smkettner wrote:Sidewall max in all conditions.
+1, and that’s for any tire really. Totally comfortable running at max tire pressure...that’s what it is there for.
That said, I’ve run my still original 2012 LEAF SL Ecopia tires at 36psi (car recommendation), 40psi, and 44psi (tire max) for extended periods to feel the difference. For me, 36psi seems a tad mushy, almost under inflated. 44psi gave a ride harsher than I liked and so the sweet spot is 40psi. I’ve used that for a couple of years now and plan to continue doing so. Still a good ride, better handling to my mind, no unusual tread wear, slightly better energy consumption (and I mean only SLIGHTLY), so all good.
At none of the 3 pressures have I gotten a TPMS message, and LEAFSpyPro shows no DTC’s being thrown.
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