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Old 12-09-2012, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by bwind View Post
So I've been running a bit with the sign on - not completely flat but with lower than usual pressure.

Does that mean I have to replace the tire now?
So, now you're in the grey area.

You can nominally run 50 miles at 50 mph at zero indicated pressure. If you do that, the tire is toast.

Your tire pressure light comes on at something like 10% below normal, so, say 29 psi. If you were running at 25 psi or so for 20 miles or so at 30 mph around town, my guess (note: *guess*) is that you'd be OK. Two 50 mile round-trips to work at 10 psi on the highway at 65 mph, not so.
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