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Re: street tire pressure

>re: question on street tire pressure
>I have  '91 90Q/20V.
>I run my summer tires (205/50-15) at 34-36 lbs.
>I have been running my snow tires (185/55-15 Pirelli 210s) at
>33-34 lbas, and it was really mushy.  I just raised them to
>36-37 lbs (cold) and found a great improvement.
>Is there any danger running street tires at those levels
>consistently?  Others' advice?

There isn't any danger of the tire breaking down.  In fact, tires are more
resistant to impact at high pressure, so long as it is kept under the
maximum listed on the sidewall.  I would be wary of your traction on ice
with such high pressure, however.  The tire is riding on the center portion
of the tread at high pressure, which can affect traction and will affect

Richard Funnell,
San Jose, California
'83 urQ
'87 560 SL