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Posted by Bill on September 5, 2006, 11:54 pm
 




I'm going to get my pressure gauge and my feeler gauge and check this out.
I'm thinking the car will be raised less than .001 inches.



Posted by Mike Rosenberg on September 6, 2006, 9:10 pm
 




Don't worry about it, I could tell something else was up.

What got me about about his post was that I've seen him posting here
many times before, so I thought that surely he'd seen the tire pressure
discussion numerous times before, yet he sounded like it was brand new
to him, but the thing that _really_ got me was when he told me he was
sure about what the guy at the tire store really meant.

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Posted by Bill on September 6, 2006, 9:35 pm
 



I got a kick out of your musings.



Posted by Mike Rosenberg on September 6, 2006, 9:39 pm
 



Thanks!

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Posted by Bob Wilson on September 6, 2006, 12:37 pm
 



I found a low rolling resistance tires in the Toyota parts department
for $5 and decided to let the shop mount the tires. I have 40 psi
pressure sensor caps and also asked to have them inflated to 42/40.

When I picked up the car, all of the pressure caps were green and though
they'd ignored the balancing paint marks, there was no obvious balance
problem. Then Sunday, I checked the tires and discovered they'd inflated
the tires to just 37 psi, the minimum that shows green on the pressure
sensor caps!

Yes, I'm going to buy 50 psi pressure caps now.

Since my tires are rated at a maximum 51 psi, I'm running 50/48 and they
are fantastic. They are quieter than the "Mastercrafts" with worn edges
(I'd bought a used car that had 32 psi in the tires.) It handles great
and the ride is perfect . . . precise and efficient.

Bob Wilson

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