what pressure to run Yokohama Advan A032R? ? ?

Alan Kramer ackramer at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 13 14:13:51 EDT 2001

The proper pressure is the pressure at which your tread temperature is 
uniform at the inner, center, and outer edge of the tire when the tire is at 
the temperature it will be when running on the track.

If you don't have a tire temp. device, I suggest applying a line of white 
shoe polish across the tread.  Drive the car as you would on the track, and 
see if the shoe polish is worn off evenly.  If it's wearing more on the 
edges, add more air.  If it's wearing in the middle, remove air.  Don't 
forget to refresh your shoe polish line after changing pressure.

For a competition tire, I've found perhaps an extra 1-2 pounds over car 
specs is about right for me when autocrossing.  For a street tire I usually 
run as much as 10# over the car's specs.

You won't find the tire inflation pressures on the tire rack or any other 
tire mfg. site because inflation pressure is dependent only on the weight 
each tire is supporting on car, not the tire you have.


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>From: "Tessie McMillan" <tessmc at drizzle.com>
>To: "Alfa-Digest at Digest.Net" <alfa-digest at digest.net>, 
><quattro at audifans.com>
>Subject: what pressure to run Yokohama Advan A032R? ? ?
>Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 09:05:45 -0700
>I have a new set of 205/50 x 15 (for a 15 x 7 rim) Yokohama Advan A032R 
>have been heat-cycled, but I haven't driven on them yet. Tomorrow is their
>first track day. It looks to be cloudy in the morning, but hot during the
>day (by *my* standards at least, since I can't stand anything above 65!).
>I could have sworn I saw a website (which, at the time I paid no attention
>to) recommending good starting tire pressures for this tire for 
>I can't find anything on TireRack.com or Yokohamatire.com.
>On street tires, I usually start with 43 cold all around (it works, really!
>!). I am not sure where to start with a comp. tire. Should I start at a
>street pressure (32 to 34) or should I jack up into the 40s?
>Please reply directly to me, as I may not receive the next digest today.
>Thanks for your help!

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