Vette(s): 1972 T Top, Mille Miglia Red, auto, ac, power windows, power steering, tilt/tele, power brakes, black leather..
I'm running BFG 235/60'S on my '72 at around 25 PSI, I'm getting advice that the pressures are too low so I would appreciate feedback from you guys. Also, and I may have asked this before, rubber or polyurethane bushes for the rear spring cushions.??Thank you in advance,
Vette(s): 1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.
When they went to radials in '73, the door sticker said 20 psi all around. That rides good but handling was a bit squirrelly. I ran around 32 psi except for autocrossing and then ran in the 42 +/-3 psi range.
Vette(s): 1973 Coupe -- 454 / 4 speed - Black on Black, Greenwood aftermarket turbo hood, Greenwood GTO style front bumper.American Racing Vector rims.
I switched to Mickey Thompson Sportman S/T this summer and found they liked 36 - 38 on the street. They are a very gripy tire. If I run them lower than that pressure the car gets on the mushy side. It took a while to find the sweet spot.
Vette(s): 1978 L48 Auto. Red with Oyster Leather interior. Owned 26 years.
I ran my '78 on 225/70R15s at 20 psi for 25 years. The tyre wear was minimal and even and the ride was fine for me. BUT, about three years ago I upped the pressure to 25,more to see what it felt like than any other reason. Definitely a harder ride, but a tad lighter steering
feel and slightly quicker response. I've recently put new tyres on and have run them at 24. So far so good.
It's a relatively stock car, coming up on 39 years old, so I'm not looking for, or expecting C6 performance levels!
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