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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-26-2004, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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squealing with a spool!

I was just wondering....i remember reading this somewhere but ive searched and searched and i cant find it again. The less tire pressure, the less squealing you get with a spool(tires spinning on the raad that is)?

If thats true....how low of pressure should I go with radials(for on road use). I'm at 20lbs right now with 31x10.5". I'm talking about in city use too, not going above 45 mph.
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Re: squealing with a spool!

I've never had a spool, so I'm not speaking from experience here...

If you lower the tire pressure, you increase the contact patch, increasing traction. Wouldn't this make more noise?
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Re: squealing with a spool!

You could be right, but from what ive understood(wish I could find that post again), the less pressure in the tire, the less likely it will slip at all.

Almost like when you're off road. The rubber on the tire gives a little insidead of the whole tire slipping. Thats how I understand it atleast.
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Re: squealing with a spool!

The lower the tire pressure the more squeal you will get. The lower pressure gives more traction which will cause the inside tire to slip and skip on the ground.

I've run a welded rear at one point and I ran higher pressure in the rear to keep the tire chirping to a minimum while in parking lots.
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Re: squealing with a spool!

alright....maybe thats why my low pressure isnt halping things much. I appreciate the help guys.
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Re: squealing with a spool!

yeah..what mmartian said. I drove all day yesterday in my spooled sami on its stock sized tires to get a state inspection sticker. Most of what I have to do involves going in and out of parking lots, too. I had 23 lbs in all 4 tires and it was sccreeching pretty good, especially coming out of driveways onto busy streets. I cant wait to put the 31s back on there and get nothing but a little 'chuff' noise now and then.

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Re: squealing with a spool!

If it quits squeeling.....you just broke an axle.

run high tire pressures on the street (if locked).... your wheel bearings and axles will thank you
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Re: squealing with a spool!

I run 35 lbs on the street and get very little squealing
with 32 x 11.5 BFG Mudders.
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