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Old 10-11-2004, 02:21   #1 (permalink)
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tyre pressure help

maybe this is stupid, but here goes

where can you find out what pressure your tyres need to be pumped up to when they arent the ones that came on the car...
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30 to 40 PSI as a guide. Depends on desired ride comfort, tire wear characteristics, car balance etc. I run my cars at 40PSI.

Manufacturers generally recomend sub 30 PSI which is laughable.
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maybe this is stupid, but here goes

where can you find out what pressure your tyres need to be pumped up to when they arent the ones that came on the car...
Tyreshops! Don't just pump them up to anything and think "she'll be right"

Tell me what size tyre and wheel you've got and I'll tell you what would be best for what application.

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yer i wasnt just gonna take a guess at it...no way

not 100% and its to dark to check, but i think its 215/45/R16

thanks mate, ill double check tomorrow and get it 100% right, but i think im pretty close
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Ok, so you've got bugger all sidewall. The absolute lowest I'd run is 34psi but that's only if you value comfort more than your rims or tyres. I don't know if you need to run them at 40psi, but if you don't mind the harsh ride, go for your life. 38 is probably your best bet.
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well its gonna be on superlows tomorrow...so ill need to try save a bit of ride quality...ill run em at 37?
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Yep I would be either running 38 or 40 on those tyre specs.
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thanks for the help guys

ill go down and check all the pressures tomorrow after its lowered
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If the car is being lowered, do the arches need to be roled?
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like the lips on the guards rolled out or whatever?

woulda thought that would only need to be done if you were goin VERY low, and if u had big rims. ive only got 16"
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