Tyres & Wheels Tyre pressures

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by robclowes, Saturday 9th Apr, 2016.

  1. robclowes Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    2005 2.2ictdi tourer sport. Standard alloys and tyres. What pressure do people run as I think mine are too low. I put in what it says on sticker
     
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  2. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I use 35psi all 4 tyres.
     
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  3. robclowes Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I will try that. 30 at the front looks too low to me
     
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  4. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Same here.
     
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  5. Bounder Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I am running 36psi all around in Michelin Crossclimates 205-55/16
    I find that good actually, Modern tyres have very soft sidewalls compared to a few years ago to make them quieter for the EU noise labels.
    The original ratings were designed for tyres produced around 2003 which is an age ago in tyre tech, I started out using the recommended pressures but the fronts always looked flat!
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    33 fronts 32 rear , weasel owners well you are over-inflating your tyres its clear for what..
     
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  7. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    The original Honda sticker on my door pillar states 35PSI under all load conditions for the front, but either 30, 35 or 42 for the rears. That's for standard 16" wheels.

    Is it only diesel owners who are sharp-eyed enough to find these stickers?
     
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  8. Bounder Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I must remove the label on mine for the 17" wheels, I don't know if its different to the one underneath but it need to go the same way as the wheels!
     
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  9. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    What would people recommend for 18" alloys with 235/45 tyres? I run them all at 35
     
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  10. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    It because of the pig iron of a engine which weighs a tonne unlike the petrol engine which is light agile and way faster!! The petrol placard is 33F 32R :lazy:
     
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  11. robclowes Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Ichiban I'm confused now
     
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  12. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    33 front and 32 rear no matter on wheel or tyre size then @Ichiban yeah?
     
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  13. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    For petrol yeah as for weasel engine pass
     
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  14. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    The mighty, torque-laden, low-CO2 I-CTDI is all-alloy!
     
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  15. Bounder Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I'm not sure there is that much difference weight wise between the diesel and the 2.4, probably a small bit but less than you would think.
    Anyone have specs on engine weights?
     
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  16. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I don't have access to the figures, but from memory a diesel Accord is 60kg heavier.
     
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  17. Bounder Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Not that much of a difference, it probably does affect the front more but the MPG is worth it.... getting high 46's now with a new airfilter and oil change. on 205/55 16.
    I do think the 205's look a little skinny from the rear on the tourer but they are so much more comfortable than the 17"'s that I took off.
     
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  18. jd1959 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I've done a fair bit of reading and it seems like there is no 'right' and lots of argument about it, but bottom line as long as it is between the placard and max inflation listed on the sidewall. I'd slowly increase from the factory numbers till you get a point that the ride becomes uncomfortable for you then go back to the last pressure that you liked, as long as its less than the max on the tyre. An interesting read by a police driving instructor is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rec.autos.tech/Ivd-g_jv5GY I'd link directly to the site but it seems to have been deleted a copy of the text is all I could find.
     
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