The sticker with the recommended tire pressures on the driver's door
is illegible on the Z24 that my son's bought. I also can't find it in
the owner's handbook. It has 205/65x16 tires. Does anyone out there
have this information?
Sol. 2000 Z24
2000 Impala 3.8
2002 Grand Prix
1999 Ford Windstar (heap)
1974 VW Beetle
Various Small Engine Things around the yard.
30 PSI is a typical GM recommended pressure in a passenger car. Don't
listen to any idiot who tells you to run the pressure listed on the tire, if
you read the info on the tire, is says "MAX" pressure, not recommended.
It will be 30 psi. By the way, almost any GM car except for something
like the Corvette...will specify about 30 lbs for tire pressure. You really
can't go wrong using that basic pressure.
Trucks are the ones that are all over the place, definitely makes a
difference depending on what size truck, and what kind of tires it
When I bought a used GM car I had the same question and settled on 30
front and rear.
You did get some good advice, but consider that, as was mentioned, the
tire manufacturer doesn't know what kind of vehicle the tire will be
used on and tire pressure can really affect the stability and road
handling of the car. (The race car techs walk around with a tire
guage in their pocket because proper pressure really does affect
handling) Never use the pressure on the tire, and don't believe that
pressure should be reduced if the tire is used in very hot areas.
The pressure should be checked when the tire is cold, and will not
increase to failure levels no matter how darned hot the road and
climate is. I had occasion to visit a plant once where they tested
tires, and once in a while one would blow off the rim at about 600 lbs
On 22 Oct 2003 18:34:41 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Solomon
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.