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Recommended tire pressure?

Currently on my car I have 17" rims, 205 50 R17, aftermarket with Cooper Sport Zeon tires. I'm curious to what the best tire pressure is, i always check my tire pressure every couple weeks, but i got my tires rotated and now it feels bumpy like too much air. Id like to know the best driving pressure for your tires.
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Re: Recommended tire pressure?

I keep mine around 35PSI not so hard, not too soft. Dealer always setys them too damn high around 44 psi, I never do that. Others will tell ya 32 psi is good, but that will wear your tires out as well, but give you better grip.

I have 215/45/17 and 35psi has always worked for me, sometimes I will go to 38 PSI during the Summer.

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Re: Recommended tire pressure?

No dealer should ever be setting your tire pressure to 44psi... and are you talking about cold psi or hot psi?

There's no perfect "right" tire pressure, but somewhere between 32-36psi cold is a good starting place for you to try.
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Re: Recommended tire pressure?

Everyone is different. Go test it out.
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i run 32 year round and like the results

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Re: Recommended tire pressure?

Alright mine is set at 41 PSI now which is way too high, thanks for the information
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Re: Recommended tire pressure?

[quote author=anthonyd link=topic=166595.msg3532406#msg3532406 date=1265390823]
Alright mine is set at 41 PSI now which is way too high, thanks for the information
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Yeah f that. Too high. 17" at 205? That's a big tire/wheel combo!

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[quote author=Reconfigure link=topic=166595.msg3532420#msg3532420 date=1265391835]
17" at 205? That's a big tire/wheel combo![/quote]

Big? That's standard stock wheel/tire size on the S/GT models.

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[quote author=spikeymike link=topic=166595.msg3532431#msg3532431 date=1265392420]
[quote author=Reconfigure link=topic=166595.msg3532420#msg3532420 date=1265391835]
17" at 205? That's a big tire/wheel combo![/quote]

Big? That's standard stock wheel/tire size on the S/GT models.
[/quote]

+1 I was gonna say the same thing.
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[quote author=TEKWATCH link=topic=166595.msg3532432#msg3532432 date=1265392472]
[quote author=spikeymike link=topic=166595.msg3532431#msg3532431 date=1265392420]
[quote author=Reconfigure link=topic=166595.msg3532420#msg3532420 date=1265391835]
17" at 205? That's a big tire/wheel combo![/quote]

Big? That's standard stock wheel/tire size on the S/GT models.
[/quote]

+1 I was gonna say the same thing.
[/quote]


Wait, I don't know what I'm talking about, nevermind!

I was thinking of the middle number (i.e. sidewall width).

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