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Old 07-12-2016, 06:46 PM   #111
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I generally run 65 to 70 . Often find myself up to 80 @ times. Dam truck want to run .
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:52 PM   #112
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X2.

The biggest problem that I've personally seen on 2 lanes of traffic is that a line forms behind the slowest vehicles because you can't get out into the passing lane. The faster vehicles (of all stripes) will seldom allow a vehicle caught behind those slower vehicles to move over into the passing lane.

So the queue to pass gets ever longer and when you finally get an opportunity to pass it takes a bit to build up speed. It seems to take forever to get around the long queue and now you are contributing to the backup - in both lanes.

Only lot of patience and a little courtesy (and a nice long, straight, flat stretch of road) will help clear up the mess.
We're talking about I 10, not a 2 lane.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:08 PM   #113
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My ole' Dodge has 4:10 gears and a diesel....I drive 60-65 towing or not. I sold the '68 Road Runner years ago. 440 4:30 gears 4500 stall 1150 dominator 580/600 268/278 at .50. I can hear it raptarap now. Young and stupid.


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Old 07-12-2016, 08:59 PM   #114
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My ole' Dodge has 4:10 gears and a diesel....I drive 60-65 towing or not. I sold the '68 Road Runner years ago. 440 4:30 gears 4500 stall 1150 dominator 580/600 268/278 at .50. I can hear it raptarap now. Young and stupid.


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Old 07-21-2016, 09:41 AM   #115
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Cruz control on 62, where speed limit is above that.
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:02 AM   #116
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Just got home from being on I10 (75mph freeway) all day from AZ to NM. Came up on a large group of vehicles going very slow. We thought there must be a wreck or some more construction. Nope, just 4 RVs all in a row going 55 making the heavy traffic (lots of semi trucks) queue up to pass them. Maybe someday I will agree that slower is always safer but I'm not there yet. So when I pass all you slow and steadies I'll shake my head and call you a rolling roadblock and you can shake your head and call me an impatient idiot.
I see this often enough. 55 in a 70 does not sound enjoyable to me but plenty of people here seem very proud of how slow they can go. If you slow it down enough and leave it parked in the drive, that is the ultimate in safety.
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:54 AM   #117
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Just got back from a 4400 miles trip.
I set the speed for 61mph (gps reading), got down to 55 on long inclines and reached 75 mph a couple of times when needed.
Averaged 57mph and 10.7 mpg.
I deflated the tires to 45 lbs before leaving for we were @ 70F and heading to Nevada were we got almost 110F and the tires reached 51 psi running on that temperature.
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:08 PM   #118
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I deflated the tires to 45 lbs before leaving for we were @ 70F and heading to Nevada were we got almost 110F and the tires reached 51 psi running on that temperature.
To be honest I'm just too lazy to change tire pressures based on expected temps and elevation. I check & set 'em cold before we move out and leave 'em alone until they are cold again. (Other than giving 'em a once over and a good thump during the walk-around at the gas station - that I visit way too often. . .)

Not saying you're running too low - just noting that under inflation generates more heat and is more likely to lead to tire failure than over inflation. All things considered I'd rather have them running a tad high than a tad low. But that's one very lazy old man's opinion!
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I understand what you say and I too am a bit lazy for I set the tires at 45 and let it this way the entire trip because I have a tire monitoring system that makes a little more work to inflate and deflate since you have to use the sensors tool to get them out of the tire before you can inflate/deflate them.
I did this because I read several reports of tires blowing and I have for me that one of the reasons may be a combination that includes high tire pressure.
My tires reached 51 psi so I believe that if I had not deflated, the pressure could reach more than 56 psi, combine that with reaching the tire speed limit (75 mph in my case) and you have it....
The low was early morning at 46 but just after hitting the road it would rise to 48.... so I don't think 2 psi would cause damage to the tires....
It's just that I felt comfort knowing tires were not way above the limit...
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:38 PM   #120
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Agreed. A few pounds either way will not cause major issues. I worked in a tire shop for 12 years and saw first hand what each extreme can do to a tire. Both were u-g-l-y.

My brain just worries more about being too low than too high.
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