Just like the title states. I was just wondering for those of you running high performance all season tires what tire presure are you running for the street? Are you going strickly by the door jamb label or your own preference? Inquiring minds want to to know because I am defenitely no expert. Thanks for any input!
Yeah I am running Kumho ecsta asx tires on my Elise and the fronts are 22psi and the rears are at 25psi. I just wanted to make sure I am within the safe range so to speak of the 26psi front and 29 psi rear the factory calls for on the label.
Dunlop star specs 24 ft 25 rear but i am running 235/45 rear
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I run the OEM tires with the door jamb rate. I tried lowering it but didn't lack the reduced turn in sharpness.
Lotus spent many many hours optimizing the ride and handling. If you are running the OEM tires, why mess with the door jamb rate?! I think Lotus knows best here.
i run star specs on my car, maybe a pound down from door jamb, cold..
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But Lotus intends them as cold pressures. Just want to clarify for the OP.
Of all the things Lotus does well, tire pressures isn't one of them. Anyone that has tracked their car knows 26/29 works pretty damn well till you start to specialize suspensions etc.
Try this: Take car out for a typical "drive". When you get back immediately check pressures and adjust to 26/29 hot. Let car cool overnight then check pressures in the morning noting the temp (ideally pyrometer a tire as that is the REAL temp). Use those pressures as baseline and adjust for temp. Trust me car will behave MUCH better on the street.
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