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Unread 08-08-2011, 03:43 PM   #1
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So i have a Toyota EE100 and a AE101 with "17 Rims from Concept one, and Nitto Neo Gen Tires.

I was wondering what tire pressure should i put in it for multiple weather and road conditions.
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The link you posted to the tires recommends 50 psi. I would start with that and see how it feels. Measure the wear across the tread and see if the center is getting thinner or the outside is getting thinner first. More pressure if the center is wearing faster, less if the outside is.

Often a bit more pressure than recommended extends the tire life and improves steering response. Manufacturers use as low a pressure as possible to improve the ride, depends what's more important to you, ride or handling.
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I looked on the tire itself once and it said 50PSI Max..
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Fill them to what the door sticker says, put about a thousand miles on them, then adjust based on tread wear and handling. You may have to go up or down a fair bit. Also, try not to go to the max sidewall pressure, that is the absolute highest the tire is safe to run at and is highly likely to explode if aired up to that point. One of our members seems adamant that it's correct, but it isn't.
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Fill them to what the door sticker says, put about a thousand miles on them, then adjust based on tread wear and handling. You may have to go up or down a fair bit. Also, try not to go to the max sidewall pressure, that is the absolute highest the tire is safe to run at and is highly likely to explode if aired up to that point. One of our members seems adamant that it's correct, but it isn't.
Unfortunate for me, that that sticker is gone or got painted over when i got the cars re-painted to a different color.

It was a complete body paint even the inside got painted..
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The door sticker is correct for replacement tires for that vehicle. If this tire is anything other than the OEM spec tire, you need advice from the tire manufacturer.

I do not recommend starting with the tire pressure on the sidewall of the tire as that is the maximum inflation pressure for the tire, as was stated above. I was in error in reading the posted link too quickly and neglected to notice that the 50 psi in the specs was the maximum. (In my defense I was only out of anesthetic about an hour when I posted that) I stand corrected and do NOT recommend starting with 50 psi, nor would I start with the OEM sticker recommendation if the tire is not a recommended replacement for the OEM.

If the sticker recommended 28 psi, like our Corollas, and the tire is a lower profile, I would probably start with 35 - 40 psi. Seriously, I like to start with a higher pressure and go down. If it rides harsh, and after taking some corners quickly, the sidewalls show no scrubbing, lower it by 2-3 psi, and repeat.

Starting too low with pressure can damage the sidewalls and possible cause the car to drift wide on a corner.
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