This is what we are all about, going where no man/woman has gone before. Think about it, where else have you been enticed to such a deep discussion of the benefits of Max Sidewall pressures? We are in a grey area. No one normally operates here - we do. We are building up that body of experience. Needless to say, our good friends at the AAA would leap for joy if all of our membership suddenly started sliding off the roads and into other cars - but it just ain't happenin'. That bothers them and our other individual naysayers, who like nothing more than to bring up something they barely understand, as some extreme danger that we are foisting on an unwary public. I run my tires at pressures well above Max Sidewall. With my long driving experience in a variety of types of cars, I'm very comfortable where I'm at. It handles great, rain or dry, hot or cold. It is rough. I'm conducting my own experiment. In 15,000 miles, my tires are not wearing on the center. I'll keep you posted of any success or failures I might experience. But as to safe? I'm one of the safest around. Safety was drummed into me in my career. I can function in the most hazardous of environments, as long as I know the danger and the techniques to protect myself.