03 LE - Tire Pressure

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Old 08 Aug 2005, 07:57 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default 03 LE - Tire Pressure

03 LE 4 cylinder automatic, 30K miles. original Bridgestone
tires. I rotate the tires once every 10-12K miles. I do mostly
city driving (commute to work by myself in Marland).

The spec for the tire pressure on the label on my car door is
29 psi for all four tires. I always kept all 4 tires at 30 psi.
(measured while the tires are cool, of cause).

Taken a very close look at the tires lately. They still
have quite some tread and should last for at least another
year (12K miles). But the edge of the tires wear much faster
than the middle. That tells me I did not have enough pressure
on the tires. Just inflated them to 32 psi. That's 3 pounds
higher than the recommended pressure. Is it a good idea?

tcl

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Old 08 Aug 2005, 10:53 am   #2 (permalink)
Zvpunry W. Ebfraobet
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On 8 Aug 2005 05:57:40 -0700, tcl ("tcl" <dowhileted@yahoo.com>) wrote (in
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> 03 LE 4 cylinder automatic, 30K miles. original Bridgestone
> tires. I rotate the tires once every 10-12K miles. I do mostly
> city driving (commute to work by myself in Marland).
>
> The spec for the tire pressure on the label on my car door is
> 29 psi for all four tires. I always kept all 4 tires at 30 psi.
> (measured while the tires are cool, of cause).
>
> Taken a very close look at the tires lately. They still
> have quite some tread and should last for at least another
> year (12K miles). But the edge of the tires wear much faster
> than the middle. That tells me I did not have enough pressure
> on the tires. Just inflated them to 32 psi. That's 3 pounds
> higher than the recommended pressure. Is it a good idea?
>
> tcl


When you say "the edge" instead of "the edges," I assume you mean just one
edge instead of both, in which case that would indicate that the wheels are
out of alignment. In the latter case, that would indicate low tire
pressure--but 30 lbs. is adequate. It doesn't seem likely that all four
tires would have slow leaks. Is someone at work messing with you?
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Old 08 Aug 2005, 11:19 am   #3 (permalink)
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Oops.... both edges

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Old 08 Aug 2005, 12:47 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"tcl" <dowhileted@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> 03 LE 4 cylinder automatic, 30K miles. original Bridgestone
> tires. I rotate the tires once every 10-12K miles. I do mostly
> city driving (commute to work by myself in Marland).
>
> The spec for the tire pressure on the label on my car door is
> 29 psi for all four tires. I always kept all 4 tires at 30 psi.
> (measured while the tires are cool, of cause).
>
> Taken a very close look at the tires lately. They still
> have quite some tread and should last for at least another
> year (12K miles). But the edge of the tires wear much faster
> than the middle. That tells me I did not have enough pressure
> on the tires. Just inflated them to 32 psi. That's 3 pounds
> higher than the recommended pressure. Is it a good idea?
>
> tcl
>

32 is fine. Most people actually use an even higher pressure, but I think 32
is OK.


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Old 08 Aug 2005, 08:10 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: 03 LE - Tire Pressure

My sticker recommends 32PSI for normal driving speed, oop, it is a factory
16" with 215/60 16.
2nd thing is whether your tire gauge is accurate or not. Some tire gauges
have up to 3 PSI in difference.


"tcl" <dowhileted@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1123505860.867405.212380@o13g2000cwo.googlegr oups.com...
> 03 LE 4 cylinder automatic, 30K miles. original Bridgestone
> tires. I rotate the tires once every 10-12K miles. I do mostly
> city driving (commute to work by myself in Marland).
>
> The spec for the tire pressure on the label on my car door is
> 29 psi for all four tires. I always kept all 4 tires at 30 psi.
> (measured while the tires are cool, of cause).
>
> Taken a very close look at the tires lately. They still
> have quite some tread and should last for at least another
> year (12K miles). But the edge of the tires wear much faster
> than the middle. That tells me I did not have enough pressure
> on the tires. Just inflated them to 32 psi. That's 3 pounds
> higher than the recommended pressure. Is it a good idea?
>
> tcl
>



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