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    Question on newly purchased tires from the rack!

    Hey so maybe is a tire rack specialist sees this they can help out.

    Just got my Blizzak WS70s 16'' on gold painted sparco assetta gara's. Love them already. Installed them just now and I got the tire pressure sensor also, just no light has popped up yet. Bringing it to the dealer wednesday, unless theres some special trick to doing it yourself.

    Other question is PSI. I checked the tires and they currently are at roughly 38 psi.

    Now the manual (which for the 17'' stock) recommend 32PSI. Just wondering if the tires came properly filled, and what the PSI should be just to know from now on going forward.

    Thanks!

    The tire is a Blizzak WS70 255/15 R16

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    The TPMS will have to be programmed by the dealer. The system does not memorize codes. Meaning each time you change tires you will have to take it to the dealer to have it reprogrammed.

    I set the cold tire pressure to whatever the manual/the sicker on the door jamb tells me. It is different for the front & rear tires. I just don't remember them off hand.
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    I checked both those places, even the owners manual for the new tires, and wasnt provided any info...

    The tires are a different size so PSI will be different (unless i am incorrect) i just dont want to be riding around with flats lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    The TPMS will have to be programmed by the dealer. The system does not memorize codes. Meaning each time you change tires you will have to take it to the dealer to have it reprogrammed.

    I set the cold tire pressure to whatever the manual/the sicker on the door jamb tells me. It is different for the front & rear tires. I just don't remember them off hand.

    Stock is 33 psi front 32 psi rear ....

    FYI ... I also have Blizzaks on 16 inch steelies. I tend to inflate them a little more (around 34-35 psi) and have been watching the tires for any uneven wear. I do that because the side walls are so soft that when I run them at 32-33 the car handles very poorly (for example, when I change lanes - the car seems to "bounce" back and forth ... if that makes any sense). So far wear has been even.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B REX View Post
    I checked both those places, even the owners manual for the new tires, and wasnt provided any info...

    The tires are a different size so PSI will be different (unless i am incorrect) i just dont want to be riding around with flats lol
    Pounds per square inch is a constant measure despite the size. So even though there may be more volume inside your winter tires, 32 psi is still 32 psi, it will just take a larger amount of air to achieve it.
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