Re: Help Please...2004 escape...softening suspension for softer ride?
If you want to go softer ride and you get bored playing with tires. A slightly more expensive way to go is to upgrade the shocks. OE shocks on most vehicles aren't that great since they're made with quantity over quality in mind. Koni offers adjustable shocks. Other descent shock manufacturers are KYB and Monroe. Bilstein brand offers a descent ride if you carry several people around, luggage or tow.
Personally, I wouldn't run tires below 30psi for safety. Even in the slush and snow, soft tires will reduce your braking distance and have a greater tendancy to wobble. Stay within 5psi of the maximum rated tire pressure and you'll not only get a descent ride for those tires (all tires are not created equal either!), but you'll get maximum tread life out of the tires.
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