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Old 24-Jan-2003, 12:16 AM
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with my stock steelies (14'') and stock tires, according to the manual, the normal tire pressure is 30psi front and 29psi back.
now that i have those sir rims with stock michelins, what pressure should i have them?

if i get new tires, should the pressure be the same?
my ride is a '00 civic sedan. thanx
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Old 24-Jan-2003, 12:29 AM
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recommended tire pressure should be on your tires, just follow that. 30 psi is good for summer and more grip but in winter should keep the pressure higher so u can cut thru the snow vs getting stuck in it :working:
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Old 24-Jan-2003, 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by striderx
recommended tire pressure should be on your tires, just follow that. 30 psi is good for summer and more grip but in winter should keep the pressure higher so u can cut thru the snow vs getting stuck in it :working:
No offence but the reading on the tires refers to maximum inflation pressure instead of recommended pressure (which is found on the sticker in the driver's door jamb).

An increase of 0-3 psi over your stock recommended pressure should be fine for plus one (e.g., in your case, going from 14" 185/65 to 15" 195/55) or plus-2 fitments.

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Old 24-Jan-2003, 01:33 PM
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I have the stock EL rims on my car (same size and same tires as the SiR rims) and I think the recommended tire pressure is 32 psi, although I'll have to double check that.
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Old 24-Jan-2003, 07:20 PM
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i keep mine around 32-34
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Old 25-Jan-2003, 03:04 PM
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I have mine at 34
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Old 25-Jan-2003, 04:11 PM
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32-34 sounds right for stock civic 14/15's
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Old 25-Jan-2003, 11:04 PM
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shouldn't the front have a higher pressure than the back?
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Old 26-Jan-2003, 12:51 AM
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yah you can keep your front like 2psi higher
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Old 26-Jan-2003, 01:06 AM
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34psi Normal driving.
20 snow storm.
15 drag racing, 40 in the back.

I also keep a tire gauge in the glove box, cause you dont know accurate the ones are at the gas station after bob has dropped it a million times.
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Old 27-Jan-2003, 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by EL_Sport
I have the stock EL rims on my car (same size and same tires as the SiR rims) and I think the recommended tire pressure is 32 psi, although I'll have to double check that.
FYI, I doubled checked the sticker on my door jam and its 32 psi.
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Originally posted by 1sicsol
34psi Normal driving.
20 snow storm.
15 drag racing, 40 in the back.

I also keep a tire gauge in the glove box, cause you dont know accurate the ones are at the gas station after bob has dropped it a million times.
I have a digital tire pressure gauge, like $20 at CT....nice little peice.
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watch the CT flyers, the digi pressure guage goes on sale for half price. I got two.
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I tried my winter tires at 32 and it was way to hard a ride.....I felt every bump and ridge in the road. I lowered them to 28psi and it changed the car immensely....much smoother ride, and probably a better grip in the snow and ice.
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