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    recommended tyre pressures

    Does everyone set their tyres pressures to the Audi guide inside the fuel filler cover? Have improvements to the handeling been made by altering the pressures?

    I have a 2001- A4 1.8T sport with 185/55/16's.
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    Re: recommended tyre pressures

    Yes I do and why should I doubt Audi when it comes to tyre pressures? They built the car!!!

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    Re: recommended tyre pressures

    Like Bub I adhere to Audi's recommendations. I've played around with them and found myself back at Audi's recommendations.

    Anywhere in between the minimum load and full load pressures will be ok if you prefer the ride more crisp. Trouble is you end up with the car a little skittish in the wet if too high. Have a play and see what you prefer.

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    Re: recommended tyre pressures

    Bub,

    What are the recommended tyre pressures for you 1.8T 190 S-Line ?

    I have just bought some Ronal O.E 5 Arm alloys ( S-lines ) for my 190T Sport but the sticker on the inside of the door only shows the 17 inch tyre pressures......is it the same for the larger alloys...eg 32 front and back ?

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    Re: recommended tyre pressures

    Hi,
    the pressures for my 1.8tq Avant are --

    36psi F+R - Normal load

    42psi F+R - Fully laden & High speed

    This is for 235/40R18 tyres.

    I've been running these pressures since new and have no issues. Still over 5mm all round @ 11k

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    Re: recommended tyre pressures

    Great, thanks......a bit higher than currently on my 17's then.

    I will be putting the standard 235/40's on as I like to keep things as the manufacturer recommends.....after all, as you say, they have spent plenty of time testing their cars.

    Any recommendations on tyres ?

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    Re: recommended tyre pressures

    Don't open that can of worms again!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    Take a look HERE.

    TBH I've never heard a bad thing said against Goodyear F1's.

    My car (as all the B6 S-Lines, I think) came with Pirelli P Zero Rosso's I think they're pretty good as an OE tyre - Plenty of grip wet or dry (maybe Quattro helps) and as I've said seem to be wearing very well. I've heard of other owners getting nearly 30k miles from a set, which is good going for a permanent four wheel drive car. One thing I'd say is they can be noisy but I would expect that with 235mm wide tyres.

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    Re: recommended tyre pressures

    Yes, I have trawled through all the threads on tyres, just thought I would ask you, thanks.

    I think I may try some P-Zero Nero's as they seem to come out v.well in all the tests and are supposed to be quieter than the Rosso's.

    Anyway, that is a thread for the 'Handling' forum !!

    thanks again.

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    Re: recommended tyre pressures

    This old chestnut again!!

    I run at 34psi all round cold and have done since car was new. Rosso's lasted 30k, and I now have Goodyear F1's.

    Prefer the goodyear.

 

 

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