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      04-22-2011, 12:51 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by elh0102 View Post
Absolutely true in the literal sense. And, for someone shopping for bargain tires, the chart could be useful. But, if you look at all summer high performance tires in the OE sizes, you will find that all significantly exceed both the real world load rating and speed capability of the car. One would have to run at speed for a considerable distance on significantly underinflated tires to experience a pressure-related problem. But, you can never be too careful where safety is concerned. For example, my favorite bourbon comes with a cork, not a screw cap, lest I could cut myself in the process of operation. We all have our risk tolerance.
it's not about bargain tires
the Michelin PS2 i am using are not bargain
but they are a different size/load rating than the stock rating
if i put 33/35 (oem pressure) they will be too firm and uncomfortable
and they will wear too much in the middle
hence the need for the chart

if a tire exceeda the load rating of the oem size
you would need to LOWER the pressure
so your example still needs to check the table for the correct pressure