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Old 01-29-2021, 11:19 PM   #1
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Air up your tire?

What do you people use to air up your tires? Mine are 115psi on the outside or tires marked. Thats the max of my air compressor, so I am skeptical that I can get that high.....

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Old 01-29-2021, 11:26 PM   #2
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Any harbor freight pancake compressor will make 150psi.
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Old 01-29-2021, 11:27 PM   #3
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Make sure to inflate to the specs on the vehicle not the tire.
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Old 01-29-2021, 11:36 PM   #4
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Just walked out to the garage to chase the possum away, my inflator is a viair 440p. It will inflate the rear tire on the massey ferguson without overheating in about 5-10 minutes
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Many compressor regulators are adjustable. Or it can be replaced with an adjustable one, or one with a higher fixed setting.
You should probably let a power tool shop or air tool shop handle it.
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Many compressor regulators are adjustable. Or it can be replaced with an adjustable one, or one with a higher fixed setting.
You should probably let a power tool shop or air tool shop handle it.
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Old 01-30-2021, 08:26 AM   #7
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Like ISAF says...use the pressures on the info tag on the vehicle, not the "max pressure" or "max load at xxx psi" marking on the tires. And note that some buses have different air pressure specs for front and rear axle tires.

If you need air while out and about, and you're near a truck stop, you can find high-pressure air hoses and proper inflation chucks near the semi fuel pumps. The little inflation stations out front, for the passenger cars, which take quarters often won't go above 90 psi or so. The air hoses near the semi pumps have enough pressure to air you up and they don't require quarters. And remember that the air pressure specs for your tire are for a "cold" tire. As you drive and the tire gets hot, the air expands and the pressure will increase...so you don't want to let air out of a hot tire to get to your specified pressure, because when the tire cools the pressure could be too low.
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