Tire Pressure? - Saturn ION RedLine Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-08-2008, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
wittybanter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 11
Tire Pressure?

I have stock wheels on my 2007 Ion Redline - but it does have the competition package (the 17" gunmetal rims).

I noticed that the steering seems a bit off lately, and I checked the tire pressure. It is a bit off between tires so I am going to balance it out (currently between 27-31 PSI on different tires). What do you all find is the ideal tire pressure? I believe the tire can go much higher.

Thanks!
wittybanter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-08-2008, 09:37 AM
Senior Member
 
silversatrn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: central florida
Posts: 2,040
I like to KEEP MINE AT AROUND 35 POUNDS for daily driving..i put about 45 pounds in at the auto x track to prevent side wall damage.
silversatrn is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-08-2008, 09:53 AM
Senior Member
 
alredline04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Waterford,MI
Posts: 2,143
If you look on the door jam it says 32psi. That goes for any tire. It is based on the weight of the vehicle and give the best tire wear.

'04 RL, Pedder's XA coilovers

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
alredline04 is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-08-2008, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
wittybanter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 11
Yeah, I know it says that, but I also know you can go much higher (I think these tires can go as high as 50ish). I was curious if others have found any advantage to going above the doorjam numbers.
wittybanter is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-08-2008, 10:32 AM
Senior Member
 
alredline04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Waterford,MI
Posts: 2,143
You would notice a difference in the turn in and more snappy feel of the wheel, but for daily driving the excess tire wear would not be worth it. In auto-x we use the higher pressures mainly to prevent the side wall from rolling over.

'04 RL, Pedder's XA coilovers

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
alredline04 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-11-2008, 08:52 PM
Senior Member
 
Big Knight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Duanesburg NY
Posts: 2,967
I usually run around 34 to 35 psi.

Driving a 2006 Chile Pepper Red Redline with Comp Package and Stage 2, 110K miles.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Red Clan Grand Master Assassin...
Big Knight is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-11-2008, 09:52 PM
Likes "Cheese" and "Head"
 
GMRedline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 16,900
Quote:
Originally Posted by silversatrn View Post
I like to KEEP MINE AT AROUND 35 POUNDS for daily driving..i put about 45 pounds in at the auto x track to prevent side wall damage.
I set my tires to 41psi for track day earlier this year. After the first run I looked at my wear indicators and I was way above where it was supposed to be. I found that 38psi got me to where I wanted to be.

Should I ignore the wear indicators on track day?

06 Silver RL |
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
broken shit Is par for mcclure
GMRedline is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-12-2008, 10:38 AM
Senior Member
 
qwikredline11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 4,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by ebristol View Post
I set my tires to 41psi for track day earlier this year. After the first run I looked at my wear indicators and I was way above where it was supposed to be. I found that 38psi got me to where I wanted to be.

Should I ignore the wear indicators on track day?
yes.

i use 36/39 fr /rear road race 22/39 drag strip , for 17 Dunlops. GM used 36 for track testing in development...i have spherical joints on the flca, so at any pressure without the spherical joints with stock bushings in the flca on the road race track you will wreck the outer rib of your front tires. Who cares about wear bars if you are on the track? you get what you get on track and buy new tires.(monthly /weekly) Racing does that, wears stuff out quick and costs you money. On the street you get what you wish depending on how you drive - 25-50 k miles I use nitrogen as the molecules are larger and dont escape as fast thru the tire, no moisture etc to screw the tire performance...
qwikredline11 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Saturn ION RedLine Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tire pressure speedkillsdriveahonda Drag Racing Discussion 3 04-19-2007 07:57 PM
Tire Pressure 97cavy22 Drag Racing Discussion 27 03-03-2007 08:48 AM
recomeded tire pressure? (screw in tire) cvenom2122 Problems & Troubleshooting 9 01-29-2006 02:39 AM
tire pressure my_bd ION Redline Discussion 3 06-27-2005 03:33 PM
Tire Pressure? JPK ION Redline Discussion 11 11-23-2004 03:14 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome