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Old 02-16-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default Correct Air Pressure in Tires

I have 235-60-70 Duelers. The recommended pressure on the tire sez max. 44psi. What do you guys recommend?

Also what tourqe(sp?) should the lug nuts be for the 17x7 inch wheels?


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Old 02-16-2007, 04:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: Correct Air Pressure in Tires

Did you read the sticker what the factory recommends? I believe it's by the drivers side rear door. After the rear suspension recall I believe they recommended a higher pressure.

I have Turanza tires and I use 35-40 lbs in all 4 tires. I found 35-37lbs to be a good compromise between handling and ride in my tires.

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Old 02-16-2007, 04:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: Correct Air Pressure in Tires

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I have 235-60-70 Duelers. The recommended pressure on the tire sez max. 44psi. What do you guys recommend?

Also what tourqe(sp?) should the lug nuts be for the 17x7 inch wheels?


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What the hell kinda tire size is that? "235-60-70"

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Old 02-16-2007, 06:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: Correct Air Pressure in Tires

70's?
That's like a Monster Truck Tire!
We aren't serious, so don't get mad here!
I found my tires at 30lbs a few days ago, and I'm going to inflate them to about 35, as per the sticker on the door.

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Old 02-16-2007, 06:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: Correct Air Pressure in Tires

There is really no definitive "one size fits all" answer regarding tire pressure. It always involves trade offs between wear characteristics, road hazard vulnerability, fuel economy, handling and ride comfort, etc. Different drivers put different priorities on each of these items. In general, higher pressure will help increase fuel economy but a give rougher ride, and increase (road hazard) puncture risk. Each tire make, model and size has an ideal pressure for balanced treadwear, but may not provide a good balance of the other factors. Beyond this since each different vehicle model applies different forces (i.e. weight) so the ideal varies considerably, which is at least partly why tire manufactures don't recommend pressures (except for maximums). The recommended pressure derived from the door sticker is a good starting point for the make/model/size of tires Saturn put on at the factory (perhaps modified by the recall). Change to different tires and all bets are off, but the sticker would still be a reasonable starting point. Trial and error over an extended period is really the only way to find out what is best for you! Good Luck!
FWIW, I've found it easiest to start with higher pressures and slowly bleed air out of cold tires as required rather than having to progressively pump air in! That's just me though!
I'll leave it to someone else to address the lug torque question...

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Old 02-16-2007, 06:45 PM   #6
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I have 235-60-70 Duelers. The recommended pressure on the tire sez max. 44psi. What do you guys recommend?

Also what tourqe(sp?) should the lug nuts be for the 17x7 inch wheels?


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35psi (cold tire pressure...not after you've been driving)

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Old 02-16-2007, 07:02 PM   #7
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I have 235-60-70 Duelers. The recommended pressure on the tire sez max. 44psi. What do you guys recommend?

Also what tourqe(sp?) should the lug nuts be for the 17x7 inch wheels?


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Ooooops! sorry I meant 235-60-17 tires.


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Old 02-16-2007, 07:12 PM   #8
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The ratings on the sidewall are the maximum allowed by the tire. Always refer to the vehicle/manual for air pressure requirements. For example, the Duellers are used for different vehicles which have various handling and load requirements. One vehicle may require lower psi to work with its suspension etc.

Not sure about the torque specs? Anyone?

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Not sure about the torque specs? Anyone?

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35 psi (cold) and 100 lb-ft

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