Tyre Pressure

Submitted: Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 14:47
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Just a quick question regarding tyre pressure. Due to the fact that I have a fairly slow compressor, is it safe to air up to around 28psi for a short highway trip to the nearest service station rather than air up fully on the side of the road? Obviously speed would be kept below 100km/h and the duration wouldn't be any longer that 15 or 20 minutes.
Thanks.
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 15:18

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 15:18
Mudfj60
Should not be a prob as long as you keep the speed down as you said.Regards Bob
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Reply By: Kiwi Winchtruck - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 16:58

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 16:58
You don't say what type of tyres your running on. If they are standard mud-grip type tyres, short runs of 20 mins would not be a problem at all at 28 psi. If your running Simex or Swamper type tyres, this would not be advisable as they need to be fully inflated to stop aggressive wear from tarseal roads etc. With the cost of good rubber, it pays to look after them!!

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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 18:16

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 18:16
gday mud.
as said it will have a lot to do with the tyre size you have .
eg if your normal pressures are 32-34 shouldnt be a problen just slow down but if your running 45 or over i would just spend the extra time at get them up to close to pressureback by popular demand
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Follow Up By: Mudfj60 - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 00:36

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 00:36
Thanks all,
The tyres in question are 35 inch MTR's run on a 60 series cruiser, so it looks like thats safe enough.
Cheers.
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