What should tire pressure be at to prevent flat spots?

gnx547

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My mustang will be sitting for several months, and wondering what should I set the tire pressure at to prevent flat spots?
 
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Chythar

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Why worry about it. The tire will become round again in a mile or so.
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I had some cheap/old tires that would get flat spots just by sitting overnight. A few blocks driving down the road and they were gone. Had a different set of tires sit for close to two years, no flat spots at all. So I wouldn't worry about it.
 

Husky44

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I think flat spots went away with bias ply?

I'll let you know in March when the vert comes out of hibernation. I took the tires off last year and stored it up on blocks. Won't make that mistake again! The blocks froze to the ground, and I spent about an hour with a blow torch and a sledge hammer getting them free so I could drive the car into the garage. :eek:

This winter, it's sitting on the nearly new Nittos.

By my own example, I wouldn't worry about it. If you do get flat spots, they'll certainly go away quickly once you start driving it again.
 

Stangster007

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Old bias-ply tires were prone to flat-spotting, not modern radials. (parked for a reasonable period, I'm sure twenty years without moving might do bad things)
 

GDTrumbo

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Any tire utilizing nylon belts can or will form flat spots after sitting for long periods of time. Especially in colder weather. Bias construction OR radial. Many of the H rated and all of the Z rated "W" suffix & "Y" suffix radials today use 1 or even 2 nylon cap belts to keep tire composure or "growing" under control at real high speeds. Tire construction info is usually found on the tire sidewall in small print.

GT
 
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