Tire Pressures


World Famous Barge in a Budget
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Nov 22, 2010
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Kingston Ontario Eh?
It is best to read on the tire to see what the manufacturer recommends.
Never go by the tire itself. Always go what the vehicle tire placard says.
Bias ply on my car is at 26 psi. I run radials at 32. An addition of 6 psi as per industry standards.
Car calls for 24? Do 30 with radials.
Its that simple.
Lost of posts making a mountain out of a molehill.
Our cars are pushing 50 plus years old and many in different stages of condition and/or wear.
Set the pressures to whatever you want that makes you feel comfortable and safe to drive.

Been in the biz since early 90's and been around C bodies all my life.

Slap Stick

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Dec 3, 2020
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St. Charles county, MO
Those were defective Firestones if I remember correctly. Most of the issues were in Texas and Ariz at high temperatures.
There were two Firestone/Ford debacles. One was the defective Firestone 500s, which were defective. I had a new car that had them and they were pure junk. That was the late 70s. The other was with the Explorers, which had to do with overloading and being undersized. A cousin was a tire factory rep then used to joke about the competitor and their junk tires. He had a purdy green loaded 69 383 Super Bee.