On or around Wed, 28 Dec 2005 12:56:49 GMT, "Andrew Renshaw"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>I have just bought six new tyres BF GOODRICH 235/85 R16 They are All Terrain
>T\A. They were not cheap and I think my poor credit card nearly melted.
>Anyway the garage have inflated them all to 28 psi.
bunch of w*nkers.
I'd go with 36 front and probably 40 or 42 rear, for road use, depending on
weight carried. Running light, you'd want about 34 all round, I expect.
Note that the book probably tells you 28 for the front. It does that for
the disco. The disco has a reputation for edging front tyres. On mine, the
last set of tyres I ran from new to worn-out on the disco were run at 36
front (235/70R16) and they wore flat and even down to almost minimum legal
tread when I replaced 'em, and they weren't rotated with the rears, either.
The only downside I can see from running higher front pressure is that the
ride is slightly harder. I wish I'd taken pictures of that set of tyres
now... the wear pattern was as near to spot-on as you'd get on front wheels
that steer and drive and brake.
>The vehicle is Defender 110 CSW 2.5TDI, 1991 UK Specification.
>I will be carrying a lot of weight at the back and have upgraded to heavy
>duty springs and shockers.
>What PSI should I inflate the front and back to? Main driving is on tarmac
>and ocassionally sand and dirt roads. Sometimes deep sand (I suspect I
>will need to deflate the tyres for this).
soft sand, you want flotation, so yes, lower pressures and keep the speed
down. Same goes for any soft stuff, really.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
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