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Running stock Contis on my C. I believe the listed pressure (max) on the tire is 51lbs. What do you guys or does the manual recommend. Dont have it with me. THanks. Just noticed my fronts are low and the seasons slowly changing.
 

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I asked mechanic at Chrysler dealership, he said to keep it at 32 when cold
Any other suggestions?
I love my tires hard...
I have stock Selvsealing Conti 18s
Any expert advise?
 

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hypersona said:
Running stock Contis on my C. I believe the listed pressure (max) on the tire is 51lbs. What do you guys or does the manual recommend. Dont have it with me. THanks. Just noticed my fronts are low and the seasons slowly changing.
The door sticker says 30 all around, I run mine at about 33.... seems to make the handling a little 'crisper' than 30...... If you run them at 51 you will probably wear out the center of the tread prematurely and I bet you won't like the ride.... might squeeze a wee bit more gas mileage out of her though.....
 

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The door sticker says 30 all around, I run mine at about 33.... seems to make the handling a little 'crisper' than 30...... If you run them at 51 you will probably wear out the center of the tread prematurely and I bet you won't like the ride.... might squeeze a wee bit more gas mileage out of her though.....
I'm runing about 36 psi all round based on someone suggesting 36-40 vs. the OEM rec. of 30. Haven't noticed much difference in mileage or "feel." But then I need to check them again because it's gotten much colder than when I first checked... 20s vs. 40s F.
 

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I just got my tires rotated for the first time at 13,000 miles. Dealer missed it at the 6,000 mile service. :AR15firin I noticed that the front tires were cupping a bit although the back tires looked fine. I showed this to the Service Manager and told him I was keeping the pressure at the door sticker recommended 30 PSI. He told me that was a minimum pressure, and that the tires should be run at 36 PSI. They bumped the pressure up when they rotated them.

I have always tended to keep my tires near the max pressure indicated on the tire, but lately have been told they should be kept at the recommended pressure in the owners manual. After talking to the dealer, is seems the right pressure is somewhere in between the two.
 

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I am running the conti self sealers at 30lbs. Used to run them at 28/29lbs.
I keep pressure low to reduce the bouncy/jarring cabin shock. Tire is wearing a little rounded on the edges. I have about 13.5k miles and probably have another another 5k-8k remaining.
 

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Just tore pgs. 237 & 238 out of my owner's manual and scraped the sticker off of my B pillar. Who needs'em? All of the answers are here! And I do mean ALL of'em.
 

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I have a 2006 300c Heritage Edition with the self sealing Conti's. I took my car into the dealership for its 3,000 oil change. On my way home, I noticed the EVAC personal settings were all reset for some reason. So I scrolled through everything.

The Tire pressure monitors had my tire pressure at 40 psi? So the dealer bumped my tire pressure up that high. Is there any potential problems with having the tire pressure up that high?
 

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If you have the Conti's, you're going to want to run them higher than the recommended 30psi on the door jamb. These tires wear (cup) terribly when at a lower pressure. Mine were cupping pretty bad by 12,000 miles when the dealer recommended upping the pressure to 36. With the pressure at 36 psi, I was able to squeeze 34,000 miles out of the tires before having to replace them. (I think I may hold a mileage record with the Contiseals, as most were replacing them between 12,000 and 20,000 miles.) Even with the pressure at 36, my tires cupped quite a lot. I would run yours at 40 psi for a while and see how it does. If the ride is too harsh, you could drop them down a bit, but I wouldn't go below 35 psi. I replaced my tires with the Goodyear Assurance Comfort Treads. It is unbelievable how much better the car rides with the Goodyears compared to the Contis.

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Assurance "TripleTred" vs "ComforTred"

Have any of you gone with the Assurance "TripleTred" as opposed to the "ComforTred?" The tread pattern is considerably different on the Triple, and they're listed (by Goodyear eh hem) as a "10" for dry, wet and snow traction. (The ComforTred is a "9" in those three categories.)

Most local tire dealers here in Florida recommend them (triple) for the dry and wet element here over the "ComforTred".
 
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