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Old 06 May 2014, 03:52 pm
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Hey guys,

I was wondering what tyre pressure you all keep on your tyres. Inside my doors it says 34 psi, which feels like it's not enough, but I guess I am wrong. However, on another website I saw they recommend 38 for all PTs from 2000 to 2009.
I was wondering what is the experience of those who have more knowledge/practice than I do.

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Old 06 May 2014, 03:54 pm
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I run 35 pounds in my tires. That's what the guys at the tire shop recommend. My wheels are 15 inch chromes.
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Old 06 May 2014, 03:57 pm
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35 PSI seems to be about right for me.
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Old 06 May 2014, 04:01 pm
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Hey guys,

I was wondering what tyre pressure you all keep on your tyres. Inside my doors it says 34 psi, which feels like it's not enough, but I guess I am wrong. However, on another website I saw they recommend 38 for all PTs from 2000 to 2009.
I was wondering what is the experience of those who have more knowledge/practice than I do.

Thanks!
It's about what the tire says. A max tire pressure tire of 35 doesn't run on the same tire pressure as a 51 psi tire.
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Old 06 May 2014, 04:45 pm
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The door sticker was for the tires that came on your car - if you changed from 15 to 16 inch wheels/tires, the sticker doesn't apply.
I go a couple PSI above the sticker - I like a little firmer ride, it gives a tad better mileage, and tires will lose pressure over time...
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Just a thought. If you are looking for a firmer ride or a little more mileage by adding air to the tires just remember something has to take the beating of pot holes and bumps.. With more air in the tires its going to be ball joint strut and LCA bushings. Pay me now or pay me latter as it goes.
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Old 06 May 2014, 05:00 pm
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The door sticker was for the tires that came on your car - if you changed from 15 to 16 inch wheels/tires, the sticker doesn't apply.
I go a couple PSI above the sticker - I like a little firmer ride, it gives a tad better mileage, and tires will lose pressure over time...
Well, what should I look at then? Tires gives you max PSI, but that's about it, or am I wrong?
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Old 06 May 2014, 05:16 pm
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on my PT i fill them to 40 cold in front, 38 in the rear. in my opinion the car just rolls better, steers easier, and feels better cornering. i rip around curves and have fun in the car. for me and my driving style, running the recommended pressure always wears the edges bald too quick, now they wear evenly. i'd recommend using your own discretion. everybody likes something different. try it higher. if you don't like it, it's easy enough to go back down to 35.
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Old 06 May 2014, 05:46 pm
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Well, what should I look at then? Tires gives you max PSI, but that's about it, or am I wrong?
Well, what size do you have? Someone here is bound to have the same size...
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Old 06 May 2014, 06:09 pm
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Well, what size do you have? Someone here is bound to have the same size...
If I remember correctly 195, 44 psi max.
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