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    Inside the door panel mine is saying 45 psi for fronts and 39 rear!! Can this possibly be right it seems incredibly high??
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    I use the 3 person "setting". Lol. 42 front and 33 rear
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    Think 45/39 is for mud and sand (M + S). Thinking it should be 42/33?
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    well im running mine well low, i run 30psi all round. suppose i best put some more air in

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    Quote Originally Posted by boost-addict View Post
    well im running mine well low, i run 30psi all round. suppose i best put some more air in
    Yeah because if you don't you the tyres wear out super quick on the inner edges. Ran our MY2010 car at 30 psi and the front tyres were trashed in 10k miles...

    Each model seems to be different in the pressures but my advise is stick to what it says on your door or fuel flap.
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    Door shut says 28/29 but then I'm not running stock size wheels for my car. So I just guessed but I should look it up I suppose.

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    I found 38 front and 31 rear a good compromise between town and A road driving.

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    I just had 4 new ones put on yesterday, they said I shoud run them at 32. Seems low to me.
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    its not useless its still a guideline, post your sticker and tyre size
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    That seems too high to me 42 front and 33 rear. Run 32 all round myself and its a smooth ride and handles great

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyC84 View Post
    That seems too high to me 42 front and 33 rear. Run 32 all round myself and its a smooth ride and handles great
    That's too low, you will screw your tyres up.
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    Car door sticker clearly says 42 front and 33 rear on my S3 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPB View Post
    Car door sticker clearly says 42 front and 33 rear on my S3 2011
    Whereas the sticker inside the petrol cap on my 3.2 (sport suspension) clearly states 36 front and 33 rear for my 225x45x17 tyres. The handling has always been up to expectations although I do suffer greater wear on the inside edges but only on the rear tyres (geometry checked and re-checked at different specialists and is correct). I wonder why there is such a disparity between front tyre pressures? I believe that high load factor tyres are specified for the S3, but they're not required for the 3.2.

    Is the difference in front tyre pressures simply because of the lower profile of S3 tyres on 18" rims? I would have expected that the 2.0 engine with turbo in the S3 was no heavier than the 3.2.

    Do specified front tyre pressures differ depending upon whether or not a DSG gearbox is fitted?
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    we need a thread of car spec and tyre sticker pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste_Nova View Post
    we need a thread of car spec and tyre sticker pics

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