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Old 05-13-2005, 02:27 PM   #26
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I don't think I'll be getting much with my setup.
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Old 05-13-2005, 02:28 PM   #27
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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.
28F? I hope you don't expect any resistance to hydroplaning at that pressure.

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Old 05-13-2005, 03:19 PM   #28
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I don't think I'll be getting much with my setup.

I like to pretend that I get Oversteer.
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Old 05-13-2005, 03:33 PM   #29
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28F? I hope you don't expect any resistance to hydroplaning at that pressure.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...e.jsp?techid=3
Thanks,I didn't realize that...I'll bump the fronts back up to 32psi and see how it goes.
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Old 05-13-2005, 04:56 PM   #30
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Yikes..I went on the highway for the first time like that,and needless to say I'll be pumping those back up..I think I just liked the heavier steering feel,which was more like my Porsche,but everything else sucks.
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Old 05-13-2005, 06:57 PM   #31
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I just got 215/45/17. What do you guys run during the summer and winter?
40/37 front/rear (cold) until about Nov 15. This has worked well with max performance tires (S03s and Goodyear F1s). The F1s need the pressure more than the S03s, although I ran those pressures high too. The trunk is lightened, the exhaust is lightened, I usually don't carry passengers, and 37 psi in the rear seems right.

I switch to Blizzack WS50s on stock wheels when summer tires are inappropriate.
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Old 05-13-2005, 08:13 PM   #32
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.. just changed to 28 front/32 rear ... 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.
No problem with "old thread", the RE-92s are still OEM, even for MY05, yes?

I surely can't say if those pressures would be any better for straight line acceleration--my intuition suggests the wouldn't---but I think you'll find hard cornering a much less pleasant experience. Braking might improve slightly, but gas mileage will suffer; and that is a more of a consideration for some folks these days.
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Old 05-13-2005, 11:06 PM   #33
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Wow is 40+psi safe on these tires?? The max rated PSI on the side of the tire is 44psi. And the manual says to add 4.3psi to the cold pressure when they are warmed up (driven more than a mile). Is it safe to have so much pressure in them?
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Old 05-14-2005, 12:17 AM   #34
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i have some random companies M+S tires and i run somewhere around 40-45 psi.
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Old 05-14-2005, 01:32 PM   #35
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I did 35 front,32 rear.Haven't driven too hard around corners yet,but the ride is nice and steering feels right.A little quicker turn in than stock pressure up front.
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