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Old 02-25-2004, 10:41 AM   #1
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My 2003 has Goodyear RSA'*. I am personally not a big fan of Goodyear - hard to get and keep properly balanced and a very "harsh" ride. Any suggestions on air pressure? The door says 30, the tire dealers like 32 to 35 - I would rather have an improved ride even if the tires wear out faster?
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I keep mine between 30-32 psi. Remember that when they "heat up" the psi goes higher. The 30 psi is for a cold tire that'* not been moving for a while.
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I keep mine at 29.5 to 30 cold. That seems to work alright.
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I've run them as low as 28 and as high as 32, right now there at 30psi.
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the same here, About 28 - 35psi
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Yes, I agree to the slightly lower pressures. I find if I run 35 or more, that traction goes to hell....at any speed. I do run them that high when I go on a long highway run but around town I set them at 30-32.
25 to 30 is better but it is always a compromise between, rolling resistance, traction and tire life with a street tire.
Our front wheel drive cars really unload the front ends on accelleration so that'* why it'* better to run with lower tire pressures in order to maximize tread contact with the traction surface.
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