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A few years ago I bought new rims/tires. (225/40/18) It's only been about two years and I already had to buy new tires. I don't drive aggressively at all, or take my corners tight. The max psi on the tires was 44. I asked the guy at the dealership what they SHOULD be at and he said he keeps them at 35...which is what I believe the car says. But these new ones have a max at 50 psi I think. I got them mounted today and when I got them back they were set to 35. So would this be correct.


My old ones were a lot more worn down on the sides than in the middle.


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OEM pressures are recommened by the factory and will yield their estimated mpg ratings. I always just bump it up 2-3 psi to have a better tire shape on corners (better cornering effect with slightly higher pressures over stock) and get a bit more mpg.


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recommended tire pressures are on the sticker in the door jam... as well as in the owner's manual... something you should take a look at.

they're 32/29... btw..

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Thanks I'm an incompetent idiot thats never looked inside of the door jam or the manual.

Of course I know that's there. I wasn't sure if it was different for bigger tire sizes.
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You're not an incompetent idiot for that, you're an incompetent idiot for not knowing how much pressure your own damn tires require. Most of the time it's on the tire itself.

I wouldn't follow the guidelines in the door if you bought new rims and tires anyways. The ones on the inside of the door are for the stock tires. Which you said you do not have anymore.


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Thanks I'm an incompetent idiot thats never looked inside of the door jam or the manual.

Of course I know that's there. I wasn't sure if it was different for bigger tire sizes.
always go with OEM recommended tires pressures
even with bigger rims

the rims may have changed but the load didnt


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always go with OEM recommended tires pressures
even with bigger rims

the rims may have changed but the load didnt
^^ THIS..



NEVER go off what's on the tire... the number on the tire is the RATING of the tire.

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My old ones were a lot more worn down on the sides than in the middle.


Thanks.
did you get alignment done?

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NEVER go off what's on the tire... the number on the tire is the RATING of the tire.
Gotcha. I guess i was stuck on a mustang-friend's story about his tires that he bought. But they were for wicked amounts of traction so things were a bit different than a DD.


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Little late on the reply, but thanks. I was jw because the door jam says the pressure for the old size, but if it goes by load then it is what it is. Thanks again.

Oh and I haven't gotten an alignment yet, I really need one. I'm trying to hold out a little longer because we have wicked construction on the road where I live. I don't want to pay for an alignment and have to do it again in a few months. Could that be what's causing my car to vibrate a little when in doing 70 on the highway. I understand it could be out of balance but I'm assuming it's alignment because it wasn't like that before.
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