October 20, 2014

Proper Tire Pressure

You have to balance ride quality and tread wear. By closely observing tread wear you should be able to arrive at the optimum pressure. Wear on both outside edges, too low. Wear in the center, too high. Unless constantly operated at maximum gross weight rating typically the rear tires on a set of duals could be operated at a lower pressure that the single fronts as the weight is divided up between the four tires. As I’m sure you know the pressures molded into the tire side wall is the pressure at which the tire can support the rated weight displayed next to it.

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