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Old 12-22-2008
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Checked mine a couple weeks ago when we got into the teens. It had dropped from 35 psi to about 27 psi.

It takes a long time to air up these big tires. It took me two rounds on the gas station air compressor to get them filled back up.
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Good thread for sure.....can't believe I missed it before.

It's very important for sure. I run 34-36 psi in the summer and checking the tire pressure after a good couple days of cold (late fall - early winter) I've noticed a difference of about 10 psi.

Also remember as the weather gets warmer (spring), to watch your tire pressure again as the psi will INCREASE. A 35psi inflation can quickly turn to 45psi.

Tire pressure is your friend, and also your tires worst enemy. <----only on my 1st cup of coffee, and it sounded good.......going for more coffee....LOL
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Checked mine a couple weeks ago when we got into the teens. It had dropped from 35 psi to about 27 psi.

It takes a long time to air up these big tires. It took me two rounds on the gas station air compressor to get them filled back up.
Shell/S&S (local chain of stations) in my home town has free air with a pump that you set the pressure on the LCD dial and it fills it up perfect.

It will even deflate over filled tires to the correct pressure.

Before I left for Tampa (3hr drive) I got all my tires at 28psi and my MPG improved by 1.5 going down from comming up.
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Be sure to check the air pressure in your spare also. It sucks to be two miles up a snowy/muddy hollow with a flat only to discover your spare is grossly under-inflated. I found that out yesterday morning, at 6 am.
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Try having a tire blow out while you're doing 65mph and when you go to jack up the car with the stock scissor jack on the side of the road on a soft shoulder,and a semi flies by, blowing the car off the jack and then having to try and lift the car by the fender and pull the jack out, then move the jack further back to raise the car up enough to stick the flat tire under the rocker to keep the car up so you can then put the jack back where it was and then continue jacking the car up.....

....and then pulling out your spare tire just to find it completely deflated,but you're pissed off and put it on anyways drive 15 miles to the nearest service station at 5mph.
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my tires are low but on purpose so my 2wd could make it through the snow from the storm we got last week
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another thing to check- after one of our big storms my front suspension was snow packed, after road salt and sun tried to melt it out the cold night froze all the snow to ice i drove my truck and now i have 2 torn CV boots.
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I did th same thing today!!! lol
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tires are good.....
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I skimmed the thread but may have missed it, has anyone tried metal valve stems? I have them on my Ranger and my 77 and I barely lose any pressure at all through the winter
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I dont have metal stems but i do have No Loss Valve Caps. They have a leash thing on them that keeps you from losing it but they also have an o-ring in them which prevents any slow leak from the cap. They say they can hold air even with no valve core.
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time to bump this again, my tires were 15psi shy from a few months ago. Make sure you guys check yours out. Its starting to get colder!
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time to bump this again, my tires were 15psi shy from a few months ago. Make sure you guys check yours out. Its starting to get colder!
The air pressure in my tires never seem to change, I check them every oil change or try to remember anyways, but I can't seem to remember the last time I put air in them, maybe I need a new air pressure gauge lol.
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I never thought about the tire pressure changing with temperature. I know to check them when riding in higher elevations.
Thanks, great tip.

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Minus 25 celcius the other night.
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Thanks... I checked recently and found its 15 here...
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whats the point when its 102 monday. tues was 90..then wed was 50 and blah blah. and nights are 30/40 ahhaa the freakin temperature flux here is redic.
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generally i recheck up my tyre pressure when i go for fuel fillup.
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