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Old 07-20-2002, 05:49 AM   #1
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Default how many lbs u guys put in your stock tires?

I put 30lbs...how many lbs is normal?
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Old 07-20-2002, 10:11 AM   #2
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Inside the drivers door well it recommends 32 in the front tires and 29 in the back, thats what I use.
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Old 07-20-2002, 11:30 AM   #3
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After much research on this board, I went with one person's favorite of 35f/32r. The ride is a little more stiff, but it feels much better.
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Old 07-20-2002, 11:36 AM   #4
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32f/29r Winter
35f/32r Summer
38f/38r to 45f/45r Autocross

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Old 07-20-2002, 02:17 PM   #5
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I like 38 front, 35 rear.
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Old 07-20-2002, 03:39 PM   #6
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Default how about 17"

I just got 215/45/17. What do you guys run during the summer and winter?
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Old 07-20-2002, 04:35 PM   #7
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wow...38f/35r???

**** i only have 30f/30r...
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Old 07-21-2002, 03:28 AM   #8
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I just got 215/45/17. What do you guys run during the summer and winter?
I ran 38f/35r in my Bridgestone RE730 215/45ZR17s (Summer only, I have dedicated Blizzaks for Winter). Pressures depend on sidewall. Stiffer sidewall = less rollover = lower pressures.

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Old 07-21-2002, 03:29 AM   #9
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**** i only have 30f/30r...
Look inside your doorjam on the driver side for the pressures sticker. It says to go 32f/29r. That 2 pounds makes a lot of difference depending on the conditions.

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Old 07-21-2002, 08:46 AM   #10
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The listed pressure's in your door jamb are WAY TOO LOW. When I had the stock 92's I would run 40lbs. all around give or take 2 lbs. If you do any aggressive cornering with 32lbs. in the front you will notice that the tire is folding over and your running on your sidewall. Thats not good.
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Old 07-21-2002, 10:13 AM   #11
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35 Ibs all the way around! And YES the factory door jam Ibs are WAY to low! Door jam level is for the Joe Shmo driver that doesn't do much hard cornering
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Old 07-21-2002, 04:35 PM   #12
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Depends on the tires and the use....

when I'm wearing out the RE-92's that came on some 99 RS wheels, 35 all around.

With the 215-45-16 Azenis:
track: 38F 34R
street: 40 all around
this balances the wear

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Old 07-21-2002, 05:31 PM   #13
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The listed pressure's in your door jamb are WAY TOO LOW. When I had the stock 92's I would run 40lbs. all around give or take 2 lbs. If you do any aggressive cornering with 32lbs. in the front you will notice that the tire is folding over and your running on your sidewall. Thats not good.
Thank you. I gota add some air pressure
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Old 07-22-2002, 01:59 AM   #14
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Changing your driving style is probably better than just blindly adding air pressure. I switched to the higher pressures not because of rollover but because I simply liked a snappier feel. Even with the stock 32f/29r I never roll over during spirited driving. Smooth lines equals zero rollover under most circumstances.

My first autocross season, even when I was running 45f/45r, I still rolled over because I didn't know proper braking and cornering. Now that I've learned proper braking and lines, I can easily autocross on stock pressures and just barely roll over. I'll be slower but being smooth is more important than being fast when you're first starting out.

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Old 07-22-2002, 02:21 AM   #15
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Mine came 41f/40r from the dealer and I haven't made any adjustments yet and have never rolled over the sidewall arrows.
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Old 07-22-2002, 02:41 AM   #16
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To find out if you really need more air, mark your tires with chalk or shoe polish. If you rub off the marks past the "safe" line, you need more air. Look at the marks on this tire and you'll see the pressures are absolutely dead on for the conditions of the track because the marks line up exactly with the rollover line (NHIS road course, November, 60 degrees, 38f/35r, Bridgestone RE730 215/45ZR17):



The fronts, however, had some rollover and should have been upped to around 40f:



And warm tires are gooey tires:



Of course, the pressures can be fine tuned further for desired performance handling but the rear marks show how to set pressures initially and then fine tune later.

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Old 04-10-2005, 01:28 AM   #17
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can anyone tell me whats the correct tire pressure for 225/40/18 tires in the summer


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Old 04-10-2005, 01:32 AM   #18
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Should be the same pressures. There is no "correct," only what is correct for you driving. Experiment with it until you find something you like.

Despite what I said 3 years ago (eek), I have since moved on to 35f/34r
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Old 04-10-2005, 11:05 AM   #19
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thanks gjhsu

ya i understand there is no correct pressure but i m just wondering what tire pressure
will be optimal for my tires in the sense of tire wear

cuz i understand the fact that too much or too little pressure will cause the tires to wear out a lot of quicker
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Old 04-10-2005, 08:50 PM   #20
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I ran something like 44/42 in the RE92s...took out some of the wallow, but they just have very soft sidewalls...still, that was much better than the suggested placard pressures.
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Old 04-10-2005, 09:18 PM   #21
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38psi/37psi F/R on my STI.

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Old 04-11-2005, 12:57 PM   #22
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38-40 all around feels much better to me.
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Old 04-11-2005, 10:45 PM   #23
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dont forget that all tire pressure guages read different. I have seen them off by 5 or more PSI...
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Old 05-13-2005, 02:17 PM   #24
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Sorry to bring up an old thread,but I had been running 35-38psi on my stock tires and just changed to 28 front/32 rear at a fellow owner's advice,and the steering actually feels great! Probably the added weight of the lower pressure helps,plus he said this is a good setup for weight transfer in straight-line acceleration.I first thought this was a weird setup,but it feels good.
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Old 05-13-2005, 02:21 PM   #25
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36/36 Normal

40/40 Auto-X


You like oversteer, right?
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