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So guys, I felt a little adventurous the other day, so I pumped those Zubras and rubber up to 40 PSI (cold), and I must say, the ride is much better. The car doesn't seem to bottom out as much on smaller holes, and more or less, has a small thump, and keeps on going. I pass this specific pothole every day, and my car used to hit it pretty hard, but now, even under sport or advanced, it;s almost like a normal car! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I just realized that I kept the same number on two choices. So for example, if you usually keep 38 PSI, but are on the higher side usually, choose 38-40, but if you keep it a bit on the lower side, choose 36-38. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Tire Pressures (vivek9856)

Can I add a choice<p>"Hard enough" <p>tested by pressing your thumb against the side wall.<p>I drive cars since 1973 and this method works rather well.
 

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Re: Tire Pressures (gascos80)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gascos80</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Can I add a choice<p>"Hard enough" <p>tested by pressing your thumb against the side wall.<p>I drive cars since 1973 and this method works rather well.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I do that on my bicycle tires! Not my car! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Tire Pressures (gascos80)

Well for all you know, you could be running your tires too high, or too low. It doesn't hurt to get a $5 gauge and just double check that your tires are properly inflated and will get even wear so that you maximize their life.
 

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Re: Tire Pressures (gascos80)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gascos80</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>tested by pressing your thumb against the side wall.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I do exactly the same thing.
 

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Re: Tire Pressures (vivek9856)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well for all you know, you could be running your tires too high, or too low. It doesn't hurt to get a $5 gauge and just double check that your tires are properly inflated and will get even wear so that you maximize their life.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No time for that, with kids, work, wife, etc.
 

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Re: Tire Pressures (reinnie)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>reinnie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>No time for that, with kids, work, wife, etc.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Seriously? Unscrew cap, press, screw cap. 15 seconds top. 1 minute per car. 2 minutes for 2 cars. If you get up at 6 and sleep at 11, that gives you 17 hours of awake time. That means checking your tire pressure would consume 0.2% of your day. Check it once every two weeks, and it would consume 0.014% of your awake time. Considering that pressing the tire and deciding if it is enough takes 5 seconds, you are only spending 10 seconds more per tire, which isn't that much. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>You can tell I'm bored. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Tire Pressures (reinnie)

Hope you're joking, reinnie.
 

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Re: Tire Pressures (MAC1LSR)

Now that's what I call a "C" personality.<p>Look up the DISC if you don't know what I'm talking about.<p>Conscientiousness (or caution, compliance in Marston's time) - relating to structure and organization
 

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Re: Tire Pressures (sixthsuspect)

Out of curiosity - who's of C type? The one checking the pressure with the gauge or the one checking the pressure just by looking at the tire?
 

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Re: Tire Pressures (gascos80)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gascos80</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What's the difference? Tire is a tire is a tire...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You've got some messed-up thoughts when it comes to auto safety, bro'.
 

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Re: Tire Pressures (TMonk)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TMonk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You've got some messed-up thoughts when it comes to auto safety, bro'.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Care to elaborate, bro'<p>So, what's the difference between the bicycle' and automotive tire as far as the the reaction to a degree of inflation/deflation is concerned?<p>Does one get harder underpressured, while the other get softer?<p>I am loosing you, bro'
 

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Re: Tire Pressures (vivek9856)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Seriously? Unscrew cap, press, screw cap. 15 seconds top. 1 minute per car. 2 minutes for 2 cars. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Same here. I spend just 1 minute each weekend checking pressures on my car, hence I always have a assurance of correctly inflated tyres.<p>The "press the sidewall" method failed on me before. So did the "just look at it to see if it's flat" method. I once had a slow puncture on one of my cars and the tyre pressure monitoring told me there was a low pressure (it doesn't read exact pressure though). I did both methods above and ignored it that day. The following day, it told me my tyre is punctured despite doing the same checks again. I then decided not to be lazy and just go into the house and get the gauge out to find a rather useless 15 PSI left (rest are 37 PSI). <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Well, lucky there wasn't any damage to the tyre or rim. Went to the nearest gas station to pump it up first and the next stop was the tyre shop. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>ps. Now the pressure gauge is permanently in my car.
 

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Re: Tire Pressures (frontwheeldriven)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frontwheeldriven</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Same here. I spend just 1 minute each weekend checking pressures on my car, hence I always have a assurance of correctly inflated tyres.<p>The "press the sidewall" method failed on me before. So did the "just look at it to see if it's flat" method. I once had a slow puncture on one of my cars and the tyre pressure monitoring told me there was a low pressure (it doesn't read exact pressure though). I did both methods above and ignored it that day. The following day, it told me my tyre is punctured despite doing the same checks again. I then decided not to be lazy and just go into the house and get the gauge out to find a rather useless 15 PSI left (rest are 37 PSI). <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Well, lucky there wasn't any damage to the tyre or rim. Went to the nearest gas station to pump it up first and the next stop was the tyre shop. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>ps. Now the pressure gauge is permanently in my car. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Radial tires make it difficult to accurately gauge to tire pressure. Some times, they even look that they could use some air when in reality they do not. Other times (depending on the angle), they look like they are fine and when measured the pressure is off by at least 6 or 7 PSI. <p>I also keep a digital tire pressure monitor in my glove box and always measure when cold (every 10 days or so).<p>I always get 40+K miles out of V or Z-rated All Season tires. I also rotate RELIGIOUSLY every 7,500 miles (front to back, same sides).
 

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Re: Tire Pressures (vivek9856)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Seriously? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sometimes, but I do use a digital tire gauge that I carry in both cars about once a month.
 
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