Wandering problem solved.........again

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markr132001

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Hard to believe what a difference correct tire pressure makes in the
way these cars handle. After filling the tires to 15psi front and
30psi rear and extra weight in the front trunk, and it drives so
much better at 55mph. A little windy otherwise would have pushed
for 60 or 65 down the hill.

Have fun, Mark
 
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Larry & Nancy Solheim

Guest
A very, true fact ..... for the BIAS-BELT tires .....
keep the presssure up with radials!

Keep drivin' straight --LarryS


--- markr132001 <westlake5@charter.net> wrote:

> Hard to believe what a difference correct tire
> pressure makes in the
> way these cars handle. After filling the tires to
> 15psi front and
> 30psi rear and extra weight in the front trunk, and
> it drives so
> much better at 55mph. A little windy otherwise
> would have pushed
> for 60 or 65 down the hill.
>
> Have fun, Mark
>
>




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John Friese

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I run my car with bias play tires at 14 psi. for the fronts. My car
with radials I run at about 20 psi on the fronts. Both cars have
about 30 psi on the rear tires. I find that if I inflate the front
radial tires to higher pressures the car tends to wander. With these
pressure settings, I run the cars at over 70 MPH and both of them
drive just fine. My Red car has a 1300 cc engine and I've run it at
82 MPH with room under the peddle. I suspect it would have a top
speed of about 88 MPH but given the configuration of the Amphicars,
I'd rather not run them that fast.

John Friese
67 White
67 Red




--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Larry & Nancy Solheim
<amphi662001@y...> wrote:
> A very, true fact ..... for the BIAS-BELT tires .....
> keep the presssure up with radials!
>
> Keep drivin' straight --LarryS
>
>
> --- markr132001 <westlake5@c...> wrote:
>
> > Hard to believe what a difference correct tire
> > pressure makes in the
> > way these cars handle. After filling the tires to
> > 15psi front and
> > 30psi rear and extra weight in the front trunk, and
> > it drives so
> > much better at 55mph. A little windy otherwise
> > would have pushed
> > for 60 or 65 down the hill.
> >
> > Have fun, Mark
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
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Michael Echemann

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Mark, you are 100% correct. To much pressure in the front tires is the
biggest reason Amphi owners have poor rides up front.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: "markr132001" <westlake5@charter.net>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 12:44 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Wandering problem solved.........again


Hard to believe what a difference correct tire pressure makes in the
way these cars handle. After filling the tires to 15psi front and
30psi rear and extra weight in the front trunk, and it drives so
much better at 55mph. A little windy otherwise would have pushed
for 60 or 65 down the hill.

Have fun, Mark




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