Honda CR-V Owners Club Forums banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
33 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
like the title says 2001 CRV ex with RSX rims what pressure should i run the tires at the wheels came with 40lbs psi but i dropped it to 32lbs psi. TIA
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Hi,
I think you have done the right thing. Over 32 makes too much vibration and harms your interior day by day. Also ideal for fuel economy. My favorite setting is 31 for all.
Regards,
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
91 Posts
Hi,
I think you have done the right thing. Over 32 makes too much vibration and harms your interior day by day. Also ideal for fuel economy. My favorite setting is 31 for all.
Regards,
.... really? Harms the interior? Bah. Here's the reason to not over-inflate.

You I'd be more concerned with the fact over-inflating will cause the center of the tire to wear a lot faster than the rest and lead to a cupped tire.

The way to figure the best psi is take the tires max load rating and divide it by the tires max psi. Then find the axle weight of your car (front and rear). Since there are two tires per axle, divide that number by 2 so you have the weight for just one tire on that axle.. then divide that number by the first number you came up with (tires max load/ max psi) and that will give you about the psi you should be running.

You should also find its between 70-85% of the tires capacity (ie if you're tire can hold a max of 80 psu but your car is lighter and only requires 38 psi from the formula above, then a tire with a lower load rating would have been a better choice)

Sent from my GT-I9000 using AutoGuide App
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top