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Bob Leonard

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Re: Have you checked your tire pressure lately??
« Reply #90 on: March 07, 2018, 09:33:21 pm »

If I don't keep my tires at 41psi they get cut when I hit a pothole. The northeast in winter is a pothole wonderland.

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Yea, like in "wonder" where the car in front of me went. Or "wonder" if the town will ever fill this hole.
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Re: Have you checked your tire pressure lately??
« Reply #91 on: March 08, 2018, 03:11:28 am »

... Or "wonder" if the town will ever fill this hole.

It could be worse, there are four thousand in Blackburn, Lancashire.
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Re: Have you checked your tire pressure lately??
« Reply #92 on: March 08, 2018, 08:34:33 am »

The 'Tire Pressure Monitor System' on newer cars, makes checking tire pressure easy.  But on all our past cars, we had a set of snow tires mounted on winter wheels and I would switch in the Spring and Fall.  But with a TPMS you need to go to a car dealer each time you switch, to have the car re-programed.
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Re: Have you checked your tire pressure lately??
« Reply #93 on: March 08, 2018, 10:16:25 am »

The 'Tire Pressure Monitor System' on newer cars, makes checking tire pressure easy.  But on all our past cars, we had a set of snow tires mounted on winter wheels and I would switch in the Spring and Fall.  But with a TPMS you need to go to a car dealer each time you switch, to have the car re-programed.

In my car you do it yourself. After you fill your tires to the proper pressure you just reset the TPMS.

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Re: Have you checked your tire pressure lately??
« Reply #94 on: March 08, 2018, 10:47:42 am »

My car is even more DIY... I have a pressure gauge in my glove box.

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Re: Have you checked your tire pressure lately??
« Reply #95 on: March 08, 2018, 12:14:01 pm »

Except when the stupid (expensive) sensors keep sending false warnings (girlfriend's Cherokee).
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Re: Have you checked your tire pressure lately??
« Reply #96 on: March 08, 2018, 12:31:40 pm »

Except when the stupid (expensive) sensors keep sending false warnings (girlfriend's Cherokee).
No expensive sensors, my TPNS is based on tire rotation speed.
My car is even more DIY... I have a pressure gauge in my glove box.

JR
My car's TPMS does not read out pressure, only pressure change, so I too have a dial gauge in in the glove compartment.
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Re: Have you checked your tire pressure lately??
« Reply #97 on: March 08, 2018, 12:51:19 pm »

No expensive sensors, my TPNS is based on tire rotation speed.My car's TPMS does not read out pressure, only pressure change, so I too have a dial gauge in in the glove compartment.
Sometimes too much technology exceeds the benefit... I am an old fan of KISS.

I haven't shared this lately but there is merit (imo) to running higher tire pressure on the interstate where you would like lower rolling resistance and would be willing to trade off a little traction. However for lower speed driving off the interstate you want the softer ride, and full traction.

my low tech solution is a pump mechanism built into the flexing tire sidewall, so every tire rotation could capture a tiny bit of air to keep the tires filled. Of course too much pressure is dangerous so a pressure release valve would be built in too. Ideally there could be a centrifugal component to the pressure relief valve so it holds higher pressure at highway speeds than it holds at lower secondary road speed.

Ideally this would be invisible to the driver and just work.

JR

PS: This is probably difficult because I am sure I am not the only person to have this idea.  8)
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