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Old 04-26-2017, 01:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Cool video, thanks Metro.

I wonder what it's rated pressure is, probably 35psig for an older tire? If so, that's still about four and a half times it's rated pressure.

Typically in engineering, things are designed to a safety factor. Safety factor of 2.0:1 means that it was designed to twice the rated load. For the products we design where I work, because the failures could cause death, safety factors are 4:1, 6:1, or 10:1. I can see tires being in the same category, so I would expect a 4:1 or 6:1 safety factor. I'm impressed that the tire still has such a high burst pressure considering it's age.

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