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PSI for stick 16" 5th gen base model rims

What's a good PSI for stick 16" 5th gen base model rims?
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Rims dont require any air pressure.



But the tires do. Check the sidewall of the tire, that'll tell you the perfect air pressure to run.
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trying to put air in your tires?

make sure you check each tire just in case the tires aren't the same...

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The sidewall will tell you your max psi, but if you look in the information tab that is on your driver side frame (open your door and look at the frame there, there's a tab with max weight etc...), it will tell you the recommended psi for your vehicle.
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most of the time its around 32 but check to make sure and twokexlv6coupe i get it lol
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I would go by the psi on the sidewall of the tire. If they aren't the original tires, they may have different max psi than you may find on the door jam of the vehicle. Always go by what the tire says. I have the stock rims still, but Yokohama street radials which require different psi. I actually need to put some air in them now that I think about it.
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I would go by the psi on the sidewall of the tire. If they aren't the original tires, they may have different max psi than you may find on the door jam of the vehicle. Always go by what the tire says. I have the stock rims still, but Yokohama street radials which require different psi. I actually need to put some air in them now that I think about it.
Incorrect... the information on the sidewall sometimes only tells you MAX PSI... inother words... if you fill it that much, you are pushing it!

The reason why you go off of what is on the door sill, is that there is more to take into consideration than your tires MAX PSI... like the weight of the vehicle etc...

It would be impossible to stamp the recommended inflation on all tires because the recommended inflation on a tire is different depending on which vehicle you put it on. For example... Yokohama AVS P215/55/R16s on a 3000 pound Prelude have a different recommended inflation than Yokohama AVS P215/55/R16s on a little Miata.

Also... Yokohamas ARE the stock prelude tires (for 5th gen SH's at least).

Also... Yogi is right... A good rule of thumb is that a majority of passenger CARS recommended tire inflation is right around 32 PSI average.

The proof is in the pudding.... I think everyone here knows of "tirerack.com" and trusts what they say as they are an industry leader... here are some examples, and where to find them.

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Maintenance Tips to Increase Tire Performance, Life and Durability

Check and Adjust First Thing In The Morning. Set according to the vehicle manufacturer's cold tire pressure(s) recommended on the vehicle's tire placard or in its owner's manual. This must be done before rising ambient temperatures, the sun's radiant heat or even driving short distances temporarily warms the tires.
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Checking Tire Inflation Pressure

Regardless of its size, every tire's load capacity, durability, traction and handling is dependent on using the right inflation pressure for the application. Since both too little and too much inflation pressure sacrifices some of the tires' performance, maintaining the "right" inflation pressure is very important.

While a wide variety of tire sizes are available to fit the many different vehicles in use today, almost every tire size can be used on more than one vehicle. Therefore it is the vehicle manufacturers that ultimately determine the tire inflation pressures they believe best fine-tune the tires' capabilities to their specific vehicle makes and models.

The pounds per square inch (psi) pressure number branded on the tire's sidewall identifies the maximum cold inflation pressure that specific tire is rated to hold. However, the tire's maximum pressure is not necessarily the correct pressure for every vehicle upon which the tire can be used (almost all vehicle manufacturers' recommended tire inflation pressures are less than the tires' maximum pressure).

Therefore when checking and adjusting tire inflation pressures, the "right" inflation pressures are those provided by the vehicle manufacturer, not the "maximum" inflation pressure branded on the tire's sidewall. The vehicle manufacturer's pressure recommendation can be found on the vehicle's tire information placard label, as well as in the vehicle owner's manual.

I HIGHLY recommend reading the second link in it's entirety. It's a very good article.


One more thing... during AutoCrossing and other competitive driving... your tire inflation is done differently again...

Go here to read more about that topic

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Incorrect... the information on the sidewall sometimes only tells you MAX PSI... inother words... if you fill it that much, you are pushing it!

The reason why you go off of what is on the door sill, is that there is more to take into consideration than your tires MAX PSI... like the weight of the vehicle etc...

It would be impossible to stamp the recommended inflation on all tires because the recommended inflation on a tire is different depending on which vehicle you put it on. For example... Yokohama AVS P215/55/R16s on a 3000 pound Prelude have a different recommended inflation than Yokohama AVS P215/55/R16s on a little Miata.

Also... Yokohamas ARE the stock prelude tires (for 5th gen SH's at least).

Also... Yogi is right... A good rule of thumb is that a majority of passenger CARS recommended tire inflation is right around 32 PSI average.
this is very true, i have low profiles, and the max psi to run is 44, but i usually run 40-41 to give it some room.... i think this is true for most tires, you dont wanna have them over inflated, but at the same time underinflated
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