What PSI are your tires? (Poll)

Discussion in 'Fuel Economy' started by lamebums, May 11, 2008.


How many PSI are your tires?

  1. Under 35

    24 vote(s)
  2. 35 to 39

    46 vote(s)
  3. 40 to 44

    115 vote(s)
  4. 45 to 49

    38 vote(s)
  5. 50 to 54

    56 vote(s)
  6. 55 to 59

    11 vote(s)
  7. 60 to 64

    13 vote(s)
  8. 65 to 69

    4 vote(s)
  9. 70 to 74

    3 vote(s)
  10. 75 or higher

    7 vote(s)
  1. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    Exercising your handling all the time might ultimately cost you something in terms of tire wear, but I don't see why airing your tires up would cost you anything.
  2. Kilo Delta

    Kilo Delta Well-Known Member

    51 psi. max side wall. Car rolls sooo much better / further.

  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Agreed, Dan.

    Oil -
    Did you actually read my post? Excercising my handling limit in this one place saves me money in the form of saving gas.

    Why would you compromise and use lower pressure when you know it gives you worse handling (and mileage and tire wear)? Maybe for smoothness and quietness, but those are low on my list of priorities.

    My last set of tires at 35 psi (placard + 3) wore out early on the edges. For my car, that's still too low for good treadwear. The same is true on the Odyssey - placard pressure wears the shoulders prematurely.
  4. oilburner

    oilburner Active Member

    Ok. didn't know it was just one particular spot.

    All the hondas I worked on wore the tires evenly at the recommended pressures, so I don't know what to tell you about your vehicle. I can't say the same for at least two other manufacturers. I just put my tires at 40 psi to see what happens. Unfortunately its in the middle of my mileage test, but it can only get better so I don't care.

    btw, have you looked at new tires carefully? the edges are much different than the middle so they look worn earlier, but when you measure them they must be measured in the middle. are you talking about more than .5 inches from the outer edge?
  5. Superdutytd

    Superdutytd Member

    I run 80 (max psi on sidewall) but I have load-E rated tires.
  6. npauli

    npauli Well-Known Member

    Load range E tires on my truck have max sidewall = 80 psi. I tend to go a bit lower in the rear to keep the wheels on the ground though.
  7. Chalupa102

    Chalupa102 Cycling more to drive less

    I run 53psi in my 44psi rated tires.
  8. greendriver

    greendriver Well-Known Member

    Interesting Poll. Any comments from those who participated in this in 2008 or lessons learned since then?
  9. alvaro84

    alvaro84 Homura-chan's selfishness

    39/36 front/rear on the YARDIS now. I don't have much experience, especially with the new tires, and don't want to go up too quickly - so I'm at 39/36 now, just a bit above factory recommended (34/31). They already feel harder than they were after leaving the tire workshop, but it's just natural.
  10. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    I'm at 58 now, was at 55 last year. Sidewall 51
  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    In the summertime , I run 44/42 front/rear. I have set them down 39/37 for the winter for better traction. All my Hondas ( heavy FWD cars ) were scary in the snow. And , no , I have not used snow tires (yet).
  12. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Got 'em at 40 all around on the Echo. Should check em again as it's been a little while now though
  13. greendriver

    greendriver Well-Known Member

    What brand of tire Gord? I'm running my Michelin's at 45-sidewall is 44.
  14. Logans07HondaFitty

    Logans07HondaFitty Active Member

    I own two expensive air gauges that I bought for racing Karts. They are worth every penny I have spent on them. They go for about 50-85$ from Longacre racing. In racing Air pressure can make or break a race especially sprint racing.
  15. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Michelin Energy Savers on the front and Bridgestone on the rear.
  16. greendriver

    greendriver Well-Known Member

    Is the side wall is 51 on both sets? Did you notice any improvement when you went to the energy savers? I'm gonna be looking for new tires in a few months.
  17. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yes sidewall 51 on both. I love the Energy Savers, I reckon I'm getting 2-3mpg more than original Bridgestones. Grip is good on the ES's even in the wet. When rear's eventually wear out I'll probably get ES's again :)

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