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Old 03 Dec 2003, 08:27 am
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I'm putting this in all the forums I belong to - a reminder that now that temps are getting down, check your tire pressures - mine were down 5-8 psi. Low tires make for lousy handling, are worse in snow, and lower gas mileage.
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Thanks for the info.
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Yes, definitely check tire pressure!

My '03 GT's tires were down to 25psi each last week; recommended pressure (on the decal on the driver's side door) sez 38psi!

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i'd go with 35 max...IMHO. 38 is REALLY high, and with my bulge in the side wall it might be abit of a risk...
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The GT uses Xtra Load rated tires. The recommended tire pressure is 38 psi with a load rating of 1433 pounds at maximum tire pressure rating of 50 psi. Use of these tires with less than 38 psi is not recommended. I run 41 psi in the front tires.
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If I'm not mistaken the owner manual recommends adding 4 lbs to the standard tire pressure when you are driving on snow. If the recommended tire pressure is 38psi then when driving in snow the tire pressure should be set at 42psi.
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Didn't want to start a debate
My point was that with cold weather upon many of us, tire pressures drop, and that's not a good thing.
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Agreed quicksilverdon!! Every study I have ever seen indicates that most people are driving on under-inflated tires. That increases tire wear, decreases fuel mileage and negatively impacts handling (I am not taking about 1/4 mile trips down the track).

Thanks for the reminder.
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Didn't want to start a debate
My point was that with cold weather upon many of us, tire pressures drop, and that's not a good thing.
Thanks for the tip. Mine were down 5 to 6 PSI below the recommended pressure. I pumped them up!

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