004, 03:59 PM   #5
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I have my Toyo TS-1's at 55PSI. The labeled max tire pressure is 50PSI, so I figured an extra 5PSI wouldn't hurt, it's not like the car is moving.

You could probably fill them to 70PSI and not burst them...

Tires have a max pressure on them for a reason (usually maximum COLD pressures, meaning if it's -30, then you cannot exceed such pressures)...

The tires in a full size truck for example, max pressure is 60+PSI cold, you fill them to 60 at 5*c, and then get up to 100KM/h for 10 minutes, check the pressure and it'll be close to, or over 100psi.
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Old 12-27-2004, 04:01 PM   #6
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so do you think 50 is to little??
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so do you think 50 is to little??
No, the reason you overinflate during winter storage is for the most part because air contracts when it gets very cold, thereby decreasing the pressure in the tires. No real need to overdo things, you just want to compinsate for the decrease in air pressure when the air in the tires cools drastically.
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:19 PM   #8
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i just want to prevent flat spots.
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:29 PM   #9
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for the five minutes of effort required extra, use jackstands
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:31 PM   #10
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i understand using jack stands but i take the car out once a month...
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like I said, it's an extra five minutes effort...
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Old 12-27-2004, 10:35 PM   #12
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If you want to avoid the flat tire spots, just grab some shitty carpets and place under the tire.
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Old 12-28-2004, 04:03 PM   #13
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If you want to avoid the flat tire spots, just grab some shitty carpets and place under the tire.

Yup.............Thats what I have under all 4
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Old 01-24-2005, 10:16 PM   #14
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If anyone's interested, I have some TireCradles that I want to sell off. There is a website at www.tirecrade.com if you want more info. If you are interested in picking up a set locally PM me for more details. I use my set all year round to prevent the tires on my E46 from flatspotting.
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Old 01-24-2005, 10:37 PM   #15
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