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RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

They recommend using those charts unless you want to blindly run what the manufacturer says that is a CYA for them. Do you seriously think vehicle manufactures don’t know about those charts and don’t use them as one of the criteria when selecting a tire and determining what pressures are optimum for that particular vehicle? Look at the door of a newer RAM SRW they call for 80psi rear. No one in their right mind would run 80 unloaded. The dash goes crazy if you lower the air on a 2500. 3500's you can lower without the nanny screaming at you. Of course they know about the charts! They base their psi's on them. Some times! On my DRW they are right on with 80/65psi for full axle ratings. 80 is correct loaded or unloaded. I use the charts to adjust the rears. I checked yesterday my front and rears both have 8/32" tread remaining. No rotation other than moving fronts side to side with same rotation. Mine calls for 75 loaded, 45 unloaded. I run 80 and 50.
wilber1 10/10/19 12:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

They recommend using those charts unless you want to blindly run what the manufacturer says that is a CYA for them. Do you seriously think vehicle manufactures don’t know about those charts and don’t use them as one of the criteria when selecting a tire and determining what pressures are optimum for that particular vehicle?
wilber1 10/09/19 11:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

Wilber buddy do what you want, call it what you want I explained what works and how. Oh and let's not forget I get by far better mileage and perfect tread wear than most by using the charts. Your opinion only. The charts claim no such thing, they only give maximum loads for different pressures. I guess GY Tech Support knows nothing! They know how much weight their tires can support at different pressures and that is all those charts are telling you, nothing more. It says so right at the top of the chart.
wilber1 10/09/19 06:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

Wilber buddy do what you want, call it what you want I explained what works and how. Oh and let's not forget I get by far better mileage and perfect tread wear than most by using the charts. Your opinion only. The charts claim no such thing, they only give maximum loads for different pressures.
wilber1 10/09/19 12:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

" If you tailor your pressures for your actual load, you are running your tires at their maximum because that is what those tables mean. They are not recommended pressures, they are the maximum load the tire can handle at that pressure." If you contact GY Tech they will tell you it's fine to use those numbers but to also add 5psi to what the chart dictates. They are just giving a fudge factor in case you are out on your weights. Goodyear doesn’t know what application the tire is being used for, they are just giving maximum weights for specific pressures. Do you think NASCAR uses tire load charts or do they use the optimum pressures to give the best performance for their particular vehicle? Vehicle manufactures specify pressures that give what they consider to be the best compromise between load capacity, wear, handling, braking and ride for that particular vehicle. Not all vehicles using the same tire will use the same recommended pressures for that very reason. Yes they do add 5psi because the load can change going down the road. Follow the chart with proper inflation based on load and the tire will wear even, better ride and stopping plain and simple. Not sure what NASCAR has to do with the subject. Load charts are about load, not wear. You can have two different vehicles, weighing the same using the same tires that will need very different pressures to give optimum performance because they are very different in other ways and uses. The tire manufacturer doesn’t know how the tire will be used in every case, only how much weight it can support at a given pressure. Have you ever gotten 80, 100 and 120 out of a set of tires? The formula works! I add 10psi to the fronts because of edge wear turning and 5 to the rears. Contact patch for best braking tread wear and ride ALL are best at proper inflation using the weight/inflation charts. I learned a lot talking to GY tech on this subject years ago. I will add to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended pressures if I am experiencing edge wear. The tire manufacture doesn’t know what application his tires will be used for, he just doesn’t want people to overload them. Read what it says at the top of the chart. “Tire load limits at various cold inflation pressures used in normal highway service” It doesn’t say anything about them being recommended pressures for your particular vehicle.
wilber1 10/09/19 08:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

" If you tailor your pressures for your actual load, you are running your tires at their maximum because that is what those tables mean. They are not recommended pressures, they are the maximum load the tire can handle at that pressure." If you contact GY Tech they will tell you it's fine to use those numbers but to also add 5psi to what the chart dictates. They are just giving a fudge factor in case you are out on your weights. Goodyear doesn’t know what application the tire is being used for, they are just giving maximum weights for specific pressures. Do you think NASCAR uses tire load charts or do they use the optimum pressures to give the best performance for their particular vehicle? Vehicle manufactures specify pressures that give what they consider to be the best compromise between load capacity, wear, handling, braking and ride for that particular vehicle. Not all vehicles using the same tire will use the same recommended pressures for that very reason. Yes they do add 5psi because the load can change going down the road. Follow the chart with proper inflation based on load and the tire will wear even, better ride and stopping plain and simple. Not sure what NASCAR has to do with the subject. Load charts are about load, not wear. You can have two different vehicles, weighing the same using the same tires that will need very different pressures to give optimum performance because they are very different in other ways and uses. The tire manufacturer doesn’t know how the tire will be used in every case, only how much weight it can support at a given pressure.
wilber1 10/08/19 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

" If you tailor your pressures for your actual load, you are running your tires at their maximum because that is what those tables mean. They are not recommended pressures, they are the maximum load the tire can handle at that pressure." If you contact GY Tech they will tell you it's fine to use those numbers but to also add 5psi to what the chart dictates. They are just giving a fudge factor in case you are out on your weights. Goodyear doesn’t know what application the tire is being used for, they are just giving maximum weights for specific pressures. Do you think NASCAR uses tire load charts or do they use the optimum pressures to give the best performance for their particular vehicle? Vehicle manufactures specify pressures that give what they consider to be the best compromise between load capacity, wear, handling, braking and ride for that particular vehicle. Not all vehicles using the same tire will use the same recommended pressures for that very reason.
wilber1 10/07/19 09:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

