Originally Posted by MarkyB
It was mentioned that the tire was warmer than the others. What temperature difference would one start to get concerned?
Hard to say. The tireminder temp alarms can be set to whatever you want, but generally I would say the temperature changes I would be looking for would be the result of a stuck brake rather than the subtle drag caused by my failing tire carcass. (Additionally the Tireminder accuracy is +-3F or so, (I think) so it's not really scientific quality instrumentation.) The actual temps I was seeing were about 93-95 F on three of the tires and 103F on the bad one after 80 miles of 65mph towing in 90F ambient. It was pretty subtle.
The way I look at it now, the temps I saw by themselves would not worry me tomorrow. However, add to that a newly noticed vibration, and I'm at least pulling over and thumping the tires to see if anything sounds funny.
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