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Re: TIre gauge accuracy (or lack thereof)

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Right on, Dana......squishy IS better off road, and thinking about your requirements(we are strictly snow) to need "airing up" I would think you would want to pump them up to a pre-determined psi, then verify rolling radius with a fixture; then adjust as needed. 3/4" is not all that unusual due to uneven weight distr., and with the advent of all-wheel drive like our Select-Trac 242 case and our Quadra Trac CJ7, we have to watch them like a hawk. A local tire shop installed new rubber in front of a little Subaru or some such car, and the customer drove to Sacramento, about 100 miles. It SMOKED the power divider. The thing is, the tire could be CIRCUMFERENTIALLY equal, but the ROLLING RADIUS due to differences in chassis weight distribution could be off by quite a bit.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Four wheel drive is a terrible thing to waste.

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