How about the inflation table Not interested in running over inflated. Ride is more harsh and less performance. Load inflation tables just give the maximum loads for different pressures, they are not recommended pressures. Vehicle recommended pressures are a compromise between load capability, handling, stopping and ride. The door jam sticker is for the MAX GAWR of each axle individually. Our 2001 RAM paper work actually had an included document to show inflation for lighter loads. If you believes in leaving an axle weighing 3200-3400 when empty at 80 PSI, why are you not inflating your fronts to 80 PSI? Oh, wait manufacturer said you only need 60 PSI for that lighter axle load!! Which reminds me, I need to lower my rears to 42 PSI as I will not be towing again for 7 months. https://i.imgur.com/Bts97mKl.jpg Read my post again, I am not advocating running max pressure all the time, just pointing out that load inflation tables are just that, maximum load ratings at different pressures. If you tailor your pressures for your actual load, you are running your tires at their maximum because that is what those tables mean. They are not recommended pressures, they are the maximum load the tire can handle at that pressure.
wilber1 10/06/19 11:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

I run 80 psi all tires all the time. The reason being it's easier and more time to spot a tire going flat. I have driven many miles. Lower starting pressures builds more heat. It actually inflates the tire the longer driving. Too much heat causes blowouts. This only applies if the tire is overloaded and under pressured. If the lower pressure is adequate for the amount of weight on the tire then there's no problem. I too have a 3500 SRW Ram/Cummins and run 55-60 front year around and 75 loaded/towing and 50 non loaded on the rear. At 50 on the rear according to my TPMS even in the hottest of days here in Georgia the highest heated pressure I've ever seen is maybe 55-56 and no excessive heat on the tire X2
wilber1 10/05/19 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

How about the inflation table Not interested in running over inflated. Ride is more harsh and less performance. Load inflation tables just give the maximum loads for different pressures, they are not recommended pressures. Vehicle recommended pressures are a compromise between load capability, handling, stopping and ride.
wilber1 10/05/19 08:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: General thoughts on Hybrids

Cars just keep getting smarter. Companies like Audi are coming out with plug in hybrids that use the nav system and traffic reports to optimize use of the hybrid system depending on road and traffic conditions. For instance if you are commuting into a city, it will do things like use the ICE on the highway and switch to electric mode when you get into city traffic.
wilber1 10/02/19 11:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

300,000 lbs? Ya sure it will.
wilber1 09/23/19 11:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: No more GM diesels?!

I suppose the next thing will be hybrid railroad locomotives. That’ll never work. They already are 'hybrids'. Diesel electric. Diesel engine drives an alternator, alternator powers the traction motors. Not really, no battery to store recovered energy. Wouldn’t be surprised to see batteries added in future to make them hybrids.
wilber1 09/22/19 09:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Ram 68RFE Question

When my 48R dies can it be replaced with the 68R? There didn’t used to be, too many computers involved between the 6.7 and 68RFE. Maybe someone has figured it out by now, The 5.9 would be great with a six speed.
wilber1 09/20/19 10:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

I had a 01 and enquired about a lock up controller to keep the converter locked in second. I was told I would also need a modified valve body, a switch wouldn’t do it on its own. A worthwhile thing to do though because if you can keep the converter locked, temperatures won’t go up much at all. You will also need a way to keep the converter locked if you install an exhaust brake.
wilber1 09/16/19 01:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ecoboost vs. V8 - Can you explain?

BMW seems to do pretty well with I6's.
wilber1 09/08/19 02:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Rebel and Rotella Gas Truck Oil vs the Ike

Peak scavenge temperatures in gas turbine hot sections can reach 250 C (480F). They make synthetic oils that can handle that.
wilber1 08/27/19 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Revenge is mine, says the buffalo herd...

Don't take selfies with the fluffy cows.
wilber1 08/25/19 12:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Are you a safe driver? Do you have lidar built into your head? If you answered yes and no driving without lidar is possible though I agree that it has been challenging. The biggest issue that I see is how to prevent humans from bullying self driving cars. Define safe? No accidents in over 40 years? Yep I'm a safe driver. No accidents at all? Nope, not a safe driver. No tickets in a very long time? Yep, I'm a safe driver. "Do I have Lidar built into my head?" Yes; and much; much; much better. Brains are amazing things. They can make thousands of calculations a second. My brain can differentiate between a shadow and a real thing in a thousand of a second. My brain can do this in almost all circumstances. It takes very high powered computers and very expensive sensors to do this. And that same computer can't do that in almost all circumstances like my brain can. Computers can do a lot of things amazingly well. Repetitive tasks are one of them. unfortunately driving is not a repetitive task. It's pretty much opposite of repetitive. It's very random. People "bullying self driving cars?" #1 There is no such things as self driving cars. (at least full self driving cars)(how can cars be bullied when there is someone at the wheel attentive at all times?) #2 That being the case, nobody has bullied them yet. #3 Lets say there are FSD cars. How are you going to stop people from bulling them? How is that going to work? We can't even stop people from spraying graffiti on buildings or pooping in public! Computer or brain, if the software sucks, so does the result,
wilber1 08/18/19 12:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

I get the impression Rivian will be more marketed towards the contracter type and the Tesla maybe more to the truck enthusiast. Both have a market. Tesla has a fairly big following which will work for them initially. Right now Tesla makes over a 1000 cars per day about 500 per day which are sold in the US and 150 per day sold in Canada with the rest spread out over another dozen countries with a lot of pent up demand. Lots of room for growth there. Trucks are more of a North American thing so Rivian will have a smaller but still significant market. Interesting Factoid. The number of public charge locations just passed number of public gas stations in Britain. We should welcome it for healthier competition that we the consumers will eventually benefit. The more the merrier. Europe may overtake us in proportion of EV cars. But they are not so into our trucks, lol. The US truck market is protected. The Europeans will build EV trucks for other markets.
wilber1 08/15/19 11:11am Tow Vehicles
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