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Old 04-25-2018, 12:24 PM   #1
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2016 Prism 24G tire pressure

The label says 61 pounds front and rear. What should the cold pressure really be? The tires are Continental 215/85 R16. Any input is appreciated.
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Old 04-25-2018, 01:34 PM   #2
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61 psi is about right, given the tire load rating and the weight of the unit.

That being said, there are advocates for pressures from there to the maximum indicated on the tire side wall. This question usually provokes an ongoing discussion of various preferences.

Personally, I run a bit higher than 61 as a little insurance against the slight loss of pressure that occurs over time - maybe 65 to 70. Higher pressures give better fuel mileage and perhaps a bit more peace of mind, but the ride will be harsher and tire wear will be less even across the tread.

Here's a thread from last year:
Tire pressure on MBS chassis
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Here's a screen shot of a tire pressure chart and the weight the tires will carry vs the pressure.
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The label says 61 pounds front and rear. What should the cold pressure really be? The tires are Continental 215/85 R16. Any input is appreciated.
Tires should be checked and filled ONLY in a cold state.
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Tires should be checked and filled ONLY in a cold state.
And definitely only with Nitrogen.
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And definitely only with Nitrogen.

Mine are filled with about 78% nitrogen
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