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Old 11-28-2004, 01:08 PM
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Question Winter tire pressure question

I just put on my winter tires (Blizzak WS-50, 195/65R14 89Q M+S) and I have a question about the tire pressure I should run.

On the tire, it has printed "1279 lb @ 35 psi max". In my owner's manual, it recommends 33 psi front and 39 psi rear (for 4 passengers and luggage) or 30 psi front and 33 psi rear (for 4 passengers and no luggage).

Is it safe to run the recommended pressures even though the one exceeds the 35 max psi printed on the tire? I am assuming that since my car has a max permissible gross weight of 3605 lb, that each tire will not exceed the 1279 and that I should be fine. Is that correct?

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.
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I just put on my winter tires (Blizzak WS-50, 195/65R14 89Q M+S) and I have a question about the tire pressure I should run.

On the tire, it has printed "1279 lb @ 35 psi max". In my owner's manual, it recommends 33 psi front and 39 psi rear (for 4 passengers and luggage) or 30 psi front and 33 psi rear (for 4 passengers and no luggage).

Is it safe to run the recommended pressures even though the one exceeds the 35 max psi printed on the tire? I am assuming that since my car has a max permissible gross weight of 3605 lb, that each tire will not exceed the 1279 and that I should be fine. Is that correct?

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.
We've talked with Bridgestone about this, and they assure us that the tires can use more than the max PSI stated on the sidewall for cold psi and carry the load of the vehicle with no problem.
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