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    tyre pressures

    could anybody tell me,what are the normal tyre pressures on an a3 with 225/40/18s,i don't trust the tyre fitters to add the correct psi.

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    Re: tyre pressures

    hi carl its rsw,did they do a good job of the refirb?

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    Re: tyre pressures

    OEM S3 with lightest of loads is 36 PSI all round.

    not sure on A3.

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    Re: tyre pressures

    hi carl - yeah I need to know the exact same info! 225/40/18's under normal load conditions...........anyone?

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    Re: tyre pressures

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    carlosthejackal said:
    could anybody tell me,what are the normal tyre pressures on an a3 with 225/40/18s,i don't trust the tyre fitters to add the correct psi.

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    I would suggest 34-38 psi and you will not be far wrong, and bear in mind that the data sticker shown above is for a car weighing a couple of hundred kilos more than the A3, especially at the rear end, so you'll want lower pressures.

    I would suggest trying at 34 psi and then play with the pressures for handling and comfort levels. The tyre will also give you an indication as to it's pressure requirements.

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    Re: tyre pressures

    o.k,thanks,i will try 34 all round,and go from there.

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    Re: tyre pressures

    RSW,i am reasonably happy with the refurb,they look very good,but they only did the face of the wheel,i assumed the whole wheel would be sand/bead blasted,filled then resprayed. but mine were,reprofiled,then the paint was matched.
    i will post some pics when i get the tyres fitted on thurs.

 

 

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