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Old 18th June 2018, 20:27   #61
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I used to stick with 30-32 PSI for several years, until I stepped up the game (aka tyre pressure)

I went all the way to 36PSI for my 185 70 R14 and the result is


-better mileage
-no scraping or bottoming out at all either in city or highways
-no wobbling or bumpy rides
-AND MOREOVER...NO PUNCTURES, earlier I used to have them once every 6 months
-did OOTY and WAYANAD trips from Bangalore, and totally satisfied with fuel economy and ride.
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Old 18th June 2018, 21:26   #62
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The whole discussion on tyre pressure being 2-4 psi up or down holds any value if you have a well calibrated gauge at hand.
Many folks here stating about so and so pressure and its effects - I wonder how many have their own gauges. A large number of general population would be depending on bunk gauges or roadside tyre shop gauges and most of them are far from accurate. I have started to use a high quality electronic gauge recently and am astonished to find that some of these local shops fill up to 45-47 psi when asked for 30-32.
An untrained eye cannot make any difference by looking at the tyre itself.

So, if one is serious about tyre pressure then buying a good gauge is the first step one should take.
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I used to stick with 30-32 PSI for several years, until I stepped up the game (aka tyre pressure)

I went all the way to 36PSI for my 185 70 R14 and the result is
You will damage your bearing, if you drive with tyres inflated above the recommended pressure.
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You will damage your bearing, if you drive with tyres inflated above the recommended pressure.

Really? That is new to me, why would that be?

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