2015 Dodge Viper GT: Low Pressure on All Four Tires
by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on November 2, 2015
"DING... DING... DING..."
Our long-term 2015 Dodge Viper started chiming at me about a mile into my morning commute last week and a message popped up on the TFT display. It read "Low Tire" so I cycled through the available screens to find the tire pressure readings. Only one tire (the front left) was low enough to set off the warning but all four tires were below the recommended cold-spec of 29 PSI.
Visual inspection was fine, no nails or screws that I could spot, so I drove the remaining three miles to the office, where Testing Assistant Reese Counts busted out our gauge for a double-check. Sure enough, they all needed some air. We filled all four tires to 29 PSI.
The tread looks fine all around, but I get the feeling that multiple heat cycles have seriously affected the amount of grip left in the P-Zeros. With a few cross-country journeys and more than one trip to the track, this set of rubber has been through a lot in 13,000 miles. It's probably time to start searching the interwebs and calling our local sources for prices on a new set.
In the meantime, we'll be watching for slow leaks.
Side note: how awesome do those wheels look? I wonder if they'd fit our Mustang...
Travis Langness, Social Media Editor @ 13,062 miles