1997 Pontiac Firebird Tire Pressure

Recommended tire pressure for 1997 Pontiac Firebird tires to improve fuel efficiency, extend tire life and drive safely.

1997 Pontiac Firebird comes in 7 trims and 8 original equipment tire size sets with recommended tire inflation of 30 psi.

1997 Pontiac Firebird Base Model

Front Tire Rear Tire
Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Recommended Tire Pressure 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa) 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa)
Acceptable Winter Tire Pressure 33 - 35 psi 33 - 35 psi
Tire Size Type P-Metric P-Metric
Tire Load Index 94 94
Tire Load Capacity 1478 lbs (670 kg) 1478 lbs (670 kg)
Tire Speed Rating T T
Maximum Tire Speed 118 mph (190 km/h) 118 mph (190 km/h)
Front Tire Rear Tire
Tire Size P235/55R16 P235/55R16
Recommended Tire Pressure 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa) 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa)
Acceptable Winter Tire Pressure 33 - 35 psi 33 - 35 psi
Tire Size Type P-Metric P-Metric
Tire Load Index 96 96
Tire Load Capacity 1566 lbs (710 kg) 1566 lbs (710 kg)
Tire Speed Rating T T
Maximum Tire Speed 118 mph (190 km/h) 118 mph (190 km/h)

1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Front Tire Rear Tire
Tire Size P235/55R16 P235/55R16
Recommended Tire Pressure 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa) 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa)
Acceptable Winter Tire Pressure 33 - 35 psi 33 - 35 psi
Tire Size Type P-Metric P-Metric
Tire Load Index 96 96
Tire Load Capacity 1566 lbs (710 kg) 1566 lbs (710 kg)
Tire Speed Rating T T
Maximum Tire Speed 118 mph (190 km/h) 118 mph (190 km/h)
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1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula with Hi-Performance Package

Front Tire Rear Tire
Tire Size P245/50R16 P245/50R16
Recommended Tire Pressure 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa) 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa)
Acceptable Winter Tire Pressure 33 - 35 psi 33 - 35 psi
Tire Size Type P-Metric P-Metric
Tire Load Index
Tire Load Capacity
Tire Speed Rating
Maximum Tire Speed

1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula with WS6 Optional Package

Front Tire Rear Tire
Tire Size P275/40R17 P275/40R17
Recommended Tire Pressure 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa) 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa)
Acceptable Winter Tire Pressure 33 - 35 psi 33 - 35 psi
Tire Size Type P-Metric P-Metric
Tire Load Index
Tire Load Capacity
Tire Speed Rating
Maximum Tire Speed

1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Front Tire Rear Tire
Tire Size P235/55R16 P235/55R16
Recommended Tire Pressure 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa) 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa)
Acceptable Winter Tire Pressure 33 - 35 psi 33 - 35 psi
Tire Size Type P-Metric P-Metric
Tire Load Index 96 96
Tire Load Capacity 1566 lbs (710 kg) 1566 lbs (710 kg)
Tire Speed Rating T T
Maximum Tire Speed 118 mph (190 km/h) 118 mph (190 km/h)
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1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with Hi-Performance Package

Front Tire Rear Tire
Tire Size P245/50R16 P245/50R16
Recommended Tire Pressure 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa) 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa)
Acceptable Winter Tire Pressure 33 - 35 psi 33 - 35 psi
Tire Size Type P-Metric P-Metric
Tire Load Index
Tire Load Capacity
Tire Speed Rating
Maximum Tire Speed

1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with WS6 Optional Package

Front Tire Rear Tire
Tire Size P275/40R17 P275/40R17
Recommended Tire Pressure 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa) 30 psi (2.1 bar or 207 kPa)
Acceptable Winter Tire Pressure 33 - 35 psi 33 - 35 psi
Tire Size Type P-Metric P-Metric
Tire Load Index
Tire Load Capacity
Tire Speed Rating
Maximum Tire Speed

All tire pressure information listed is for informational purposes only. TirePressure.com does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of or the results of the use of this information. Always refer to your vehicle owner's manual for proper tire inflation pressures.

It is vital to maintain proper tire inflation pressures for 1997 Pontiac Firebird tires. Low tire pressure and underinflated tires can lead to uneven and excessive tire wear, poor handling and reduced fuel economy. High tire pressure and overinflated tires can result in reduced traction, poor braking and can even be a cause of a tire blowout. Check tire pressure regularly and maintain correct tire inflation for 1997 Pontiac Firebird to enjoy a safe and comfortable drive.

Recommended tire pressure for 1997 Pontiac Firebird is determined by the manufacturer based on its characteristics and original equipment tire sizes. You can find 1997 Pontiac Firebird recommended tire pressure in owner's manual or on a tire placard on the side of driver's door or door jam. 1997 Pontiac Firebird tire inflation will be listed in psi (pounds per square inch), bar or kPa (kilopascals). Keep in mind that tire inflation listed on tire sidewall is the maximum air pressure the tire can hold to carry its maximum load, and not necessarily the recommended tire pressure for 1997 Pontiac Firebird. Your 1997 Pontiac Firebird may also have different recommended tire pressure settings for front and rear tires, especially if equipped with staggered tires.

To check 1997 Pontiac Firebird tire pressure you will need to know its recommended tire inflation and a tire pressure gauge. Check tire pressure when tires are "cold" using quality tire pressure gauge. Adjust 1997 Pontiac Firebird tire inflation to the recommended tire pressure settings as needed by adding or releasing air.

If you replace 1997 Pontiac Firebird original equipment tires and switch to different tire size, make sure to follow guidelines for the application of load and inflation tables to find proper tire pressure for new tires. Always refer to the 1997 Pontiac Firebird owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of replacement tires.

1997 Pontiac Firebird tire pressure fluctuates with ambient temperatures, so when temperatures drop tires may lose approximately 1 psi of air pressure for every 10 degree Fahrenheit decrease in temperature. During winter 1997 Pontiac Firebird tires can be inflated 3 to 5 psi above the recommended tire pressure settings to compensate for lower temperatures. Make sure to check tire pressure regularly in the winter to keep tires properly inflated for a safe ride on snow and icy roads. Consult owner's manual for recommended winter tire pressure for your 1997 Pontiac Firebird.

If your 1997 Pontiac Firebird is made after 2007, it should be equipped with tire pressure monitoring system that uses tire pressure sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low. If 1997 Pontiac Firebird low tire pressure warning light is on, check all tires for low air pressure and inflate as needed. If you need to reset TPMS, refer to owner's manual on how to reset 1997 Pontiac Firebird tire pressure monitoring system.