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Old 03-20-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
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slfordteck admitts to not following tire pressures

On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 21:00:01 GMT, "Jim Warman"
<mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote:

>There is a caveate on using the door sticker. There are a lot of Explorers
>out there with 26 psi front and rear marked on the sticker. IIRC, updated
>pressure spec is 30 psi.... in the interest of reducing rolling resistance,
>the operating (cold) pressure can be raised.... I ran my Ex (a 92) at 35 psi
>for the entire time I had it with no drivability or handling concerns.
>


lmfao
other manufatures ran the same tire at 26 psi

warman tell me why run 35 ??
was your vehicle aligned at 35 psi

lmfao

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Old 03-20-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: slfordteck admitts to not following tire pressures

It doesn't matter what pressure I align the vehicle at as long as the
pressures are equal side to side.... What do you do? Bag your customer for
an alignment every time he loads his vehicle different? If your customer
loads his axle to max capacity, is he doomed to running his tire at a less
than ideal pressure because of a "recommendation" on the door sticker?
Steerike One!!!

What other manufacturers ran what tire at "the same pressure"??? Mayhaps we
will try and compare apples and oranges in your next post? Steerike Two!!!

When the dust was settling after the Firestone/Explorer debacle, many felt
that the low recommended operating pressure was too low for the tire/vehicle
combination and that the low pressure recommendation was partially to blame
for the tire failures. Given that the tire recall was a Ford recall rather
than a Firestone recall may add some credence to that line of reasoning. If
you really cared about your chosen profession, you would know that Firestone
issued a press release recommending that their tires should be inflated to
no less than 30 psi when fitted on the Ford Explorer.Steerike Three!!! Yerrr
out!!!

Since you are such a stickler for the book (yeah.... right...), I don't see
how you can fix anything given the misprints and inappropriate tests listed
in the PC/ED and WSM. No one is really sure of what force drives you, but we
are all very happy that we don't share it.







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