102183Prius tires (was: Re: 60+ MPG is easy.)
- May 1, 2007Sigh... you're adding in your own words in there and coming up w/your
Look at the sidewalls of YOUR tires. Nowhere on the Integrities does
it say that 44 psi is the maximum RECOMMENDED pressure. It says "300
KPa (44 psi) MAX. PRESS". It also says "SAFETY WARNING: SERIOUS
INJURY MAY RESULT FROM THE TIRE FAILURE DUE TO
UNDERINFLATION/OVERLOADING - FOLLOW OWNER'S MANUAL OR TIRE PLACARD
PLACED IN VEHICLE."
Guess what? The manual says to see the placard. The vehicle placard
says 35 psi front, 33 rear.
To repeat, the tire manufacturer says at
http://www.goodyeartires.com/faqs/Inflation.html "The inflation
pressure on the side of the tire is the MAXIMUM operating pressure. It
is not necessarily the right inflation for your vehicle. Always use
the inflation recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. You can find it
in your owner's manual, posted on the edge of the driver's door, on a
door post or on the inside of the glovebox door."
Bridgestone, the manufacturer of the tires on US touring 07+ Priuses
says essentially the same thing.
At this point, I think we can both agree to disagree.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, GREGMCKAY@... wrote:
> You keep trying to reduce this to a single element..... and it
> Sheesh. Look at the sidewall of your tires. The manufacturer of
the tires put that info there. See what the Max Cold Pressure is.
You are good at "any" pressure up to that. This does NOT mean you
would be good at 10psi. Why do tires blow when going flat? because
of the amount of heating from the extreme amount of flexing when
> By not going above the max cold tire pressure recommended by the
manufacturer, you are not deforming the tire to a different chape.
> The Prius is a heavy vehicle for its size. Many tires of the
appropriate size are not rated for the weight of the Prius.
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