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Old 29 Sep 2008, 07:58 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I recently purchased new tires. Some of you might remember how Sears ripped me off.

Anyway -- they finally got me a 2008 tire instead of making me keep the 2 year old tire they recently sold me.

My question is -- How do you tell if tires are overly inflated? Since they put the replacement tire on (brand new 2008) the car seems to be running rough. I feel like I'm bounching over bumps in the road like a hard rubber ball. Is this over inflation or could something else be causing it?
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Old 29 Sep 2008, 11:26 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Look at the manual or the sticker on the door frame. It'll tell you
what pressure to use. Like Leftie said, these are COLD pressures.
Different tires may have different maximum pressure, so I'd refer to
*car manufacturer's* specs.

Use a dial type tire pressure gauge, not the pencil type which are
junk. Accu-gague is a popular brand:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02820529000P




On Sep 29, 5:58*pm, "Sparki" <spa...@mchsi.com> wrote:
> I recently purchased new tires. *Some of you might remember how Sears ripped me off.
>
> Anyway -- they finally got me a 2008 tire instead of making me keep the 2year old tire they recently sold me. *
>
> My question is -- How do you tell if tires are overly inflated? *Since they put the replacement tire on (brand new 2008) the car seems to be running rough. *I feel like I'm bounching over bumps in the road like a hard rubber ball. *Is this over inflation or could something else be causing it?


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Old 30 Sep 2008, 12:00 am   #3 (permalink)
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Sparki wrote:
> I recently purchased new tires. Some of you might remember how Sears
> ripped me off.
>
> Anyway -- they finally got me a 2008 tire instead of making me keep the
> 2 year old tire they recently sold me.
>
> My question is -- How do you tell if tires are overly inflated? Since
> they put the replacement tire on (brand new 2008) the car seems to be
> running rough. I feel like I'm bounching over bumps in the road like a
> hard rubber ball. Is this over inflation or could something else be
> causing it?



You check the pressure with the tire *cold* (with the car not having
been driven for at least 4 hours) and compare the pressure to the
maximum pressure on the sidewall. 10psi below that number (usually
32-34psi) is normal for a comfortable ride, although I prefer 10% below
the maximum (usually about 39psi) for maximum economy.
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Old 30 Sep 2008, 01:05 am   #4 (permalink)
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johngdole@hotmail.com wrote:
> Look at the manual or the sticker on the door frame. It'll tell you
> what pressure to use. Like Leftie said, these are COLD pressures.
> Different tires may have different maximum pressure, so I'd refer to
> *car manufacturer's* specs.
>
> Use a dial type tire pressure gauge, not the pencil type which are
> junk. Accu-gague is a popular brand:
>
> http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02820529000P



I was going to mention the pressure printed on the door frame, but
they tend to make that too low - you get a very soft, mushy ride, and
much lower fuel economy to boot. That's why I suggested 32-34psi: it
provides a decent ride for virtually all vehicles, plus good handing and
fuel economy. Maybe the best thing to do is check that number, and
ignore it if it's below 31psi. ;-)





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> On Sep 29, 5:58 pm, "Sparki" <spa...@mchsi.com> wrote:
>> I recently purchased new tires. Some of you might remember how Sears ripped me off.
>>
>> Anyway -- they finally got me a 2008 tire instead of making me keep the 2 year old tire they recently sold me.
>>
>> My question is -- How do you tell if tires are overly inflated? Since they put the replacement tire on (brand new 2008) the car seems to be running rough. I feel like I'm bounching over bumps in the road like a hard rubber ball. Is this over inflation or could something else be causing it?

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Old 30 Sep 2008, 07:33 am   #5 (permalink)
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On Sep 29, 7:58*pm, "Sparki" <spa...@mchsi.com> wrote:
> I recently purchased new tires. *Some of you might remember how Sears ripped me off.
>
> Anyway -- they finally got me a 2008 tire instead of making me keep the 2year old tire they recently sold me. *
>
> My question is -- How do you tell if tires are overly inflated? *Since they put the replacement tire on (brand new 2008) the car seems to be running rough. *I feel like I'm bounching over bumps in the road like a hard rubber ball. *Is this over inflation or could something else be causing it?


