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    Junior Soul RickM46's Avatar
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    KIA Soul Tire Pressure

    Regarding tire pressure:
    When I took delivery on my Soul +, the tires were inflated to about 44 pounds.
    When I reduced that to 36 pounds, road noise decreased.
    At a dealer seminar this week (Friendly KIA of New Port Richey), we (new KIA owners) found that KIA inflates all tires to 44 pounds so that the tires will not develop flat spots during their stay on the lot before they are sold. Before delivery, tire pressure should be decreased to spec.
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    It should be done by the dealer before delivery but check it! Too many of us have had over inflated tires.

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    yep it should be done when they come of the truck its call a PDI( pre delivery inspection)
    they all so go over everything to make sure its working before being sold

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    Personally I like the feel of the road so I keep them at 40psi. Good info though.

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    Is there a difference in tire pressure with the different tire sizes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickM46 View Post
    Regarding tire pressure:
    When I took delivery on my Soul +, the tires were inflated to about 44 pounds.
    When I reduced that to 36 pounds, road noise decreased.
    At a dealer seminar this week (Friendly KIA of New Port Richey), we (new KIA owners) found that KIA inflates all tires to 44 pounds so that the tires will not develop flat spots during their stay on the lot before they are sold. Before delivery, tire pressure should be decreased to spec.


    This is same for all manufactural to prevent “flatspot” on tires because vehicle may be parked and stationed for long period of time. I have my tire set at 35psi and it seems to be perfect for me. With 35psi, ride is noticbly more composed and elimiated frontend vibration which was felt during test drive with 45psi. I test drove as soon as it came off the truck so dealer didn’t have time to fully “prep”. 33psi is manufature recommendation but 35 is sort of optimal setting for gas mileage and safety for most tires. For Soul owners with 18 inch rims, we probably have to inflate more or/and pay extra attention to prevent accidentally bending the rims. 18 inch rims for our Soul may be over done but it sure looks good and it fills the wheelwell nicely.

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