I'm listening and will eventually be using this kind of input to decide on what tires to get when I toss the skins on this one.
1. What pressure do you run on yours now?
2. What did you run on the original tires?
3. Do you think that the Tripletreads be made a little more cushy with a little less air and still keep most of their improved handling?
4. Do you think they're quieter than the original tires?
Thanks in advance!
I don't have triple treads in my BU. I had them in my Mazda3. I am leaning towards getting a tire that has stiff side walls (3 plys). Triple treads is one of the choices.
I run 34psi on summer, 36psi on winter (mainly to accommodate big temperature fluctuations - every 10F difference causes you 1 psi change)
Stiffness partially comes from sidewall structure. 34psi would be very acceptable for 3 ply tires, IMO. This provides dead on accuracy on tracking and turnings.
I don't know whether low air pressure has affect on mushiness or not. IMO, laser straight tracking and handling more important than soft ride.
Unless you get dedicated sumer performance tire, noise level will be higher than current Firestones (that is what I have), IMO. But like I said, you need to be on time on your rotations, once you cup your tires, they will sound like airplane.