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Old 04-13-2003, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default high(er) tire pressure

Are there any disadvantages to having a higher than factory recommend tire pressure? I have Dunlop SP5000's and at the factory recommendations they look under-inflated. I had them at 40 PSI all around and that was good. But I tried 45-46 just to try it out. I really like how the car handles and stuff now, but is there anything bad about having the tire pressure that high? (besides a stiffer/bumpier ride)
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Old 04-13-2003, 04:44 PM   #2
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Nope...in fact almost EVERYONE bumps up their tire pressures from teh stock 32/29 to 40/35 (or so) to try and get the best out of the tires.

Once you get new tires, the stock numbers mean practically nothing. Just make sure youre not exceding the MAX PSI on the sidewall of the tire. If its 51, youre safe, but if its 44, drop it down to 44 when cold to prevent any problems.
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Old 04-13-2003, 05:26 PM   #3
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thanks. the max psi is 50 or more so I know i'm safe there.
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