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Old 02-03-2003, 8:49 AM   #1
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Smile 2 front tires look low all the time !!!!

Hi Guys! Since i bought my TLS back in August I have noticed the two front tires always appear low especially the passanger side when I had the oil changed I asked them to check the tire pressure and was told it was fine yesterday i added some air in both due to the fact that sat nite I hit a pot hold no damage... THANK GOD!!!! But still w/ air added no changed is this just the way the front tires appear or is this a defect....Please let me know if anyone elese has noticed this...In a Few weeks I'll hit 6K miles and I'll have the tires rotated and then I will see...If anyone elese has seen this let me know.....Peace
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the front always look lower than the back cuz of the weight on the engine.
try 34psi front and 32psi back.
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The stock tires are crap. They have weak sidewalls. Whenever you get around to putting on some worth while tires with strong sidewalls you'll notice this problem to have either gone away or at least be lessened to the point that it's not noticable.

And to confirm what the above post mentioned, weight distrobution plays a big role in this.
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man, you all need to learn to spell

but yeah, i have my front tires set to 36 and the rear i still at 32. alot less noticeable, and seems to grip a *tad* bit better than before. yes, im running stock crap tires
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Read what some of the people here have to say about tires and pressure:

http://www.acura-tl.com/forum/showth...threadid=51421


Stock tires can take up to 65 psi (Max load)
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In the winter run higher pressure cause of the cold air. I usually run 40 psi in the inter on front and back and no problems. It does feel like it grips better with a bit more air.

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This is normal. This is what we'll get when the oem tire is wider than the oem rim.
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man, you all need to learn to spell
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man... my rear right tire must be fu*ked up. i was putting air in my front 2 tires the other day cuz they seemed a little low on air (they were) and i decided to check the air pressure on the rear. the left rear was fine (31 psi) but the right one was at 17 psi!!!! the wierd thing is... it didnt even look like it needed air. the sidewall wasnt out of shape or anything... it looked totally normal. i got my brothers electronic gauge and it said 17 psi too. and then i got the gauge that was in my dads truck and it read 16... i was there like wtf!! so i obviously put air in it until it reached 32... anyone ever experience anything like this?
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no this is me you just dont know how to spell.. mayb you should hire him to teach u to spell.

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hmm, I noticed the same thing (that my fronts were lower). I figured it was the weight split. I'm on the stockers.
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man... my rear right tire must be fu*ked up. i was putting air in my front 2 tires the other day cuz they seemed a little low on air (they were) and i decided to check the air pressure on the rear. the left rear was fine (31 psi) but the right one was at 17 psi!!!! the wierd thing is... it didnt even look like it needed air. the sidewall wasnt out of shape or anything... it looked totally normal. i got my brothers electronic gauge and it said 17 psi too. and then i got the gauge that was in my dads truck and it read 16... i was there like wtf!! so i obviously put air in it until it reached 32... anyone ever experience anything like this?
I had a similar problem. My car's driver side rear tire had a slow leak, ever since I drove the brand new car off the dealership. It would leak about 1 psi per week. The other three tires would maintain the pressure. The Acura service people couldn't locate the leak and simply dismounted and remounted the tire, rotated a little. They thought that the tire was not sitting properly on the rim. I brought the car in four times for the tire leak problem, and they remounted the tire four times, under warranty off course. But the tire still leaked.

Finally, I got fed up and traded in all the tires for a new set of snow tires. There is now no more slow leak problem. Since the oem tires are quite low profile, you'll really have to use a pressure guage to measure the tire pressure. It is not easy to see if the tire is ok or flat just by looking at the sidewall bulge or contact surface, unlike other higher profile tires.
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hey ice....i guess in MD u r all master spellers.......were takin about tires and u throw that in................wow...talk about dumb
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This is normal. This is what we'll get when the oem tire is wider than the oem rim.
Not necessarily so. I've got a TL-P which comes stock with 205/60VR16. I recently replaced the stock POS with 225/55HR16. Wider tire and ever so slightly taller than stock. The 225's I put on have a pretty strong sidewalls and they don't look low on air at all even @ 32psi. I remember the stock tires looked really bad even when above recommended pressure.
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