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    Tire pressure: What pressure do you run?

    Most people just take their tire pressure for granted. They don't realize it plays a big role on how their car handles as well as their gas mileage. Lowering your tire pressure increase grip but also decreases gas mileage. While increasing your tire pressure reduces grip but improves gas mileage. Just wondering what you guys use for tire pressure on your daily drivers? Personally I run 38 for my fronts and 42 for my rears on my rwd car. I found that I get pretty good gas mileage and also decent grip with that setup.

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    I keep it at 36 for all four tires on mine. Never really tried to play around with the pressure so I wouldn't be able to say if its good on mileage or not.

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    i get a lot of oversteer in my car when its raining so i put 36psi in the front and 32psi in the rear.

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    tire pressures are very vehicle dependent....

    i use 32psi on my elantra

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    my stock tires came 28 psi! i just bumped them up to 32.5 psi and the drive is better.

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    It should say either on the manual, or on the little stickers that are placed on the side of the car (you can only see it if you open the drivers door).

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    i run 32psi all around.
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    i wrote a blog about this and how to maintain your tires properly...if you guys want to check it out.

    there is a sticker on the door jam that tells you what your psi should be.
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    Mine was delivered with 37-40 lbs. The ride was harsh. I set pressure at 34 lbs in all four. It's a usual practice for me to run my tires 2-3 lbs over the factory label.
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    which is good for mileage.....any more then that and your risking wearing the center of the tire and decreased contact patch (less braking and less traction in the corner)
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    Quote Originally Posted by only1db View Post
    which is good for mileage.....any more then that and your risking wearing the center of the tire and decreased contact patch (less braking and less traction in the corner)
    Agreed. I have been using 2-3 lbs over for all my years of driving...(54)
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    yeah i had somebody on another forum arguing with me...he puts 51psi in his tires because thats what the tire wall says to do...i was like "no thats MAX pressure!" he didnt want to hear it.

    owell he'll see his folly when he ruins his tires.
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    He'll figure it out on a hot summer day when one pops or causes the wheel to break.
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    ^exactly...o well.

    did anybody read that blog entry? any more suggestions to write about tires?
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    Quote Originally Posted by only1db View Post
    ^exactly...o well.

    did anybody read that blog entry? any more suggestions to write about tires?
    I read it.... you might want to go into more discussion on tire pressure and why to run certain pressures. As I understand it proper pressure should be based on size (volume) and weight that's being supported. See here for an article of what I'm talking about.

    Tire Pressure Checker: Righting the Pressure in Your New Tires

    While modifications to wheels and vehicles are likely to be much less dramatic in the Veloster than a lifted Jeep running 35's, it would be interesting to know how much of those concepts could apply to Veloster owners.

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    Had mine set at 37, but with cold weather coming they will drop some.

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    Why not Nitrogen?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiminee View Post
    Had mine set at 37, but with cold weather coming they will drop some.
    I was kind of surprised the Veloster didn't come with nitrogen instead of compressed air in the tires. My wife purchased a new set of tires last fall for her Mazda3 Sport hatch and the garage inflated them with N. She has tire pressure monitoring and these have stayed true to pressure since. She always hated getting in and starting the car after it got cold at work and the chime goes off that a tire has low pressure. She had to get out and check just to make certain they weren't flat, and halfway home the chime/warning light goes off after tires warmed.

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    my dealership the nitro fill is part of the dealer packaging.
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    I don't think my dealership nitro filled mine.. I'm going out to buy a gauge this weekend, so I can keep track. I'll be keeping it safe 32-33 Psi as recommended
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    ^yeah whatever the door jam says.
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