tyre temps

Submitted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 18:37
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Hi guys ,I've got new tyre monitors ,but I don't know what to set them on for the alarm to go off when they get to hot .They are a internal set up (make Schrader ,From USA) I've no problem with them. I'm running Cooper ST 17 on a Patrol 4.8 ,any advice would be great.Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: TomH - Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 19:43

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 19:43
Go for a run and see what they run at then set it up You do it on the headunit anyway

I found about 10- 15 above ambient was about right for normal temps
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Follow Up By: uppy - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 09:30

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 09:30
Thanks Ill try that,I live in WA so the roads get hot
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Reply By: Sigmund - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 07:48

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 07:48
I'd set them for pressure.

Do they have a rapid deflation warning too?
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Follow Up By: uppy - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 09:28

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 09:28
yes they do
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Reply By: TomH - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 08:42

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 08:42
Good suggestion heat varies with pressure When towing I worked on a 6lb rule in the tug and 4lb in the van.

So go for a drive for 30 mins and see how much the pressure rises. More than 6lb they are too soft less than they are too hard.

Some say 4lb all around but I found 6 better with a heavy load.

I had a full width mudflap on at the start of the trip and rear tyre temps went up to 65deg when rest were under 40. Took the flap off and all were similar,

Never used it agtain
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Follow Up By: uppy - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 09:32

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 09:32
Thanks I think Ill set them around 65-70 deg
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Follow Up By: TomH - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 09:36

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 09:36
50 would be enough from what I remember I had mine at.

Dont want it too hot or they might blow before it gets up to 70
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 16:26

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 16:26
What Tom said!

Maybe 45-55, and if you get false alarms just kick it up by 5 deg. Water at 53 deg is just too hot to stand on bare skin. A tyre at 70 would probably be those ones you see on side of highway.

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Follow Up By: Member - KeithB - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 23:01

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 23:01
Uppy,
We've just come over the Simpson in cool weather running 13/16 cold pressures which when hot were 16/19. Tyre temps went up to 65 degrees on the sunny side of the car and 58 in the shade.
Cheers
Keith
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Follow Up By: TomH - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 09:04

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 09:04
Yes that happens but I think temps running in hot sand would not equate to temps on the road.
Mine did run a little hotter on the sunny side but change when direction does. Found about 7-10 above ambient was normal.
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Follow Up By: Member - KeithB - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:48

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:48
I agree with that. Front tyres seem to run cooler perhaps because they see more fresh cool air.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 13:11

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 13:11
Thanks everyone for the advice,will set them at 55-60 deg and see how things go .Cheers Uppy
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