Originally Posted by 14 5.0
The service adviser said the tire had 40lbs of load and it should not have more than 5lbs.
That makes absolutely no sense at all, but Service Advisers are not usually very smart in terms of mechanical skills, they are there for vehicle intake and customer service. I suspect that whatever the service adviser believes he heard the mechanic report was lost in translation back to you. I wonder if he meant "run out" of 40 thousandths?
When were talking pounds (lbs) for a tire, that's usually in reference to tire pressure. Tires for Base and Premium models is 32 psi cold, and for Brembo/Track Pack models, 35 psi. Inflating tires to 40 psi does not ruin them, max pressure for most tires is somewhere between 40-50 psi, but running a single tire at much higher pressure than all others will create some strange wear and drivability issues, which may be what you encountered.
Tire pressures out of the factory never seem to be consistent, and I really wish the dealership would check them more closely when selling a brand-new vehicle.
On the 2015 Mustang
, the actual Tire Pressure for each tire will get displayed on the dash, so the owners/drivers will know exactly what's going on with the tire pressures.