Tire pressure? - Nissan Versa Forums
General Technical & Electrical Anything not in a specific group, discuss here

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 Old 09-16-2011, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
Level IV Member
 
06_warrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Florida, U.S.A.
Posts: 271
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Tire pressure?

Decal on driver side door opening says 35 psi but i've read that 40 psi gives better gas milage. Was wondering what forum members are setting their tire pressures to. Thanks.
06_warrior is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 09-16-2011, 06:07 PM
Level V Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I personally do 35 psi. More or less tends to make the tires not contact the road correctly. Just make sure when you check it, the tires are cold/ haven't been driven for a couple of hours.
MuzzleNChains is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 09-16-2011, 07:36 PM
Level VI Member
 
robj80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: central, CT
Posts: 3,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 122 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I do 37psi. Figure couple more psi might help mpg but I won't go extreme enough to drastically affect handling. Plus since one tire has a slow leak the few extra psi gives me a day longer before i need to refill .


205,125 miles when she was given away
35 mpg last tank


̶w̶a̶i̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶i̶e̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶b̶u̶y̶ ̶a̶ ̶t̶r̶u̶c̶k̶,̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶s̶h̶e̶ ̶w̶o̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶d̶i̶e̶ She didn't die but I bought the truck anyway!!
robj80 is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 Old 09-16-2011, 09:53 PM
Level IV Member
 
meow_mix450's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Scarborough
Posts: 259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
mine is around 37 psi as well. Not only does it affect handling and gas mileage but also the tire wear. You don't want to under or over inflate the tires.
meow_mix450 is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 09-17-2011, 03:05 AM
Level III Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The placard on the door jamb of my V says 33 psi. That is where I keep the pressure. No abnormal tire wear or handling problems but I guess there shouldn't be if you follow the specifications.

The higher you inflate your tires, the less rolling resistance there will be, which should give you slightly better fuel economy at the expense of a rougher ride, and possible improper handling and tire wear at the middle of the tread if you take it up too far above the recommended inflation pressure.
sooner4x4 is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 09-17-2011, 05:20 AM
Level VI Member
 
BluV3R18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 2,364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
my tires say 44psi max, but I keep them at 40psi

2007 HB 6spd manual Previous
2014 Nissan Sentra Current
BluV3R18 is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 09-19-2011, 04:26 PM
Level VI Member
 
08versailles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Haldimand ON Canada
Posts: 2,469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
38psi cold. Tires say max 40. Rises to about 40 or 41 when tires well warmed up

08 Versa SL hatch 1.8 manual TRADED 288516km Muffler delete video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIl3p...ature=youtu.be
09 Altima 2.5S cvt NEW MOTOR@90k WRITTEN OFF at 139k 34.4mpgImp. http://www.nissanversaforums.com/non...09-altima.html
13 Charger SXT 3.6 8sp ZFauto 89000km
01 Sentra XE manual, parted ways at 313000km
72 Datsun 1200 Deluxe two door sedan manual, took a beatin' while I learned to drive
08versailles is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 09-20-2011, 03:24 AM
Level III Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I go with what is recommended by the factory. Just because the tire manufacter so 44ppsi. Doesnt mean that will be ideal for the car. They research this stuff pretty good has to do with the weight of the car n so on. Im happy with 35 cold, and getting 34 mpg out of it. Gas n tires are not cheap. So I shoot for a good middle ground.
Gwapo1970 is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 09-20-2011, 11:43 PM
Level III Member
 
Miguel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 114
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
35psi is the way I roll.
Miguel is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 09-21-2011, 01:13 AM
Level VI Member
 
robj80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: central, CT
Posts: 3,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 122 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Found my slow leak. There is a nail in the tire . I have no money for tire.


205,125 miles when she was given away
35 mpg last tank


̶w̶a̶i̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶i̶e̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶b̶u̶y̶ ̶a̶ ̶t̶r̶u̶c̶k̶,̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶s̶h̶e̶ ̶w̶o̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶d̶i̶e̶ She didn't die but I bought the truck anyway!!
robj80 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On