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Do you follow the tyre pressure recommendations?

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    What's a good set up...

    My recommended TP is 2.5 BAR / 36.25 PSI on the front and 2.3 BAR / 33.35 PSI on the rear...

    At the moment I have 30 psi on the front and 32 on the rear... seems okay with this.

    I know if they are too high it can increase tyre wear
    If they are too low then fuel economy is at stake

    The car is a 2.0 TFSI, 8p2 btw

    Just wondering what folks have as a compromise between wear, economy, winter handling etc.
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    I run my tyres at 37PSI all round (that's a 3.0TDi saloon).
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    Sticking with the manufactures recommended tyre pressures is usually the best compromise for fuel economy and tyre wear, but there's nothing wrong to adjust them to make the car ride/handle to your liking. For example, I run 32psi front and 34/35psi rear on my 8L S3 to maximise it's handling, I tweaked the tyre pressures on a race track lap my lap on an open pit day until I was happy.

    That's very high Jeff, but I've never owned a car with a larger engine up front though, so weight is a factor in tyre pressures too, but my lardy B5 Passat TDI only require 33PSI(I think?) up front. I stick 35 on the rear as I carry 200kgs+ loads on a regular basis, 36psi made the rear end very lively!
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    I've had a lot of V6s down the years, and after a bit of experimentation, found I preferred having slightly higher pressures.
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    Usually run mine 38-39 all round. Sticker says 38 anyway
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