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Old 10-19-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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I am a new owner of a 24S and I can see that suspension upgrades are needed right out of the box. I have ordered the Hellwig sway bar and will make a decision on shocks after I install it. Because of this I have come to the conclusion that the sprinter chassis was designed for a lighter cargo van and is maxed out with the motorhome weight. So I am now pondering tire pressure and wondering if it should be increased also. I would appreciate any thoughts you have on this, and would like to know if anyone agrees and has increased tire pressure, and what were your results in handling and increased MPG.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:25 AM   #2
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Over inflation is never a good idea.
You can upgrade the tires to a heavier ply rating.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:15 AM   #3
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Never exceed the pressure rating on the the tire side wall.
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I have a 24S also, I have my tire pressure set at 65 PSI on all the tires and have 15000 mile on my Solera. The tires are all evenly worn and I have had no problems with them. The tags on the cab states for the front tires to be 57 PSI and the rear 61 PSI and side wall on the tires states 80 PSI max. So I'd just go with what you think is best up to that 80 PSI. I did upgrade the sway bar and it does improve the handling a great deal still thinking about the shocks?:-} Maybe next year on those. Good luck with your Solera the DW and I love ours.
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:38 PM   #5
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No I would never exceed the 80lbs the tires are rated for but I am thinking like the post above 65 or 70 might be more inline with the weight we are carrying on the chassis instead of the recommended 57 and 61 lbs. Thanks
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #6
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I Run 65 PSI cold pressure in mine - that pressure will increase once on the road from friction to around 75psi, but I never let it exceed 80 psi.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:45 PM   #7
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I Run 65 PSI cold pressure in mine - that pressure will increase once on the road from friction to around 75psi, but I never let it exceed 80 psi.
It sounds like you are adjusting the pressure once the tires get hot? You shouldn't do that.
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It sounds like you are adjusting the pressure once the tires get hot? You shouldn't do that.
Agreed, after the tires cool off the PSI will return to normal.
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It sounds like you are adjusting the pressure once the tires get hot? You shouldn't do that.
As long as he re-inflates them to the right pressure when cold, it shouldn't hurt a thing. Just more work.
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As long as he re-inflates them to the right pressure when cold, it shouldn't hurt a thing. Just more work.
If they were at the right cold pressure (which is the only pressure that matters), and he lets air out of them, then they are under-inflated at that point, period.
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