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 Correct tire pressures for SS wheels?

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Matt Trakker



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PostSubject: Correct tire pressures for SS wheels?   Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:06 pm

I was just wondering what the "correct" pressure rating would be for the SS. My car obviously isn't one, and I don't know if I should follow the door placard or what the placard would be on an actual SS (if different). I've searched online to no avail.

Maybe this would have something to do with my erratic handling on the car...

Figure this would also answer the question for those of us who are too poor to have owned a real SS yet... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Correct tire pressures for SS wheels?   Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:36 pm

should say on the tires
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PostSubject: Re: Correct tire pressures for SS wheels?   Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:07 pm

I usually run 35 psi all around.

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PostSubject: Tire PSI   Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:47 am

I would put 36PSI in them.
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PostSubject: Re: Correct tire pressures for SS wheels?   Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:54 am

The lable on the door of an Impala ss says 32lbs. You can go up a few lbs. This will help in mpgs, but try not to go below that number much, as it will hurt mpgs
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PostSubject: Re: Correct tire pressures for SS wheels?   Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:50 am

mean ss wrote:
should say on the tires

I'd have to put my .02 cents in and say never go by what the tire sidewall says.. That's MAX PSI, typically 44 on pass. car tires.. nothing bad would happen, but you'd most likely feel like you were driving on rocks.. Definitely go by the door sticker.. Most labels I check on the wagons or Fleetwoods are either 35psi all around, or 30front 35rear.. I keep all of my tires on these B/D bodies @ 36psi..
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PostSubject: Re: Correct tire pressures for SS wheels?   Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:14 am

96Brougham wrote:
mean ss wrote:
should say on the tires

I'd have to put my .02 cents in and say never go by what the tire sidewall says.. That's MAX PSI, typically 44 on pass. car tires.. nothing bad would happen, but you'd most likely feel like you were driving on rocks.. Definitely go by the door sticker.. Most labels I check on the wagons or Fleetwoods are either 35psi all around, or 30front 35rear.. I keep all of my tires on these B/D bodies @ 36psi..
all tires are different you can't go by the door sticker
my goodyears say 52 psi but I run them at 40 psi
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PostSubject: Re: Correct tire pressures for SS wheels?   Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:38 pm

I actually wound up putting 36~ in all of them just to make them a little more firm, feels better going over expansion joints and around corners, etc.
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