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Old 08-14-2013, 08:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My tires were only rated 33 PSI (I think) and I ran them at forty until I noticed uneven wear.

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I completely respect the decision, even if you don't want to run max, that just seems low for the max- I may wear out more in the center, but it's added grip in turns, and they'll be replaced before I wear 'em out.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Oops I got a little confused. Max for tires are rated at 44psi but the sticker in the door jamb said 32psi. I didn't know we can go over max rated for tire, hence 'low' value at 35. I'll have to bump it up a bit each time I fill up and see if there's a good change
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I gave up, just realized that a Prelude shouldn't be held back and driven like I did in the past few weeks. Although it did exceed my expectations, it didn't feel right do to it anymore. I ended up buying a new Civic so that I can retire the Prelude and save it for a restoration project with my son when he's old enough.

The Civic is pretty sweet though, on my first commute to work, I got about 35MPG in stop and go traffic. I'll make another thread later when I have some more time
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:33 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Ack! You got an automatic Civic.

I'm sure you had your reasons.

And a future restoration project sounds like fun.

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