air comp and tyres

Submitted: Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 21:35
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G'day all, Well I bought the max air 2 compressor. I got it for $360. (Have I done right????).(yes I think so)
For tyres I bought Toyo 225/75R16 for $211 plus $30 per tube fitted.
A question, They put 45psi in each tyre, the Tyre Maintenance Programme Passport said 38psi????????. I have put it down to this Pressure. What pressure do the EO people recommend?
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Reply By: Member - Damien L (Cairns) - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 21:37

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 21:37
ps. I could not find a Sidewinder in Cairns. No one stocks them.
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Follow Up By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 23:28

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 23:28
Sorry that they are not available in Cairns. Next shipment is due in March.

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Reply By: ross - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 09:17

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 09:17
Thats about the right price for the Maxair 2. Ive seen the earlier model for under $300.
I think most people run 40-50 in tubed skinny tyres.
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Reply By: Splits - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 11:45

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 11:45
Damien

The same thing happened to me when I bought a new set of tyres for my current car. They are stock 205 x 16 on split rims on the same car you have. The tyre dealer said 40 psi. The owner's hand book said 25 each end unloaded and up to 34 at the rear depending on load. I rang the tyre manufacturer and was told to use the factory pressures, don't let them down except for sand and never ever exceed them by more than 4 psi.

I have done so ever since with excellent results on surfaces ranging from freeways to Outback roads to the High Country.

Yours are slightly larger than stock size so you may need an extra pound or two above factory pressures. There is a weight per psi that each tyre will support but it may differ between sizes and brands.

I would definitely ring Toyo and ask them. If you get onto someone who says they think a certain pressure should be right, then ask to speak to a their technical staff. You need an exact answer. The phone call I had lasted 20 minutes with one of their technicians and it is amazing what you can learn.

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Follow Up By: Member - Damien L (Cairns) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:23

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 15:23
Thanks for that Brian, I will run them at 38 and how they feel.

The price of the max air ranged from 360 to 418. Where I got it they had 398 but matched the ceapest price because I bought the tyres there.
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