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Old 10-29-2007
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I would NOT do this. Think about what you are saying and doing. You are going out and checking a cold tire. Now after you have drove your truck or any vehicle down the road a couple of miles and the tires are at normal operating temperature, what is the pressure in your tires? Did any one read the "Owners Manual"? Read the part about checking tire pressure at normal operating temperature go ahead read it a few times.
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I would NOT do this. Think about what you are saying and doing. You are going out and checking a cold tire. Now after you have drove your truck or any vehicle down the road a couple of miles and the tires are at normal operating temperature, what is the pressure in your tires? Did any one read the "Owners Manual"? Read the part about checking tire pressure at normal operating temperature go ahead read it a few times.

i read the side of the tire. not the manual. people change tires, change brands, change sizes, who gives a crap about the owners manual.

btw what is normal? how could one justify what is normal? one day its hot, the next its cold, one time you drove 20 miles the next 5 min, cold is cold, the variables are small, unlike checking a normal operating temp tire.
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+1 to zabeards theory and thanks for the heads up bc i lost a tire one year bc of cold weather so its time to get back into checking it about every 2 weeks instead of every 2 months
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I would NOT do this. Think about what you are saying and doing. You are going out and checking a cold tire. Now after you have drove your truck or any vehicle down the road a couple of miles and the tires are at normal operating temperature, what is the pressure in your tires? Did any one read the "Owners Manual"? Read the part about checking tire pressure at normal operating temperature go ahead read it a few times.
your kidding right

anyone in their right mind knows that you check a tire cold......and i don't know what owners manual you are looking at that says to check the tires under "normal" temps, but you don't have no clue what is normal....and my owners manual says to check the tires while cold..

even when the tires warm up, they are only gaining roughly 5psi....and tire manufactures know that......read the side of your tire...
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BTW: i wish i had my truck to check....
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30F this morning when I left the house.

Oh and btw, Don't forget the pressure in your spare tire.

Rich
spare tire??? bah, who needs spares? I haven't had one in my truck since I bought it a year ago.
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I would NOT do this. Think about what you are saying and doing. You are going out and checking a cold tire. Now after you have drove your truck or any vehicle down the road a couple of miles and the tires are at normal operating temperature, what is the pressure in your tires? Did any one read the "Owners Manual"? Read the part about checking tire pressure at normal operating temperature go ahead read it a few times.

You're always supposed to air up/check tire pressure when they're cold.

Read How To Check Air Pressure
http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/infoAirPressure.dos

Oh yeah right now it's 92degrees outside! Check tires? Not yet!
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w00t w00t

NITROGEN FTW!

Im not complaining about the cold Im ready for it. The snowboard's waxed and hills a waitin'
so nitrogen really is better for your tires and rims? is it worth the extra cost?

I just checked my tires before I went out to get dinner, about 32psi all the way around, I keep them at 35 year around. -Mike-
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so nitrogen really is better for your tires and rims? is it worth the extra cost?
yes.....my brother had nitrogen in his 35's for a year and it never lost pressure...
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nitrogen..........?
never heard of that is that a cold weather thing??
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no....nitrogen works because it doesn't have the water properties that air has....nitrogen wont seap out of the rubber, nor will it cause any wheel rust...
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up here it already snowed lowest temp is 26 so far
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up here it already snowed lowest temp is 26 so far
woah its still in the upper 70's here and i have used the nitrogen in tires before and it never did leak or lose pressure... until i picked up a nail
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hmmm ill have to try that where can you get it from?
and how much does it cost ?
70's!
ha 85 buddy lol
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Man!! yesterday i checked/air'd up my tires and i lost roughly around 10 to 12 psi since last week when i checked'em... harsh....
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I saw this post yesterday and checked the tires on my 07, the sticker in the door says 30 so thats what I filled them to. They were all around 25 psi each so thats about 5 pounds that has let out since they were put on the truck when they were made on may 1st 2007 since thats the build date of the truck
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haha... my tires were all 23lb roughly... filled the rears back up to 33 and the fronts to 35 all better now.. hell it rides better thats for sure...

my GF brand new focus was all at 22lb and their supposed to be 34 lol...
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Was 25F here this morning.

btw, You check all tires cold. When tires are at operating temperature the pressure only increases by 3-5psi. And actually.. *some* tires say "cold tire pressure" right on the side wall.

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Was 25F here this morning.

btw, You check all tires cold. When tires are at operating temperature the pressure only increases by 3-5psi. And actually.. *some* tires say "cold tire pressure" right on the side wall.

Rich
hell GF little sticker on the door jam on what tire pressure says in bold writing CHECK COLD... so idk what the guy was ranting about the manual because even ford put on her car check cold lol
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hell GF little sticker on the door jam on what tire pressure says in bold writing CHECK COLD... so idk what the guy was ranting about the manual because even ford put on her car check cold lol
Just looked and it says check cold on my rangers door jamb as well.
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what should tire pressure be at anyway?
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i'm running 36 psi all around and it seems to be a good compromise for decent not overly harsh handling and good gas mileage.
firestone destination a/t 225/70/14.


check 'em cold.
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woke up to 33f here this morning it already snowed a little bit here but not nearly enough!!! it sucks. got my sled all ready to go but no snow yet. thx for the tire psi reminder mine were all at bout 20 psi. of course i checked them cold. cant put cold compressed air into a warm tire thats how belts get separated.
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nitrogen has very little moisture in it, so as the tire heats or cools, The pressure stays the same. they use it in F1 racecar tires in 1/4 psi incremnents.
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Old 12-15-2007
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but if i use heliem it should make my truck lighter and give me better fuel milage, right? lol :)
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