On Fri, 9 Jan 2015 10:51:08 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You can do better than the 25% but it takes work. Pump the tires up
to a value that is higher than your desired pressure and then press
the recalibrate button. Then reduce the pressure to your desired
pressure. In your case, you said that a setting of 41 causes the
warning at 32 - roughly 25% low. Just recalibrate the system at 38 or
39 in order to get a warning at <30.
You make a good point that these systems are not required. I have
always had a good gauge and used it regularly but as I get older I
like that if I get lazy and don't check for a while, it still warns
On the Kias at least the tpms needs to be dealer reset. And since I've had
a dashlight since 2012, I suspect one of the units might be damaged or mala
djusted. If I inflate my tires to at least 35psi, the light goes out. So
it may not be a battery in one of the modules.
Ed Pawlowski wrote: "I adjust to 1/100 PSI
and stop every ten miles to adjust. In really
cold weather I can go 15 miles before they
get too high. "
Sarcasm unnecessary. If I notice a
difference, then it has worked for me.
rbowman, Ed Pawlowski:
I check my tires on a time basis and in
a manner that satisfies ME. Some drivers
never check them.
I'm proud not to be in the latter category.
Think about how you would feel if someone
else made the same comments about you that
you did about me. Treat others the way
you would like to be.
Ed Pawlowski wrote: "- show quoted text -
Wow, you were serious about 1/10 of a pound????
I know some serious car guys but never heard of anyone be
that anal. "
How about the way you arrange all the socks in your
drawer by color?
Seriously, before you call someone anal, think about how
you'd feel if someone called YOU anal.
Like I said, for every one of me, there are 100 who don't
even TOUCH their tires. Think about that next time
you're on the highway - how many adjacent vehicles
are riding 10psi above or below their recommended
Back to topic, people: TIRE PRESSURES - not
how "anal" someone is.
On 1/10/2015 7:56 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I have a few pairs of black socks in the back of the drawer. I have a
bunch of white socks in the front of the drawer. All the same
brand,same everything. Makes life simple.
I've been called worse. Most of us are probably anal about something.
Go ahead, call me what you want. If you've not already called me an
a-hole I'd be disappointed.
You said 1/10th. If you would say 10# that is opposite overboard, but I
agree, many are =/- that much. If you said you keep your tires within
1#, I'd believe you and say, very good.
OK, your not anal (maybe), but at 1/10th PSI you are not believable. Was
that a typo? You have to pull your car into a science lab, not use
garage tools. You can get a $90 digital gauge that reads to 0.10 but
typical tire gauges a +/- 2 psi. By the time you get the 4th tire as
close as you say, the first will have changed 1/10th.
I'd put money on it. At any given time if I went to your car and
checked the tires, they would be out more than that.
Ed Pawlowski wrote: "I've been called worse.
Most of us are probably anal about something.
Go ahead, call me what you want. If you've not
already called me an a-hole"
I'll call you by your given name. I've been
called too many names and adjectives in
my life to not know how it feels. Ergo the
little scriptural above about doing to others
as you would like done to yourself.
And yes, I am very precise about tire
pressures. On my large dial gauge I
can adust to exactly the 30, 32, or 34psi
tick mark and be satisfied with the
result. Call that anal - I call it common
People also tend to criticize what they
don't understand or are ignorant of. And
that leads to name-calling or adjectives
(such as 'weird' or 'anal'). It's hunan
nature. I can forgiveyou if that's genuinely
On 1/11/2015 8:48 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I agree that is common sense. Going back to the original statemnt I
saw, it read 1/10 of a pound. That is far different that using the tick
marks of a normal tire gauge.
Not a matter of understanding. When I read 1/10 of a pound, I honestly
thought it was a joke. Really. Your present statement is very
believable. The best driver in the world could not tell if three tires
were inflated to 32# and one was 32.1#.
I don't know about anal but I see some serious technical problems with
measuring pressure that accurately including ambient temperature,
atmospheric pressure, the A/D conversion, and so forth. But if it makes the
OP feel good...
On Sat, 10 Jan 2015 16:56:39 -0800 (PST), email@example.com
OK - on RECOMMENDED pressures -
I generally run at least 5 psi higher than the sticker pressure on the
car. Stock tire size. Tires wear better, and handle a LOT better - no
"tucking in" on hard corners.Rides a wee bit harsher, but that can be
an advantage when a car rides like it's on a cloud.
And what pressure to you run an a lightly loaded pickup that came from
the factory on little 14 inch tires when you put larger 15 inch snow
tires on it? Or even bigger 16 inch LT tires on the summer mags???
The "recommended" pressure goes right out the window.
(HInt - you do NOT use the pressure stamped on the sidewalls or you
might as well be running on steel trolley wheels!!!)
On 1/11/2015 9:52 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Agree on that. Added benefit is the TPMS light does not go on if the
weather turns cold. I happened to be at the dealer's service area on a
day we had the first cold snap. Sure enough, a couple of people cam in
to have tires checked.
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