[DML] Re: Tire pressure was proper wheel alignment specs
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[DML] Re: Tire pressure was proper wheel alignment specs



Hello Dick. I remember getting into this a while back. I did say for
normal street driving. Anyway if you look in the Workshop Manual
L:12:01 it does give tire pressures for High Speed driving. 29 front
and 34 rear. I guess they mean sustained high speeds WAY in excess of
65 MPH. This is NOT normal street driving. Unless you have a "Z" rated
tire I don't know if you would want to go that high. You certainly
would not want to hit a pothole either! To be completely clear, in
1982 there was no speed rating system like we have today. And I would
assume these pressures are for speeds approaching 100 MPH. I also
guess where you live you can actually drive like that! You lucky dog!
Anyway you are actually validating my suggestion to stay within 2 psi
of the recommended pressures.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dick Ryan" <deloreanbiker@...> wrote:
>
> While David is correct, as usual - his response is not complete.  The
> owners manual also advises 25/27 lbs for fast interstate driving. 
> Since 90% of my driving is highway miles, I keep my front tires at
25 lbs.
> 
> FWIW, my wife says that she can feel and appreciate the added ease of
> turning in tight spots in town with the extra 2lbs. of air. 
> 
> Dick Ryan
> VIN 16867
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@> wrote:
> >
> > The front tires do not have that much weight on them so tread wear is
> > not the best indicator for loading or adjusting tire pressure. The
> > recommended pressure is 23
>




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