<VV> tire inflation question - generic; could be for Corvair...

Ron ronh at owt.com
Fri Oct 4 14:00:46 EDT 2013

The maximum pressure listed on the tire is the maximum safe pressure and is 
analogous to the maximum speed of the car and makes no sense for daily 
usage.  The car manufacturer lists the correct pressure for the weight and 
design of that particular car.  Certainly the same applies for your Corvair 
where if you inflate the tires to the maximum allowable pressure, you have a 
vehicle that will handle dangerously.  My Crossfire lists a maximum speed of 
149 mph in the owners manual.  That does not suggest that that is the speed 
you should be driving it at.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kinzelman, Andy" <akinzelm at greatnortherncorp.com>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2013 9:07 AM
Subject: <VV> tire inflation question - generic; could be for Corvair...

> Guys,
> The tire inflation specs on a car show the recommended pressure for the 
> tires originally supplied.  A family member has a Subaru which shows 32F / 
> 30R.  The tires she has on it are rated 44 PSI max.  My guess is she 
> should use higher pressures than shown on the sticker (gut feeling 37F / 
> 34R).  Any suggestions, advice, or warnings?
> Thanks,
> Andy K.
> Wisconsin
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