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Is there an ideal tire pressure for a long highway trip?

I'm travelling from Georgia to Arizona over a 2 day period starting Friday and was wondering if I should slightly overinflate the tires for better gas mileage. They are currently at 32-33 . . . would I be better off higher?

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Good luck on the trip. Is this the move to Scottsdale? I would leave the press alone but that's my opinion. :D
 

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Hi Grip,

Yes, i'm moving to Scottsdale! I'll probably just leave the pressure alone . . you being a real-life rocket scientist I trust your opinion!

I'm moving to a house pretty close to Thunderbird Park, do you live near that area?
 

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I put our at 34 all the way around. I usually take what the manufacturer suggests and add 2-3 PSI to it. I like a little more turn in response and a little stiffer ride. My wife.....she wouldn't have a clue.:p
 

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I run 37F, 35R. No problems with uneven wear, and I prefer the sharper handling over a mushy ride.
 

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Having given it some more thought, I assume you are loaded to the gills with stuff, therefor a couple of psi would probably be in order. Hope you will have Cox INTERNET service when you get here the 4mb download is great. If you combine it with phone and TV Cable they will give you a package price. Say hello when you arrive. I'll PM you my phone number.
 

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Grip is correct. If you load the car full, you might want to run a couple psi above recommended.
 

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has anyone checked the accuracy of the tire pressure monitoring system? i checked my pressure this morning and my traditional guage was about 3 pounds more than the MO's.

I think the MO is correct, has anyone else calibrated the system?
 

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I think the MO's TPMS is more accurate than your normal tire guage. In fact, I find the small $20 digital tire guages to be extremely inaccurate. I prefer the large dial type. Just picked up a new one, and it matches the Murano's readings perfectly.
 

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Don't know what route you're taking, but if you happen to cross the Texas-Louisiana border, don't get too discouraged by the sign informing (warning) you that the other side of Texas is a mear 770 miles away. At least you'll be driving a Murano! :1:
 

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my trip

My MO MO MO went GO GO GO from the A-T-L to the P-H-O

(translation: my trip from Atlanta to Phoenix went just great!)

Just finished my 1800 mile journey without a single problem. The Murano was great, although now i'm sensing the "loose drivers seat" issue. Started the trip with 450 miles on my '04, now have 2250 or thereabouts. Gas mileage kept creeping up . . . showing 20.5 now. I'm hoping it improves even more.

I will say this . . . having Sirius makes all the difference on a long journey like this, especially when travelling solo.
 

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NOW we can add you to the Phoenix area list. :2:
 

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WELCOME to sunny PHX. And remember next July when the thermometer reaches 122 F,
IT'S A DRY HEAT.
Richie :22:
 

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I was lucky yesterday. The temperature here in central illinois reached 12.2F! :D

Woohoo double digit temperatures!
 

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Originally, I'm from N. Central Iowa, and I can remember temps of -30F this time of year. This week is forecasted to be mid to upper 70's. :2:
Richie
 

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We go WooHoo! for double digits also, But like RichE said we go BooHoo! when it gets to Triple Digits
 

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GripperDon said:
We go WooHoo! for double digits also, But like RichE said we go BooHoo! when it gets to Triple Digits

I also used to live in northern california, the Sacramento valley, where triple digits were not uncommon. I had a BLACK Maxima at the time, and man that was an adventure getting into the car and the five seconds it took to start the car and turn the AC to max, and get back outside so I could breathe.
 
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