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Old 04-16-2009, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Noob, you don't have to obey that 41 PSI sidewall max like a zombie. Search around on the forum, you will find that BRAND NEW tires are the best time to start to pump 'em up. You can generally safely pump them up to 50 PSI, which is a very good point where both relative safety and FE are balanced perfectly. After 50 PSI you will experience little real benefit and a LOT of weird glances at filling stations.

The NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) from the pumped up tires will be somewhat higher than the regular 'normal' settings, but not significantly. You will also be better off in the handling and tread wear department with the pumped up tires.

In short, there is a lot of benefit tires kept at 50 PSI, and should you start doing it on NEW tires, it will ensure your tread wear will be uniform and significantly low.
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