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Old 07-06-2014, 03:30 PM   #1
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Trying to get home in massive crosswinds, any ideas. I'm swaying all over the road

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Old 07-06-2014, 03:36 PM   #2
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Other than parking until evening, tightening up the sway control more than normal and airing the tires to their max (screw spec. If the tire can take it, give it.) is about all you can do on the road.

Good luck and be safe!
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Tires have 70 lbs so will tighten sway and drive slow. Thanks

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Old 07-06-2014, 04:42 PM   #4
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Trying to get home in massive crosswinds, any ideas. I'm swaying all over the road

kids think tt stands for tan turd.

We went thru the same thing on our way home this afternoon. Just slowing down helped immensely. Even just going from 65 mph down to 60 mph made a huge difference!!

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Old 07-06-2014, 05:11 PM   #5
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Thanks down to 50 now

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Old 07-06-2014, 06:05 PM   #6
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Tires have 70 lbs so will tighten sway and drive slow. Thanks
DO NOT GO above max pressure stated on the side of the tire. Just slow down, even if it's down to 40-45mph. You have no idea "What the tire will take" OR the wheel before a minor bump/road crack could cause a blowout.
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DO NOT GO above max pressure stated on the side of the tire. Just slow down, even if it's down to 40-45mph. You have no idea "What the tire will take" OR the wheel before a minor bump/road crack could cause a blowout.
What the tire can take is printed on the side of the tire. Why I said air the tires to their max.

Spec is printed on the door sticker. Max pressure the tire can take is expressed in psi and kpa.
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(screw spec. If the tire can take it, give it.)

IMO this could be dangerous advice.
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What the tire can take is printed on the side of the tire. Why I said air the tires to their max...
I believe you stated: "airing the tires to their max (screw spec. If the tire can take it, give it.) is about all you can do on the road."

Which leads one to what could be a possible very dangerous situation. Not good. IMHO
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Didn't air up the tires. I checked the air pressure and they were all at factory spec. Was a little white knuckles when I said 70lb they are at 65 psi. I've been involved in blowouts so not testing air pressure when I don't know what they can take. Tightened sway bar and just made it home now. Thanks for the advise. It's going in for service tues and gonna have them inspect everything and put another sway on it. New to this but should not have had this hard of a time.thanks again everyone

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