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Old 10-24-2001, 01:29 PM   #10
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Don't get your panties in a bunch.

Running tire pressure discrepancies of 8-10 psi front/rear is not the end of the world. Actually, that may be about right to have the same transient volume in the tire.

Don't forget that the engine is over the front wheels, so to make the tires inflated to the same size, you'll need more air pressure in the front.

Try 42/38. Personally I think the RE92s feel best at 44f/40r but that's just me.


BTW most Bridgestones have a higher max pressure than the RE92s... all the other RE9xx series have a 44psi max pressure, and the RE92s feel best around there, so perhaps the 35psi max printed on the tire is from the same OEM school of thought as the low pressures in the Ford Explorer fiasco.

I can say without a doubt that RE92s perform and wear best at 42-44 psi. They're probably safe up to about 50psi, maybe more.


........don't believe the hype!

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