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      01-13-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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winter tire pressure

I have been running around 31 front,36 back.In the winter on winter tires,does any body reccomend higher or lower tire pressures.
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I was reading a magazine comparing winter tyres and summer tyres and it mentioned that winter tyres needed higher pressures than summer tyres. Not sure if this true or not, but for daily driving I have mine set between the pressures for a lightly loaded car and fully loaded car.

That gives 2.2 bar at the front, 2.6 bar at the rear. That's about 32/38 for my 205/55R16's. The tyre placard says either 2.0/2.4 (29/34) or 2.4/2.9 (34/42) depending on loading
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I am running them at slightly higher pressure, because on cold days the air contracts a bit and the tire deflates a bit, so this way they stay at a reasonable minimum pressure.
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Good point. That's probably why the magazine said they should be run at a 'higher' pressure.
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