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    Default water in tires

    I have antifreeze in my back tires. does it still need air in them.

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    Default Re: water in tires

    Yes, you should leave 15% of volume or air.
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    Default Re: water in tires

    ok the air pressure should be 35 psi that shows on the tire. so how much air should I put in the tire. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowfox View Post
    ok the air pressure should be 35 psi that shows on the tire. so how much air should I put in the tire. thanks.
    You need to check the air pressure with a gauge, just as you would if the tire did not have water in it. The best way to do that is to have the valve stem at the top (12 o'clock position), and preferably using a gauge that's made for both air and liquid (they don't cost much, if any, more than an air only air gauge). Since I usually checked my tire pressure in the shop where the air-compressor was handy, I'd give the tire a quick shot of air to clear the valve stem of liquid before using the tire gauge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowfox View Post
    ok the air pressure should be 35 psi that shows on the tire. so how much air should I put in the tire. thanks.
    You need to check the air pressure with a gauge, just as you would if the tire did not have water in it. The best way to do that is to have the valve stem at the top (12 o'clock position), and preferably using a gauge that's made for both air and liquid (they don't cost much, if any, more than an air only air gauge). Since I usually checked my tire pressure in the shop where the air-compressor was handy, I'd give the tire a quick shot of air to clear the valve stem of liquid before using the tire gauge.
    Bird

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    Default Re: water in tires

    When we used a tractor with water/liquid in the tires, we put the valve stem at 10 o'clock or 2 o'clock and filled the tires until water was present but not pushing itself out. Then, rotate the tire to 12 o'clock to put the air in and fill to recommended tire pressure on the tire.
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    Default Re: water in tires

    Filling tires has a material effect on traction. The weight helps, but the liquid in the tire will not allow it to flex as much and the tire may not have as much ground contact, and the ride will be harsher. The more air in the tires, the better for flexing and ride. Since I am more concerned about adding weight to my CUT, I have it filled to about the top of the upper rim. That allows enough air so it isn't unbearable. You have to have some air, but opinions vary on exactly how much is optimal. Mine works for me. You can research and get all kinds of info online.

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    Default Re: water in tires

    thanks for the info.

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