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your thoughts on tire pressure

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:shock: Holy tire wadding Batman! I'd say you need more :lol:

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I've been running 9psi in my 31 X 14's with my pressure gage. Chuck's gage says it's 9.5psi



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9 PSI for me on 14.5 x 32 M/T's.

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You can go up 1 pound at a time until the tires start to chatter or 60 foot goes away, then drop back 1-1.5 pounds and that should be real close to were you want to be. I have found it the past it sure helps on the big end with the drive and less tire wad with a better 60 foot. Stall converter, weight, tire size, rim to tire diff, side wall and many other factors make tire pressure unique to each racer. Hope this helps and good luck.
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It's hard to see the left rear tire, but it looks better from what we can see, I agree more air pressure is needed. I have 7 1/2 in mine.
BUT, what I think is the main problem, is that you are sitting on the WRONG side of the car :!: :lol: :lol: Just kidding.

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well for you 1/8 mile fags 9.5 psi is good but for us 1/4 men-that go 151 my car likes 10 - 10.5 plus my car weights 3350 so the more tire pressure you can run the better lmao on the fag joke dont kill me
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I run my 28/12.5/15 et streets at 18/19 psi. Anything less than that and it wants to change lanes
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My LX 545 is around 3200# small tire 10" tread 8" rim Hoosiers slicks. Tried 8-9#s and got tire roll, so got the best bite todate with 11#s cold about 11.75#s after the run. Still working on get more bite.

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thanks for the feedback, I knew I needed more but I didnt realize they were that out of shape.
the car is 3200 pound, rims are 15x14, c6. stall 5000.
Iam going to try 10 pound next time and work back from there, see what happened here is I have have listened to every man and hig about tyre pressure. When I should have done what I thought was right.
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I run 8-8 1/2 in mine. Same size stiff sidewall M/Ts
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This may not sound very scientific.......but the way I judged tire pressure when I installed 14" slicks the first time was to overinflate the tires, then let the air out till I had about 1 1/2" of the edge of the tread laying fairly flat against the pavement. It worked out to 9.5 lbs. As it turned out, it was a pretty good guess, hooks good and handles nice down track. I've used that method since on other rigs and it seems to work out ok for a starting point.

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