Geeze, you never heard of a Tire Pressure Gauge. So you dont ever
check tire pressure... A tire gauge is what is used, a cheap 4$ tool.
On the tire is the maximum hot tire pressure, its maybe 45lb, inside
the driver door is recommended Cold pressure, mine is near 32lb , I go
maybe 3-4 lb over the cold Toyota recomendation. But if it still
bounces or is at all rough they did not balance it on purpose or the
tire is defective, did it have the lablel on the tread so you know its
new.
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Old 30 Sep 2008, 09:50 am   #6 (permalink)
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"Leftie" <No@Thanks.net> wrote in message
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> johngdole@hotmail.com wrote:
>> Look at the manual or the sticker on the door frame. It'll tell you
>> what pressure to use. Like Leftie said, these are COLD pressures.
>> Different tires may have different maximum pressure, so I'd refer to
>> *car manufacturer's* specs.
>>
>> Use a dial type tire pressure gauge, not the pencil type which are
>> junk. Accu-gague is a popular brand:
>>
>> http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02820529000P

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>
> I was going to mention the pressure printed on the door frame, but they
> tend to make that too low - you get a very soft, mushy ride, and much
> lower fuel economy to boot. That's why I suggested 32-34psi: it provides a
> decent ride for virtually all vehicles, plus good handing and fuel
> economy. Maybe the best thing to do is check that number, and ignore it if
> it's below 31psi. ;-)
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>> On Sep 29, 5:58 pm, "Sparki" <spa...@mchsi.com> wrote:
>>> I recently purchased new tires. Some of you might remember how Sears
>>> ripped me off.
>>>
>>> Anyway -- they finally got me a 2008 tire instead of making me keep the
>>> 2 year old tire they recently sold me.
>>> My question is -- How do you tell if tires are overly inflated? Since
>>> they put the replacement tire on (brand new 2008) the car seems to be
>>> running rough. I feel like I'm bounching over bumps in the road like a
>>> hard rubber ball. Is this over inflation or could something else be
>>> causing it?

I agree with you -on my wifes car(which I drive rarely) I keep the pressure
at 35 in all her tires...

>>



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Old 30 Sep 2008, 06:42 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Yes Ransley I know what a tire gauge is, but I have never used one myself. I guess you could call me a dumb woman driver. HA My question is -- what does it feel like to be over inflated? Is it a rough bumpy ride -- feel like you are bouncing over bumps in the road, etc.? I never thought new tires should feel this "rough". Sears has been a pain in my side on this whole matter. They have screwed up several times on these new tires about numerous things. I want to be informed of how they should or should not feel before I go in there and complain AGAIN. I think this Sears store has a bunch of morons working in their garage.

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On Sep 29, 7:58 pm, "Sparki" <spa...@mchsi.com> wrote:
> I recently purchased new tires. Some of you might remember how Sears ripped me off.
>
> Anyway -- they finally got me a 2008 tire instead of making me keep the 2 year old tire they recently sold me.
>
> My question is -- How do you tell if tires are overly inflated? Since they put the replacement tire on (brand new 2008) the car seems to be running rough. I feel like I'm bounching over bumps in the road like a hard rubber ball. Is this over inflation or could something else be causing it?


