BuckMkII
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Location: Seattle

Highest cold Inflation pressure?

Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:04 am

What is the highest tire pressure you are comfortable running in replacement Ecopias?
2013 SV no QC, built July 2013
car grew up in San Jose CA, purchased 5/31/17 in Seattle
on 6/16/17: AHr = 56.4; SOH = 86%; Hx = 84.3; ODO = 39,250
bar 12 lost 8/21/17
on 8/23/18: AHr = 54.6; SOH = 83.5%; Hx = 78.2; ODO = 49,746

GerryAZ
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Delivery Date: 12 Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Highest cold Inflation pressure?

Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:55 am

I recently bought 17-inch Ecopias, but went up to 215/55R17 to get slightly larger diameter. Sidewall indicates maximum cold inflation is 51 psi. I am presently running 48 because 51 seemed a little harsh over bumps. As far as the tire is concerned, there is no issue running the maximum listed on the sidewall with pressure checked at night (early morning) when tire is coldest. The 16-inch Ecopias that came on my 2011 had sidewall maximum of 44 psi cold and that is where I kept them.
Gerry
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
Silver LEAF 2015 SL purchased 2/7/2015

Thick8
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Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:31 pm
Delivery Date: 30 Aug 2018

Re: Highest cold Inflation pressure?

Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:21 pm

Rule of thumb is 80-100% rated pressure. The car will tend to wander at higher pressures.

LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Highest cold Inflation pressure?

Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:31 pm

Having run 40-42psi on my 2013 Leaf, I now leave the 2018 at 38psi. It rides better and I don't need more range.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
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