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Sep 16, 2006, 8:23 AM

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In the past, I have always put 35 pounds of pressure in my car tires and have had great luck in achieving maximum tire tread life. Of course, 35 pounds has been the maximum pressure indicated on the tires.

However, I recently purchased a 2004 Dodge Stratus and the tires indicate 44 pounds maximum pressure. The sticker on the car says to run 30 pounds pressure maximum.

My question is, for maximum tire life, should I use the maximum 44 pounds or 30 pounds? I assume that if I run 30 pounds the ride will be smoother.

Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 16, 2006, 11:00 AM

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Re: Tire Air Pressure Sign In

TMK the suggested pressure is for the best handling and thus safety for the vehicle.

I'm a very local driver and always put tires to the max they say as I do believe they last longer but have to suggest going with the manufacurer suggests for the vehicle.

I have a truck that calls for 80psi and dropped it to 40 but it rarely sees 25mph!!

Do what that car maker says is best, T

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