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    Tyre pressure

    So how do I know what tyre pressure to run on my home built rod?
    I seem to recall reading a thread on here showing how to work it out, but can't find it now.
    I may live in East London, I may have a number plate that reads "Chopt", but I do NOT use 6" wheel spacers!

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    I did mine by painting a stripe across the tread in emulsion paint and going for a drive, paint left on the shoulders, too much pressure, paint in the middle not enough. That got me in the ballpark and then I just played around for a bit until it felt ok. Not very scientific, but it worked ok.
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    Might not be scientific but your way chaley sounds good.
    Last edited by brading; Yesterday at 13:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brading View Post
    Might not be scientific but your way chaley sound good.
    It'll most likely also work to a degree by driving over a damp flat surface and checking the footprint left behind.

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    Chaley's method is probably the nearest to scientific!

    The way I've done it is pick a modern rear drive car, on relatively high profile tyres and of a similar weight eg my wife had a BMW One Series on 16" wheels, that ticked all those boxes, and provided the pressure settings for my Riley on 16" taxi radials. Tyres appear to be wearing evenly.

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    That method of Chaleys was told to me a long time ago not so much for tyre pressures but for wheel alignment (which is what I used it for) so it's got to be a win win
    (I used those tyre marking crayons not paint but still the same)

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    Thank you, I will be trying it soon.
    I may live in East London, I may have a number plate that reads "Chopt", but I do NOT use 6" wheel spacers!

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