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#11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 04:17 PM
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Thanks for all the reply's, sorry Tex for the TPMS as always you catch those spelling errors. So 24 PSI is what I showed when my light came on and 24 seems to be the #. Funny thing is when I read most of the other posts about when the light comes on it was the front driver tire or the spare in most cases. In my case front driver...oh well. June bug thanks for the link for the Toyota TPMS it most informative, it stress not to use fix a flat at all, and if used you will have to replace the TPM unit for that tire. Maybe Junegbug can change the spelling on the thread, have know idea how. Got it done

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What is the best pressure to run at that won't wear the tires unevenly?
I like 34 all around. I consider that a good compromise between wear, ride and handling. YMMV.
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What is the best pressure to run at that won't wear the tires unevenly?
I think naturally it would be whatever the manufacturer has specified as written on the door "recommended tire pressure", I think they probably do extensive testing in order to recommend a certain psi, the auto maker and the tire maker probably work together? I always have 32psi on my tires because if I go any higher the ride would become unbearably stiff like riding a 911.

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When I got my Sport, the dealer told me to keep the tires at 35 psi.

My wife's Lexus had the light come on at 27.5. The recommended was 30.

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I guess I'll just stick with the door recommendation. Seeing this thread reminded me that I should probably check the pressure, has been awhile and I understand with the RFs it's important to check them.
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Also check the max rating on the tire sidewall. Some are rated 35-36, others 44.
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Just got the RAV back from dealer service and the cold pressure in the tires were 38 PSI. I reduced it to 36.

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This is the first vehicle I have ever had with TPMS and I think it's a worthless, ineffective and expensive gimmick. It's crazy that it's mandated by the federal government. I can't even have the tire shop put wheels or tires on my car unless there are sensors on them. And I'm supposed to pay to reset the computer every time I change from winter to summer, and vice versa. I'd end up paying more for worthless TPMS stuff than for cable and beer combined every year. Ridiculous. As if there weren't enough things to spend money on. What's next?

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