Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Buried in a sand trap somewher
Re: Tyre pressure query
I run 36psi all around on my 18" wheels in my BA XR6. I can definately feel the difference when they loose a bit of pressure though - down to 30psi and steering is sluggish and the tail gets happy.
36psi and then car just handles soo much better.
A friend of mine was has 16" wheels on his 200SX and was running at the manufacture spec's of 32psi. He was so proud that he could get the tail to drift and such, but the car was a pig to drive cleanly. One day I pumped his tires up to 40psi and the car just came alive in the corners, no more easier sliding, but beautiful cornering just like as mentioned in the magazines (though the slide is still there with more right foot, its just not there EVERY corner).
Falcon Killer (if you believe what Ford Service Departments have to say about me)
AU II XR6 - October 2001 ~ December 2002 - RIP
BA XR6 - December 2002 ~ Soon to disappear if Ford CRC can't fix it....
45,000km service coming up - and i'll be asking for a sizable list of fixes:
* Gearbox (3rd time)
* Steering click (5th time)
* Brake Shudder (2nd time, and has the applied "Fix")