What are you basing this judgement on?that seems low
Tire manufacturers do not recommend what pressure every vehicle should run, that is up to the OEM who is the expert on your suspension, weight, braking, handling, and ride comfort.I have a new RAV 4 SE with 18" tires, the OEM label states 32 lbs, that seems low and what is the correct tire pressure.
Those crazy hypermillers! :wink
But seriously, I would have ran away from those tires and then called the bomb squad.
To say nothing of what the rim is rated at!When I worked as a mechanic a customer with a VW Golf came in complaining of extremely rough ride. During the road test the ride was so rough it felt like it was rolling on square tires! During inspection I found each tire was maxing my 150psi gauge! I had to let out quite a bit of air from each before it dropped to below 150psi. The tires had a max spec. of 44psi. Needless to say, after adjusting his tire pressure to the recommended level his extremely rough ride miraculously went away. We sent him on his merry way without charging for the service. I've never seen a customer leave our shop happier.
I keep my tire pressure approximately between what the manufacturer recommends and the max pressure stamped on the tire. That seems to give me the best ride while still maintaining good fuel economy.