>>>i filled my tires up at speedway. is that bad? do we need to have the air changed?<<<
Of course that is bad! Change it out immediately. Flush it about 3 (three) to 58 (fifty eight) times using air compressed the day *after* a snow or rain storm. No harsh language during the filling process else you have to start over. Make sure you have a full tank of gas, radio off and no passenger in the car, trunk empty. Since we are in the Northern hemisphere start at the left front tire and then proceed clockwise as viewed from above. Down under start at the right front and proceed counter clockwise. If you do it in the wrong order the wheel alignment (geo for the Brits) gets thrown off. Make sure no one nearby had beans for lunch. Oh yeah...make sure you use air from your state of residence so that the tax laws are followed. Otherwise the man might come knocking on your door.
Don't you realize that that is why your car lost traction when you did those 0-60s? The 4.8 would have been at least a couple tenths better with proper air.
Rumour has it that that guy in the video where his Elise flipped over had air from a *bicycle pump* in it. Sad. The poor car kept trying to get up on two wheels!
Last edited by Stan; 01-03-2005 at 12:13 PM.