Originally Posted by oohpapi44
When I stated manufacturer, I should have specified car manufacturer (Lexus) recommends as best tire pressure for optimum ride comfort.
Believe you'd still have to exceed the tire manfacturer rating pretty far to see a significantly smaller contact patch. Todays tires stiffen the sidewalls (versus bubble out days of old). Agree the blowout risk increases significantly, but I think handling and braking wouldn't be affected too much with todays tires. Ride quality would be horrible though. Agree that none of it is worth it though. Especially in a city like NY with our huge potholes.
David Letterman said the potholes in New York City are so big, you have to turn on your headlights half way in, and there's a Starbucks at the bottom.