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Old 03-20-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Tire Pressure?

I know on a car or truck, the suggested tire pressure is listed on a label in the door jam. How do I find the suggested tire pressure on the bus?
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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Re: Tire Pressure?

In my Genesis there is a sticker on the wall above the windshield that shows the vehicle's GVWR, axle weight ratings, and tire sizes and pressures.
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Re: Tire Pressure?

also there should be some mention on the tire as to it's max allowed pressure
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Thanks guys. I was going to use the tire rating if there was no other way to determine the recommended pressure. I do have a tag still above the window. I'll look for it tomorrow.
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Re: Tire Pressure?

For what it is worth, I'm running what John is running...100 psi in the front and 90 on the back duals
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Re: Tire Pressure?

My tires say 120lbs on the sides. The guy at the tire store only put in 100lbs in all of the tires. I asked him why he did not put in 120lbs. He said that when the tires are rolling on the road, they will heat up and the pressure will raise. Apparently that is common practice on tractor trailer tires.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:15 AM   #7
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Re: Tire Pressure?

i put about 100 or so, and when driving bonk the tires when i stop...
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Re: Tire Pressure?

John, I thought the same thing about putting 120lbs in the tires. That is what they say on the tires. I figured that the tire guy knew what he was talking about. Perhaps he was mistaken. I always believed that tires should be inflated to the rating on the side.

I guess that I will get them pumped up to 120 before my next trip. I will probably get better gas (diesel) mileage.

Thanks for your input.
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Re: Tire Pressure?

So... I've been thinking of buying a smallish compressor to run some power tools (to make up for the battery packs not holding up very long), and thought I may as well get a tire gage and inflation stem, etc.

Is there a recommended size I should get for the tank? I was looking at this one:


Would this be big enough to fill the tires do you think? Or is it too big?
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In my opinion, the air compressor will work for filling tires, and running things like an air stapeler. It will not last long running air tools as both the capacity of the compressor itself, and the tank capacity is quite small. I have 4 air compressors. The one i use for my air stapeler is one like that is pictured. The one i use for sandblasting, and air tools, like the d a sander, is a used one from a tire shop i bought 10 yrs ago. It has a huge motor and it doesn't let me sand blast continuiously... So expect the little compressor to do things like tires, and expect to wait for it to build up pressure if you try to run something like a normal air tool. just my two cents.
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