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Old 19th June 2006, 20:12   #1
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Post Regarding Tyre Pressure for Baleno

Hi,
I bought a Baleno Lxi recently. I have a doubt
regarding the tyre pressure.

Originally it had Bridgestone 165/80 R13 tube tyres
with steel rims. I upgraded the tyres to 185/60 R14
tubeless with 14" Inch Alloy wheels.

The Maruti Baleno Vxi comes with 185/65 R14 Tubeless
tyres and it has recommended 25 psi for the tyre pressure (next to the door frames),
and because of that i have been experimenting between
26 - 30 psi for Baleno Lxi.

Baleno Vxi 185/65 R14 Tubeles
My upgrade in Baleno Lxi 185/60 R14 Tubeless.

1) What is the correct tyre pressure for Baleno with
185/60 R14 tubeless?
2) Will the tyre pressure between 26 - 30 affect my alloy wheels?
3) What is the recommended tyre pressure for City and
Highway conditions?
4) Will i get a good mileage after upgrading the
tyres?
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Old 19th June 2006, 21:08   #2
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1)i think 30 psi is fine
2)no they will not damage your wheels....
3)city 28-30/highway 32
4)not really...its usually said that alloys give better mileage,but it dosent happen...just drive the way u drive and and expect more or less the same mileage
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= I use the same tyre size as yours and maintain 30psi. But for the Baleno, I think 28psi should suffice. You can experiment and find out.
= Tyre pressure will not affect alloys unless you under inflate so much that the alloys begin to take impact.
= Normally 2-3psi more than the city tyre pressure.
= Mileage, I dont think there will be any huge difference.
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My suggestion is try 28 PSI... I have maintained 30-31 pSI in my Baleno for 10k+ kms (185/65 R 14 Goodyear Eagle NCT 5) only to realise a slightly higher amount of wear at the centre... So I am now around 28 PSI and the wear seems more even
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I second "5u3zEr0" and "buffetfan".

The optimum pressure depends on the size, make/model of the tire AND the weight it has to support. I wish tire manufactureres provide a table of required pressure for a representative range of loads... but I have never heard of such things, people go by trial-and-error. Boys at gas stations seems to presume 30psi, you need to tell them to use lesser pressure every time!
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Hey folks,
Not sure if this is the thread to find out something about the Baleno. Is there an automatic version available in india? Which are the other cars that have an AT variant??
Thanks..
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...Wrong thread ... place your query under "What car?" in main section...
BTW... AFAIK..there's no AT version in Baleno as of now...
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I have a question guys...
How does one determine the optimum tyre pressure for any car? The manual gives the correct tyre pressure. But what when the stock tyres are replaced?
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