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Old 04-22-2016, 08:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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Originally Posted by wdb View Post
(I make this argument a lot but it's popular here.) That might be too high, particularly for the rears. My Fit got very loose in the back above 40psi or so. It's been a while but I think I settled in at 48/42 F/R as the best balance of control and rolling resistance.
Well mine have been at 60psi for 5 years and about 60,000 miles. I corner kinda quickly, preserving momentum. My tires are LRR 175 width Defenders. No accidents, no slides, no problems at all. FWIW.

EDIT: only caveat is that one should monitor the tires. When I had used tiresI caught a bulge once (which indicated dryrot, so I replaced them).
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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