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Old 07-31-2005, 09:13 PM   #1
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Best tire pressure to use

I'm running stock 17" tires that are 205/50/17, what PSI should I have the tire pressures set to for everyday driving?

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I'm running stock 17" tires that are 205/50/17, what PSI should I have the tire pressures set to for everyday driving?

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Stock sized tires and wheels... that would be stock air pressure : 32psi front and 38psi rear from what I'm showing.
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thanks Gary. I had been running 34psi front and 38psf rear. Is that ok?

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thanks Gary. I had been running 34psi front and 38psf rear. Is that ok?

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Running 2psi higher shouldn't make too much difference, just watch for more rapid wear on the center ribs of the tires.
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Also for future reference you can look in the door jam on the driver side. They have all the PSI details there.
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