Geeze, you never heard of a Tire Pressure Gauge. So you dont ever
check tire pressure... A tire gauge is what is used, a cheap 4$ tool.
On the tire is the maximum hot tire pressure, its maybe 45lb, inside
the driver door is recommended Cold pressure, mine is near 32lb , I go
maybe 3-4 lb over the cold Toyota recomendation. But if it still
bounces or is at all rough they did not balance it on purpose or the
tire is defective, did it have the lablel on the tread so you know its
new.
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Old 30 Sep 2008, 07:55 pm   #8 (permalink)
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I agree with you on that, because I use 32 psi in the Michelins
myself. I did thought about some stickers using lower numbers, but I
think Ford stopped using 26 psi causing Firestones (part of
Bridgestone) to blow for a while now. In general I tend to
recommend official spec.





On Sep 29, 11:05*pm, Leftie <N...@Thanks.net> wrote:
> * * I was going to mention the pressure printed on the door frame, but
> they tend to make that too low - you get a very soft, mushy ride, and
> much lower fuel economy to boot. That's why I suggested 32-34psi: it
> provides a decent ride for virtually all vehicles, plus good handing and
> fuel economy. Maybe the best thing to do is check that number, and
> ignore it if it's below 31psi. *;-)

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Old 30 Sep 2008, 08:00 pm   #9 (permalink)
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On Sep 30, 6:42*pm, "Sparki" <spa...@mchsi.com> wrote:
> Yes Ransley I know what a tire gauge is, but I have never used one myself.. *I guess you could call me a dumb woman driver. HA *My question is --what does it feel like to be over inflated? *Is it a rough bumpy ride --feel like you are bouncing over bumps in the road, etc.? *I never thought new tires should feel this "rough". * Sears has been a pain in my side on this whole matter. *They have screwed up several times on these new tires about numerous things. *I want to be informed of how they should or should not feel before I go in there and complain AGAIN. *I think this Sears store has a bunch of morons working in their garage.
>
> "ransley" <Mark_Rans...@yahoo.com> wrote in messagenews:314ef142-e467-469f-9fc5-9f9511e3818d@79g2000hsk.googlegroups.com...
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> * On Sep 29, 7:58 pm, "Sparki" <spa...@mchsi.com> wrote:
> * > I recently purchased new tires. Some of you might remember how Sears ripped me off.
> * >
> * > Anyway -- they finally got me a 2008 tire instead of making me keepthe 2 year old tire they recently sold me.
> * >
> * > My question is -- How do you tell if tires are overly inflated? Since they put the replacement tire on (brand new 2008) the car seems to be running rough. I feel like I'm bounching over bumps in the road like a hard rubber ball. Is this over inflation or could something else be causing it?
>
> * Geeze, you never heard of a Tire Pressure Gauge. So you dont ever
> * check tire pressure... A tire gauge is what is used, a cheap 4$ tool.
> * On the tire is the maximum hot tire pressure, its maybe 45lb, inside
> * the driver door is recommended Cold pressure, mine is near 32lb , I go
> * maybe 3-4 lb over the cold Toyota recomendation. But if it still
> * bounces or is at all rough they did not balance it on purpose or the
> * tire is defective, did it have the lablel on the tread so you know its
> * new.


If they are over inflated above sidewall max you likely will ruin the
tire by breaking belts, if it shakes its unbalanced. Over inflatred is
a bit rough, and underinflated wastes gasolene. And real undeinflated
and they go flat going around a corner. Dont drive it far till you
know the pressure
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Old 30 Sep 2008, 11:21 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Another reason I buy Michelins at Costco. Good deal and they hand
torque the lug nuts to spec. Sure, the Michelin Primacys were made
about two months before install, maybe you guys got newer tires.


On Sep 29, 5:58*pm, "Sparki" <spa...@mchsi.com> wrote:
> I recently purchased new tires. *Some of you might remember how Sears ripped me off.
>
> Anyway -- they finally got me a 2008 tire instead of making me keep the 2year old tire they recently sold me. *
>
> My question is -- How do you tell if tires are overly inflated? *Since they put the replacement tire on (brand new 2008) the car seems to be running rough. *I feel like I'm bounching over bumps in the road like a hard rubber ball. *Is this over inflation or could something else be causing it?


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