Diamond - If you really are Diamond[Bendigo]

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 22:59
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Looking for your suggestion as to the correct tyre pressures to run GU Nissan 3.0litre TD 2003 model fitted with Cooper 265/75/16 AT's.

Suggestions for empty, laden and trailer towing would be appreciated. Towing would be a camper trailer weighing in at about 1 ton I guess although still to get that and weigh it. On those occaisons chances are that the driving will be 50/50 gravel and hardtop.

Laden would be driving long distance with 4 adults and the normal amount of gear for 2 or 3 weeks holiday. most on hardtops

Unladen would be 4 adults and no, or very little gear. Mostly hardtop.

Tyre place put 34 in all round. Mate has 50 all round in his.

Put me straight Mr Guru. [And stay as Diamond [Bendigo] coz then we know you are the man to talk to for tyres]


Dave B
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Reply By: ray91 - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 23:05

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 23:05
34 / 36 psi sounds about right 50 is way to much IMO
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 23:57

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 at 23:57
its late he would be sleeping like a baby?
please take a seat and the doctor will be right with you .
probably lunch time tommorow me thinks?
(no i am not his secretary , she has better legs lol.)1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 11:40

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 11:40
Toonfish, You're a bit harsh on the old fella. If we were playing around with tyres all day and spending half the night chatting up girls you'd be sleeping in too. lol
Since your interested in legs, get the story from him about the Irish legs. ne cede malis
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 18:20

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 18:20
good evening money pit.
wow where do i start lol.
well normal every day 34-36 psi.
fully laden with camper on black top around 36-40 psi.
graval if for a fair distance with full load around 26-28 psi but keep speed down.
gravel/dirt unloaded dont be scared 22-24 psi i go down to 18 psi but some people dont like going down that low.
and tell your mate to let his down straight away or he will ruin the worlds greatest tyre hehehehe. back by popular demand
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Follow Up By: Moneypit - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 20:54

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 20:54
Thanks Diamond. Knew you'd be somewheres about.

If I was towing a camper with the normal stuff for holiday inland and on the same tyres would I be letting that down to the same pressures as the 4WD.


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Reply By: Mickl - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 21:41

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 21:41
The difference between this and other age old opinion arguments (best vehicle, best tyre, best compressor... blah blah blah) is it doesn't cost a cent to try different pressures out and see whats best for your tyres, on your vehicle! Don't fall into the trap of believing all the so called fire side experts. In this case use opions as a guide (starting point) and experiment a little. For example: Find a steepish scaly track, wack in 45 psi and see how you go, try it again with say 28psi. You'll find it is easier for you with 28psi.... Go out and give it a go!
50 psi is way to high for general driving, travel fast on dirt or gravel roads and stones can easily penetrate the tread and cause punctures. Remember as the tyre heats up this pressure is going to be even higher. Damage within the casing is also possible if the pressures are to high.
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