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Old 06-28-2018, 11:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Pump up the tires psi.
They are currently set to 36 psi. What pressure do you recommend? Sounds like it might stiffen the ride and wear the tire tread down unevenly.

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Old 06-28-2018, 11:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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They are currently set to 36 psi. What pressure do you recommend? Sounds like it might stiffen the ride and wear the tire tread down unevenly.
It will cause a stiffer ride and probably a little more road noise, but it shouldn't affect tire wear. I run somewhere around 43 PSI on my Acura and appreciate what it has done for handling, but dislike the extra noise. Just experiment and see what is a good compromise for you. The higher the pressure, the better the MPG.
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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They are currently set to 36 psi. What pressure do you recommend? Sounds like it might stiffen the ride and wear the tire tread down unevenly.
You can go up to the max psi on the sidewall without worry, but it will stiffen the ride. That's up to you if you want a little better fuel efficiency or a comfy ride. Wayne Gerdes puts like 60+psi in his tires and they last twice as long as the tire mileage warranty, but that's just one example. Many people on this site go to crazy lengths to eek out an extra mpg or two and are willing to have a hay wagon ride to get it. It sounds like you just may want to hone in your hypermiling technique.

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I run my tires at 45-50 psi and haven't noted any accelerated or aberrant tire wear. Road noise increases a little bit, and you feel the bumps more.

NOTE: I think it may also contribute to going through headlight bulbs faster than other cars, so if you're looking for an excuse to upgrade to LED headlight bulbs, now is the time.
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i pump tires to 55 or 60 psi always the last 90,000 miles... have noticed no odd wear. more noise. Stiffer ride. Much better FE.
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Hello every I have a 99 ford ranger. It is a 4 cylinder 5 speed manual transmission. It is a 2 wheel drive short bed. I average abput 20 mipg and i would like to get to 30mpg.
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Hello every I have a 99 ford ranger. It is a 4 cylinder 5 speed manual transmission. It is a 2 wheel drive short bed. I average abput 20 mipg and i would like to get to 30mpg.
pretty good platform to start with. what mods or hyoermiling techniques are you considering?
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Thanks. I plan on a few aero mods. I want to make an aero bed shell. Of also like to add wheel covers and rear wheel skirts and a front air dam. I plan on starting with a vacuum gauge to help my driving habits. I will need to eventually get a scan gauge to finentune my driving habits. My commute is 12 miles and 90% of its highway
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Thanks. I plan on a few aero mods. I want to make an aero bed shell. Of also like to add wheel covers and rear wheel skirts and a front air dam. I plan on starting with a vacuum gauge to help my driving habits. I will need to eventually get a scan gauge to finentune my driving habits. My commute is 12 miles and 90% of its highway
Great. Start a new thread for your vehicle so people know you are here and what you are working with.

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