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Old 06-08-2012, 08:55 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by deandec View Post
If I added 10 psi cold inflation the tire would then be 10 psi over the max cold inflation stamp on the tire.

I choose to run at the manufacturer's recommended PSI on their published chart for the weight carried rather than add air that is not needed or desirable. They have factored in their liability safety cushion in those charts.

Sometimes less air is truly more.........
Assuming that you're reading the inflation tables properly, I'd say that something is wrong with your tire size. The max. on the tire is usually a long way from what what's required, including an extra air cushion and more.
In fact and in a many cases, max. for a modern tire can well exceed the wheel's max. in older rigs, which should be taken into account also. I can't imagine a steel wheel exploding by exceeding max psi. Might as well just call the coroner, rather than 911.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:19 AM   #30
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Our Firestone Transforce are rated at 80 PSI cold, but the tire dealer recommended 60 PSI for a smoother ride; and a Bridgestone-Firestone engineer that I talked to told me that along as I stayed above 50PSI for my application, the structural integrity of the tire would not be compromised.

So far, so good..........they are pushing three years old, and will be replaced sometime in that third year; they will not be worn out, but I never let my tires go into a fourth year...................
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Have six new Firestones and I like them. Same as Bridgestone.
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Have six new Firestones and I like them. Same as Bridgestone.
Last time I looked, Bridgestone owns Firestone and and keeps the brands separate. I have used Bridgestone and been very pleased with theme. Like I said, I would not put a Firestone on a little red wagon.

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