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Old 09-27-2010, 05:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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As a Noob, you have not experienced the sometimes acrimonious discussions concerning inflation pressure in tires. Here's what we agree on:

Increasing inflation pressure:

1) Improves fuel economy
2) Hurts ride quality

Here's what we have disagreement on:

Increasing inflation pressure:

3) Hurts tire wear
4) Hurts traction (This can be subdivided into dry traction, wet traction, hydroplaning resistance, and snow traction)
5) Increases the risk of impact damage
6) Increases the risk of vehicle rollover

You should read the discussion threads so you get a sense of the degree of disagreement and why there is disagreement. That way you can make up your own mind.
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