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Old 09-28-2013, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls Texas
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I just put new tires on the Maverick. I noticed the old ones had 1400lbs of capacity at 35 psi and the new ones were also 1400lbs but at 44 psi. Why have manufacturers increased the maximum inflation pressure for the same load capacity? Just curious.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:33 PM
 
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I just put new tires on the Maverick. I noticed the old ones had 1400lbs of capacity at 35 psi and the new ones were also 1400lbs but at 44 psi. Why have manufacturers increased the maximum inflation pressure for the same load capacity? Just curious.
It is because the steel belts are not the same..to give you a simple answer
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:58 AM
 
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to improve fuel economy.
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Here
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Pics of Maverick?
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:38 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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If I put new tires on my old car ('89 Taurus), it wouldn't know how to run. Thank goodness for used tires!
New tires on a Maverick? Wow!
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Wichita Falls Texas
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Well, before you guys think I have a mint, they are Hankook Optima H724 at Discount Tire that only cost $45 a piece. In a skinny 195 75/14 size. As far as pics, I have never had good luck getting pics to post on here. If you REALLY want to know how it looks (well when it was new anyway) Google 1976 Maverick Stallion and picture it White in the center instead of Silver as all the publicity photo's were. And I don't have the forged aluminum wheels either, nor bucket seats. But otherwise, it's the same. Only 5254 were built out of 60,000 plus 2dr Mavericks. And mine was a "Basic" order meaning it's a fluke it got built at all. In Ford speak, a Basic order is when there is a gap in the line (due to bad scheduling in the factory) and plant management simply decides to build a car to fill the space and see who wants it. No one has ordered the car. And it did sit for more than nine months in Dumas Texas before it sold.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:14 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Well, before you guys think I have a mint,... Google 1976 Maverick Stallion ....
Oh, I'll have to bring over my 1976 XT500 Yamaha that lives at my TX house and come visit ! (I'm pretty stuck in the 70's... not by any particular choice, even my Case Dozer and Kubota tractor are mid 70's.)

Yeah the tire deal is about a lighter weight design (shipping from Asia) and less rolling resistance.

What powers the Maverick?
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls Texas
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[quote=StealthRabbit;31624716]Oh, I'll have to bring over my 1976 XT500 Yamaha that lives at my TX house and come visit ! (I'm pretty stuck in the 70's... not by any particular choice, even my Case Dozer and Kubota tractor are mid 70's.)

Yeah the tire deal is about a lighter weight design (shipping from Asia) and less rolling resistance.

What powers the Maverick?[/quote Your welcome here anytime. It's a wore out 250 that either needs replacement or overhaul. Lucklily I have a good condition 200 from a 72 parts car that I can swap out as soon as I have a free weekend. Love having my own parts cars!
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:41 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Oh, I'll have to bring over my 1976 XT500 Yamaha that lives at my TX house and come visit !
LOL! I rode the exact same bike in high school... loved it.
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