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Old 01-05-2006, 9:06 PM   #1
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Anybody know what the proper tire pressure would be for an 03 TL?
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its all up to the driver. the manufacturer puts a lable in the drivers side door jamb that states all that info. But the TL recomends 32. I findd that to low and typically run 38-42 depending on the driving im going to be doing (i adjust for trips or spirited driving)
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Anything over 40psi may cause tire wear. Most likely the middle of the tread from over- inflation.

MDX's i set to 34.
05+ RL's get 34.

all the rest get 32.

Although, factory recommends 32 psi.. I won't exceed 34.
TSX's get 32 in the front and 30 in the rear i think?
Or something like that. I dont remember.
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Tire pressure is dependent on many factors. If you go with OEM tires (Michelin MXM4), then the recommended pressure is 32psi (written on the door). If you don't use those tires, then there is no generic 'one size fits all' pressure.

For instance, I run Nokian WR tires (205/50/17) in the winter. The max pressure on the sidewall states 51psi. There is no way I would run them at any time at 32psi. There is a 'golden rule' of tires stating that you shouldn't run less than 80% of the max pressure. Thus I would run my tires at 40psi or a little more. (By the way, the max pressure of the OEM tires are 40 psi ... 80% of that is 32psi ...)
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Tire pressure is dependent on many factors. If you go with OEM tires (Michelin MXM4), then the recommended pressure is 32psi (written on the door). If you don't use those tires, then there is no generic 'one size fits all' pressure.

For instance, I run Nokian WR tires (205/50/17) in the winter. The max pressure on the sidewall states 51psi. There is no way I would run them at any time at 32psi. There is a 'golden rule' of tires stating that you shouldn't run less than 80% of the max pressure. Thus I would run my tires at 40psi or a little more. (By the way, the max pressure of the OEM tires are 40 psi ... 80% of that is 32psi ...)
intresting..your right.
But i was speaking in terms of OEM.
I totally forgot about different tire brands.
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This IS interesting. I've been playing around with my pressures on my Yokos. I've heard of that 80% rule before - perhaps on here. 80% for me would be 40psi as they have a max of 50. Still, I've talked with a representative at Yokohama and he said that they recommend staying with whatever is on the placard on the car - thus 32psi. 32 feels too squishy, but I suspect 40 would be a bit stiff (though I honestly haven't tried it). My main concern with higher pressures has been uneven wear. Do you guys think I can run 40psi without prematurely wearing out the center? Tire Rack also recommends staying with whatever the manufacturer recommends even if you change brands (as long as they're the same size and load - the Yokos are). I seem to recall the guy there saying that it doesn't matter what brand you run, if the tires are the same size and load they're subject to the same displacement characteristics and therefore should be the same pressure as stock (I'm paraphrasing from memory). Now I'm a little confused...
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Let's analyze this. PSI -- pounds per square inch.

Thus, it doesn't really matter what type of tires you're running. The pressure is still measured per square inch. There's no specific measurement standards among different brands and sizes of tires. Whatever tires you get, the factory recommended pressure is still 32 PSI. But it all depends on the driver. If you want a stiffer ride, then bump it up. If not, keep it at 32. Going below the recommended pressure is not recommended, however. There are several risk factors such as bad handling in emergency situations, hydroplaning, riding on the sidewalls thus overheating the tires which is risking a tread-sidewall detachment resulting in a blow-out.. I've seen this happen literally 50 feet in front of me on the highway going 75-80 mph.
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Just take the car fill up the tires and drive. See what you like most. Keep a eye out for uneven wear. Its all a learning curve. Ive Never had the center of the tires wear out from the 38-42 that i typically run. The only wear i ever have on my tires is the inside edge from wheel spin coming out of corners
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