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Old 09-22-2007, 04:53 PM   #111
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A very much belated welcome to GasSavers! I haven't been spending as much time here as I used to because of the type of responses you have been getting. I would suggest lowering speed as much as possible, airing up the tires to the max sidewall pressure, timing traffic lights so you don't have to stop anymore than usual, moderate acceleration, and combining as many trips as possible.

This guy is the type of person who needs good advice more than most people. As has been mentioned earlier in the thread, a 5 mpg improvement for him is a huge improvement. ~50%? A wise man said a very long time ago, "It is not the healthy who need a physician."
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Haha... on that note, I really need to get my mpg from 63 to 66, who is going to help me!?!??!?

I think it's safe to go 6psi above max sidewall. Deranged, try that and see if it's not too rough a ride. It should improve handling as well as FE.

If you are worried about it-- this thread should allay some of those concerns.
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:20 PM   #113
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I'm actually about 20 psi(~65 psi) over the max sidewall pressure on my Goodyear Integrity's with over 7500 miles and no ill effects. There is a point at which raising the pressure doesn't help FE much and it seems as though I've reached that point.
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I'm actually about 20 psi(~65 psi) over the max sidewall pressure on my Goodyear Integrity's with over 7500 miles and no ill effects. There is a point at which raising the pressure doesn't help FE much and it seems as though I've reached that point.
wow. You ever take turns fast? How do they handle? Rough ride?
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:48 PM   #115
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mine are at 44 to 50 it depends on the season. Still turns great and rolls alot better. I like the ride stiffer anyways when there at 35 it feels way to soft.
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wow. You ever take turns fast? How do they handle? Rough ride?
There is one corner that I routinely take at 20 mph or above since it's about .3 miles from my driveway and I need that much speed to coast all the way there. I have even done this on wet roads and it took the turn without even sliding at all. For the vast majority of the time, I take corners much slower than that and never go that fast around corners when there is other traffic or pedestrians around. The ride isn't too rough but, then again, I travel at 40 mph or below most of the time since I stick to country roads as much as possible.
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mine are at 44 to 50 it depends on the season. Still turns great and rolls alot better. I like the ride stiffer anyways when there at 35 it feels way to soft.
Your sidewall is 35 and you go up to 50? My fronts are 35 and rears are 44. You think a 10psi increase will be no problem? 45/54
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Old 09-22-2007, 06:21 PM   #118
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It really wouldn't help me out a whole lot and I don't want to raise the pressure too much considering the weight of my vehicle and the fact that they're 275's. I'm going to try it on my G20 though.
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Are they run flats?
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