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mrobers



Joined: 27 Jan 2017
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Location: Netherlands

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: New wheels on my '05 Pathfinder - 285/50R20 - tire pressure? Reply with quote

I've just put some new wheels and tires on my recently bought Pathfinder over here in the Netherlands (Europe) and I do like how the stance looks now. Somewhat more aggressive and not too ricy.

They are Cooper Zeon LTZ 285/50R20 on KMC Rockstar 2 (9x20). Stock suspension and no rubbing.

Only thing I can't figure out is what tire pressure I should run. Any recommendations?





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DiBo



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Location: Millet, AB

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recommended tire pressure is usually written on the tire, some small print.

It really depends on the tire, less rubber between rim and road means you need more pressure to keep the rim from hitting the ground when you hit a hard bump. But that in turn makes for a rougher ride, kind of a trade off with bigger rims though. I would try it at 45 psi and if it's too harsh try 40psi. Remember that incorrect tire pressure can also affect the wearing out of the tire Abd cause scalloping or cupping.

The set up looks sweet though. If your just going for looks and not going off the beaten path I would recommend a 2" spacer lift like the one PRG sells.

I found this from cooper tires, might help you out
http://us.coopertire.com/Tire-Safety/Tire-Safety-Tips/Proper-Tire-Inflation.aspx
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mrobers



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

I am not planning on going offroad (I have my Jeep Cherokee and Rally Grand Cherokee for that fun) so a 2" lift would be sufficient for good looks.

Currently I am running 36 psi (2.5 bar) and I have the feeling it is on the hard side but time has to tell (looking at the wear pattern).

I really like the looks of the Pathfinder right now and it drives great. I did notice a bit more sensitivity to steering but that might be because of the wider tires.
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