No body will ever make that statement. Tire pressure liability has become a hot topic ever since the Ford/Firestone
fiasco. Today's way of doing business has everyone sue happy and most states have adopted the vehicle tire label
as the bible for setting requirements. CA has a law that any vehicle that comes into a repair facility for service work
is required to have the tire pressure set to that spec. The only way around it is to have the customer sign a waiver
and keep it on file with his service records. I run a higher PSI to get better MPG's, tire wear and better handling.
The CA CHP and San Jose PD both did a study on higher tire pressures and they have both concluded it's better
to run higher pressures for the same reasons, I stated above. Overall tire life and better handling were the key improvements
for them and better MPG numbers will be an added benefit for us. Following the "RECOMMENDED" pressure is okay
if you like to drive a bowling ball. It squirms to much for me. It's ill handling and could easily cause a dangerous situation
in an emergency maneuver, IMO. I had this happen with my new truck. I had to swerve to avoid another vehicle and it
started to roll the tires as it began to lean @ 60 mph. My truck weights 7400 lbs. That was @ the door label spec
and it's too low. I raised them up 15 psi and it made a night and day difference. Never felt so out of control in a vehicle
as I did that day. Having a Ram Diesel 4x4 crew cab swaying around in traffic isn't fun.
Upping tire pressure is adding safety to you driving regardless of the many varied opinions you find on the Interweb
40% of the cars I see on the road all have low tires and abnormal wear from running them low. That's the real danger
Low tires run hotter. They will cause an over correction situation with loss of control in a emergency/panic situation
Edited by drdiesel1, 14 March 2015 - 08:23 AM.