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Old 01-04-2006, 03:51 PM   #11
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Vital don't worry I'll be adding pics of my car.. with the new tires, so it will make sense! Don't worry I had a plan when I posted this in here !!!
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The more sidewalls a tire has the higher psi it will require. Our work truck has 8 sidwalls and requires 85psi.
Not entirely true. The more weight the tire is designed for the thicker the sidewall. As well as a million other factors....
correct, the rating on the sidewall is just a reference to MAX PSI and LOAD, it has nothing to do with how much air you actually put in the tire.. the proper tire pressure is listed on the door tag and in the owners manual, reguardelss of tire sidewall thickness/layers/ply/max PSI
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The more sidewalls a tire has the higher psi it will require. Our work truck has 8 sidwalls and requires 85psi.
Not entirely true. The more weight the tire is designed for the thicker the sidewall. As well as a million other factors....
correct, the rating on the sidewall is just a reference to MAX PSI and LOAD, it has nothing to do with how much air you actually put in the tire.. the proper tire pressure is listed on the door tag and in the owners manual, reguardelss of tire sidewall thickness/layers/ply/max PSI
OK, now you have ME confused...

You're saying that if I were to purchase a tire designed for more weight than our OEM tires, say a lot, and with a max psi of 100 psi (for arguments sake), then I should still put only 32 psi in that tire if that'* what my door sticker says? Teach me... Give me some learned info that will help me understand the science behind this.
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The more sidewalls a tire has the higher psi it will require. Our work truck has 8 sidwalls and requires 85psi.
Not entirely true. The more weight the tire is designed for the thicker the sidewall. As well as a million other factors....
correct, the rating on the sidewall is just a reference to MAX PSI and LOAD, it has nothing to do with how much air you actually put in the tire.. the proper tire pressure is listed on the door tag and in the owners manual, reguardelss of tire sidewall thickness/layers/ply/max PSI
OK, now you have ME confused...

You're saying that if I were to purchase a tire designed for more weight than our OEM tires, say a lot, and with a max psi of 100 psi (for arguments sake), then I should still put only 32 psi in that tire if that'* what my door sticker says? Teach me... Give me some learned info that will help me understand the science behind this.
I can not tell you why off the top of my head, its just how it is. the tire doesnt require a minimum ever. only a MAX

you really want to be confused...?:::: Ricer warning!!! ::::
http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/tech/0208scc_tires/


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Some people aren't sure where to set their tire pressures. The one thing that is certain is that the maximum inflation pressure on the sidewall is not the right one to use. The vehicle manufacturer'* recommendation is always a good starting point. It will be somewhere in the car. This used to be a sticker in the driver'* door jamb, but more and more it'* located on the back of the gas filler door.
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Sorry about the hijack...

Basic correct way to go is replace with manufacturer recommendation and tire pressure.

Back on topic of the Kelly tires
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http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/tech/0208scc_tires/
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But THIS is a mis-quote VVV
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I can not tell you why off the top of my head, its just how it is. the tire doesnt require a minimum ever. only a MAX
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Some people aren't sure where to set their tire pressures. The one thing that is certain is that the maximum inflation pressure on the sidewall is not the right one to use. The vehicle manufacturer'* recommendation is always a good starting point. It will be somewhere in the car. This used to be a sticker in the driver'* door jamb, but more and more it'* located on the back of the gas filler door.
There most definitely IS a minimum pressure for your tires. There isn't a LISTED minimum number, but just try running around on 10-12 psi or less and see how fast you roll a sidewall taking a corner at speed OR how quickly you will damage your rims on a pothole or speed bump.

BTW, not trying to start an argument here, just learning and discussing is all.

EDIT: Whoops! Sorry for the extended hijack!
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Ok you guys asked for it... I just went out and tok pics of them while my car is still dirty. But I won't be having this happen to me lol!!!
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Well, you asked for this one...
Maybe they ARE normal looking... I dunno! Sorry my car is a mess right now guys!
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I like Kelly tires...

I have Kelly Aquatours on my 91.... Thay have been a great tire that has served that car well for the last 6 years.... But sadly I will not be able to get another set of those as Kelly ( Good Year ) quit making that tire... If they stilll made it my 95 would have had a set as well...

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i think thats the same tire i have on the aurora, i like the, they ride really smooth and work great in the rain
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i think thats the same tire i have on the aurora, i like the, they ride really smooth and work great in the rain
Biggest reason why I used them... But even for what they were, they seemed to handle pretty good too

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