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Just curious as to what pressures people are running for street riding? I'm in Socal (warm climate), weigh 175 lbs., and run 32/33 in both front and rear.
Its late on a friday afternoon so I might not be thinking straight, but wouldn't you want lower pressure in lower temps to heat the rubber up quicker and improve grip?vdub18t said:For the track (RR)---(outside temp: over 60 degress):
30 front Pirelli SuperCorsa
30 rear Pirelli SuperCorsa
(outside temp: under 60 degress):
34 front Pirelli SuperCorsa
34 rear Pirelli SuperCorsa
Thanks for the info. If 35-36 psi is optimal, where do you start off (cold tire psi) so that it gets to those numbers at temperature?vdub18t said:It's like this here: The optimum operating pressure for a race tire (Pirelli SuperCorsa in this case) is around 35-36 psi. When it's warm out, the tires come up to this temp quite easily (warm weather, warm track).
When it is cold out, the tires do not tend to heat up quite as easily as in warm weather (no doubt). So to get to the optimum psi you need to have the tire close to the optimum psi to begin with.
I used to think the same as you until I kept cold tearing tires (too much flex in the carcass...contact patch size not cconsistent) after 5-7 laps. Then when I asked the Pirelli rep/sales guy at the track. He set me straight.