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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. :yesnod:
 

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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.
 

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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 :D.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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38psi cold. Tires say max 40. Rises to about 40 or 41 when tires well warmed up:D
 

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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. :thumb2:
 

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Found my slow leak. There is a nail in the tire :(. I have no money for tire.
 

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Found my slow leak. There is a nail in the tire :(. I have no money for tire.
is it in a spot where a plug will work? ie. in the tread rather than the sidewall?
 

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The tires have 77k miles on them. Also have sidewall cracks and only about 3/32 tread. Not worth patching.
 
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