On 22 Jan 2007 09:11:38 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
Same thing I just explained a few days ago - your local tire shop
(or tyre shoppe for you Left-Pondians... ;-) should be able to look up
the Load/Inflation Chart for that make, size, and load-rating of tire.
Make sure he has the right chart, there are differences in tire
construction even within the same tire maker's products.
Then you need to know the actual curb weight on each axle while it's
loaded the way you will drive it - full of fuel, passengers and cargo,
and for that you need a drive-over truck scale. (You don't need to
pay for a weigh slip, you just need to know within 10KG or so.)
Connect the lines on the chart, and you have the optimal tire
pressure for that axle.
And going up by 3 to 5 PSI (what, maybe .1 BAR?) is best if you
drive mostly high-speed motorway or autobahn conditions, as long as
you don't exceed the maximum pressure on the tire sidewall.
--<< Bruce >>--
Forgot to mention that US vehicles have tire inflation information on
a label inside the door jamb or inside the gas filler door. Don't
know about UK models.
On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 09:39:42 -0500, Big Shoe
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