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Guide to Calculating Tyre Pressures
« on: May 09, 2006, 21:45:31 PM »
Calculating the correct Tyre Pressure

The correct way to establish tyre pressure is:

Get a fast digital thermometer (Preferably an infrared non-contact one) Drive on a straight piece of road for 2 or 3 minutes (motorway...) Measure the temperature on the outsides and middle of your tyres. If the middle is cooler than the outsides, you need to increase pressure if the middle is warmer than the outsides, you need to reduce pressure.

The alternative would be to glue a piece of paper to the tyres and drive a short distance, then look at where the piece of paper is worn the most. If the inside is worn more, reduce pressure, otherwise increase it. If you can't be bothered, send an e-mail to the dudes making your tyre and ask them. They're bound to have a pressure/load table.
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