Tire pressure for 1992 Buick Lesabre

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Old 01-13-08, 02:09 PM
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Tire pressure for 1992 Buick Lesabre

Any body know the tire pressures I should be running in a 92 Buick Lesabre
Can someone look at thier driver door

The car has 205 70 15s on it
Cant see the sticker on the drivers door
Dont say in the handbook

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Old 01-13-08, 02:23 PM
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On passenger cars, proper tire pressure is 30 to 35 psi. I'm surprised the manual doesn't tell you. Is there a section called "specifications" ?
 
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Old 01-13-08, 02:40 PM
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tire psi

yep, 30 to 35 psi on a passenger car, tire will have a max psi stated on sidewall, you don't need to go with the max pressure, also, check when tire is cold.
 
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I'd go with 35, I like the ride a little stiffer than what you get with 30-32.
 
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Old 01-13-08, 04:34 PM
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I think the sticker reads 32psi, thats what we put in most Buicks. But as stated, 30-35 will be kosher.
 
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Old 01-14-08, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by mobile_man View Post
On passenger cars, proper tire pressure is 30 to 35 psi. I'm surprised the manual doesn't tell you. Is there a section called "specifications" ?
There is no general recommended tire pressure. You should use what the vehicle manufacturer recommends for most common every day use. The recommend (cold) pressure has been carefully evaluated to give proper handling, performance, ride and tire life. The recommended pressure for my wifes 4 door Tracker is 26 lbs. Higher pressures for loads at maximum vehicle carrying capacity would be good but never to exceed the maximum tire pressure and weight rating that is on the sidewall of the tire. Hopefully someone will have the car you have and respond with what their label says.
 
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Old 01-15-08, 07:47 AM
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I agree with the above posting, but will add my 2 cents worth. I use the "max cold pressure" on the sidewall of the tire; this seems to me to give good service (tire wear), traction, and fuel economy. To each his own, but this has worked well for me since 1963.
 
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Old 01-15-08, 08:37 AM
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Before everyone gets carried away we had a rather lengthy, heated thread on the subject not too long ago, so let's not go there. Anyone interested can search the archives.
 
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Old 01-17-08, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by the_tow_guy View Post
Before everyone gets carried away we had a rather lengthy, heated thread on the subject not too long ago, so let's not go there. Anyone interested can search the archives.
A search of tire manufacturer web sites and the archives should give you enough information to make your informed decision on tire pressures. Don't forget to set tire pressures on a cold tire as just a short drive will raise tire pressures. In this case if you are using the maximum tire pressure listed on the tire side wall you will then be over the maximum design pressure of the tire. It is my opinion that if you insist on using the maximum design tire pressure you may want to adjust the tire pressure on a hot tire to assure you don't exceed the design parimeters of the tire.
 
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Old 01-17-08, 09:17 AM
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Most Chilton's/Hayne's manuals will have a chart with recommended specs including tire pressure. Pick one up at your local parts store if you don't already have one and you should find your answer(s).
 
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My Haynes says

"Note the reading on the gauge and compare the figure to the recommended tire pressure shown on the placard on the drivers pillar"
That placard on my car is unreadable so I wish to know if anybody has a 92 Lesabre that can tell me what it says on theirs.
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Old 01-18-08, 07:50 PM
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Nothing in the first chapter with a chart? Worst case, goto the local wreckers and check what it says in the door. I did a few searches and came up empty.
 
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Old 01-19-08, 05:58 AM
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Now theres an idea
A scrap yard
I have to look for a couple of small items anyway

Good idea
 
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