Tire pressure: What pressure do you run?
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    Tire pressure: What pressure do you run?

    Most people just take their tire pressure for granted. They don't realize it plays a big role on how their car handles as well as their gas mileage. Lowering your tire pressure increase grip but also decreases gas mileage. While increasing your tire pressure reduces grip but improves gas mileage. Just wondering what you guys use for tire pressure on your daily drivers? Personally I run 38 for my fronts and 42 for my rears on my rwd car. I found that I get pretty good gas mileage and also decent grip with that setup.

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    I put 36 on all four of my tires. Never tested to see if it made a difference in my mileage.

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    i put 43 in all 4 but its always changing here in az cuz it goes from being 40 to 115 out lol


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    39 PSI on all four.

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    36 on front and 34 on rear.

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    I forget but its published on the inside of my door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbosa View Post
    I forget but its published on the inside of my door.
    Exactly. That is what all of us should be going with. Manufacturer recommendation is the best way to set tire pressures if you have stock rims. They put that number there for a reason you know. They have done all the testing so we don't have to. All you people who over fill your tires must change them quite often as well. Mine says 32psi and that is what I put in them.

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    I guess over inflation causes more then just a crappy feeling ride, interesting.

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    i use 34 PSI all the way around, dealer recommends!

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    The door jam has the PSI recommended by the auto manufacturer. However, this is not always the best PSI that is recommended by the tire manufacturer. For the best ride though I find the automobiles manufacturer's recommendation to be the best.

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