On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 01:16:35 GMT, barney firstname.lastname@example.org
>who designed the car
>ford or the tire guys
Who designs the tires? We are talking about tires here right?
>ford picked tires capible of certain specs
Did Ford 'OK' the pressure recommendations with Firestone before the
Disastrous results? Ford tried to use Tire noise & under steer to
accommodate a substandard chassis design.
>and what pressure does teck use to set alignment
The pressure the vehicle will be run at. Assuming that the "teck" or
"tech" has enough of a clue to ask the operator. Alignment is
designed to be able to be adjusted to accommodate a multitude of
conditions. (including tire pressure). Some vehicles even allow for
spring loading adjustments to really fine tune the suspension.
>what a tard
>cars are built with UNDERSTEER in mind
(read a book or two, you might learn something). Yes MANY
conventional passenger vehicles are designed with Under steer in mind.
Other vehicles are designed with a Neutral or even over steer profile
depending upon the expected driver competence level. Under steer and
over steer can be radically affected by tire pressure as well (hence
the importance of answering the OP accurately, instead of blindly
flailing at the keyboard. Also vehicular loading can affect vehicle
dynamics, this can be mitigated with differentials in tire pressure.
>next time you buy a van
>some are not designed to be ambulances ETC
>why is that
>they are all f 450
Renault, Mercedes, GMC & Bedford make F450's?
Could you provide me with your source. I've yet to see a F450 Bedford
Ambulance. In fact I also believe that the Transit has never had the
classification F450 Perhaps it's a prairie thing...............
>what is the diffrence
what is the difference with "____________" Looks like you're starting
a sentence here but...........
>also why do schoolbusses
>police cars, ambulances
>use RECOMMENDED SPECS as per FORD
You're making a HUGE assumption there kid.
Some municipal authorities may follow manufacturers "guidelines"
Many don't. Maine & Nevada are likely to use differing pressures to
adapt to their unique environments.
If you doubt my viewpoint (and it's quite likely you do). Ask a few
rally teams what pressure they set their tires at, Then ask a few Indy
teams, then ask a few Nascar teams.
Then call up Ford & ask them how they arrive at the recommended
pressure guidelines. You might find the answer goes something like
this: "it is a compromise designed to match ride/handling dynamics
with the "average" driver" for our street vehicles.
NOTE: when you're making 1 million plus vehicles you design it for the
"common" good, not the individual ideal. That's up to the driver.
In this case the OP wanted to know what was ideal for his situation,
not what would be good for a crown Vic parked outside a grow-op in
See, we in the outside world do sometimes hear what people in Alberta
do when they're not living in their parents basements surfing the NG"s
or digging in the Tar fields.
Remember this; Jesus loves you, even though
everyone else thinks you're an as shole