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Old 8th April 2005, 16:52   #91
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I know Baleno has, does Petra have a 12V power outlet? Is there a way I can add 12V outlet to a Santro so that I can use this Inflator?
Petra has a cigarette lighter. I dont smoke, so never explored further.
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Old 8th April 2005, 17:14   #92
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Except my Santro doesn't have 12V power outlet.
Check the specifications page in your car manual. It'll be mentioned there. 12V is pretty standard for all new cars. Even the Vtec has a 12V outlet.

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Old 9th April 2005, 08:18   #93
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I think a misconception in this thread is the fact that blowouts are caused by the buildup of air pressure inside the tire.
IMO, it is the heat and constant flexing of tires with low pressure that causes the tire to fail and have a blowout. It has nothing to do with the heat increasing the air pressure in the tire, but instead the heat affecting the rubber and construction of the tire.

Think about it.
Fill 32psi, drive at 120km/h for an hour. Get out and immediately check your tire pressure. Its not gonna be anywhere near the maximum handleable pressure listed on the tire.

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Old 9th April 2005, 10:36   #94
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Fill 32psi, drive at 120km/h for an hour. Get out and immediately check your tire pressure. Its not gonna be anywhere near the maximum handleable pressure listed on the tire.
Yup, and if you're on tubeless, the chances of that happening are even less.

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Old 13th July 2005, 16:19   #95
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a little off topic,
has any company thought of managing tyre pressures according to the type of terrain it is going through? just like we have suspensions settings in some advenced cars for diff types of ride.

I have been thinking of the same for quite some time.

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Well, the closest you get to that would be the Hummer's where you can inflate or deflate the tyres from inside the cabin even while you drive!
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Vivek, Dude, you need a Humvee .. thats probably the only vehicle in which tyre pressures can be adjusted while driving..
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try and keep 2-3 psi more on the highways whenever high speed driving is involved.your chances of a tire burst will increase with lower pressure.
I dont think thats quite right........its the opposite.....when the car is running high speeds on the highway the tyre psi increase due to the hot air generated. Filling up excess air will result in tire bursting.
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I dont think thats quite right........its the opposite.....when the car is running high speeds on the highway the tyre psi increase due to the hot air generated. Filling up excess air will result in tire bursting.
Just read throught this thread, you'll get your answer.

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Question Have I got a puncture?

Just checked the tire pressure of the front right tyre (tubeless) on my Integra this morning it was 27 psi two weeks back while the car was serviced they put in the recomended 29 psi. The other tyres still show 29 psi
Do this mean I've a puncture? if so how do I go about fixing it myself.
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Dropping just 2 psi in a 2 week period is normal. Nothing to worry about if you ask me, but you could take a precautionary look at the tyre to check if there's a nail or maybe the valve is leaking a bit. Highly doubtful, but no harm in checking.
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I've been checking my new Indica twice in a week to make sure all tyres are on 28 psi... Have alloys on the 185/60 goodyear ducaro tyres.. Do I need to take any other precautionary measures, considering heat buildup and all? I only do 20kms a day city driving [max 45kmph]...

Also, could anyone guide on what pressure checking unit one can get here in chennai, which is trustable and efficient and the place to get it? Thanks

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I've been checking my new Indica twice in a week to make sure all tyres are on 28 psi...
Fronts need to be 30 psi.
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can anyone suggest which is the best Tube to use? I need to purchase 3 tubes asap..
Which is the best place in BLR to purchase them and what about there costs?
Any precautionary things I need to see in a tube before purchase?

Hope someone helps me..

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I've been checking my new Indica twice in a week to make sure all tyres are on 28 psi...
Fronts need to be 30 psi.
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