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Old 11-27-2002, 10:25 AM   #1
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What is a good tyre pressure to run on snows???

I've got them @ 32 all around right now.

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Old 11-27-2002, 10:41 AM   #2
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It depends on the model, but I like 35.

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Old 11-27-2002, 10:49 AM   #3
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Model of car or model of tyre???

I've got Hakka Q's

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Old 11-27-2002, 10:58 AM   #4
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I personally still keep 2lbs extra pressure in the fronts reguardless of the tires im using to keep the center diff happy... does that matter for the rs, i mean is it as sensitive as the wrx's center diff to tire pressure changes front to rear?
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Old 11-27-2002, 11:01 AM   #5
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29r32f as suggested.. snow tires do not respond well to high air pressures...
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Old 11-27-2002, 02:33 PM   #6
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There are different schools of thought for different conditions. If you just like to put air in them and leave them alone, save money, and have a more "usual" type of car ride/driving charecteristics (keeping in mind that you are STILL on snows and the ride dynamics WILL be different), keep the pressures higher. THis is the safest, "lowest common denominator" approach. It works well for all conditions, and you save your tires some wear when it is dry, and the car doesn't act to strangly.

If you want to tailor your approach to inclimate weather, you have a variety of options. I drove approximatly 70 miles one way on county trunk roads 3 times a week for 4 years in northern/central wisconsin in a 4 wheel drive pickup. These roads were never plowed before 11:00 am as they were not heavily traveled roads. So if it snowed, I was driving in it at 5:00 am in the morning. I used WIDE (10") snow tires because the handeling of the truck was alot better on the snow that way. Note that the roads were very seldom salted and it was almost ALWAYS SNOW. I ran these tires a few pounds under the trucks recomended pressure. For those that care, the tires were BF Goodrich off road tires, that were hand grooved for racing. I bout these tires for $150.00 a set (groved at the race, but never used) and had them siped. In snow, these were way better than any "pizza cutter" tire I had previously used.

If you drive alot in sloppy slushy or ice conditions, wide tires are going to suck. THey will be better than a cheezy all season, but for a snow they are going to stink. You want to buy a narrower tire, to "cut" through the sloppy mess to the pavement underneith. A narrower tire has more pounds per square inch on the road because of the smaller contact patch. This (generally) translates into more grip on ice as well. Note the tires that rally teams use in the winter rallys (disregarding the studs), the tire clears the way to be able to drive the studs into the ice, and not crawl onto the snow.

The best bet in my oppinion for a "all conditions" winter tire set up on our cars would be a ~190 width tire with slightly elevated pressures.

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Old 11-27-2002, 03:00 PM   #7
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Greg - So yer saying that a 185/65/15 @ 32 psi would be fine for my 30 mile one way commute on Chicago expressways???

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Old 11-29-2002, 09:51 PM   #8
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Your set. Just remember that they are not Hoosier slicks in the dry.

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Old 11-30-2002, 08:03 AM   #9
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Just remember that they are not Hoosier slicks in the dry
They're not??? They feel more like stock suspension to me than anything else. No high speed cornering for me on the Hakka's...they're too squishy.

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