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Quick Tyre pressure question

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by imported_Wicked666, Aug 10, 2005.

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    [Aug 10, 2005]
    Do I have to run same pressure in all 4 tyres if I have a quattro?
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    [Aug 10, 2005]
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    Do I have to run same pressure in all 4 tyres if I have a quattro?

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    Not really, try 34 fronts and 36 rear for better front end bite if you have 18s /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    On my TT is was 36F 30R
    My S4 is 39F 39R

    Quattro isn't the thing that determines your pressures
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    and if i am running 17's - dont want to go for 18s as i haven't heard great things
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    and if i am running 17's - dont want to go for 18s as i haven't heard great things

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    Try the fronts at the pressures for 2 people, and the rears at the pressures for four people...all available from the info sticker.

    BTW, there are no negative effects of going to 18s...but the 19s no have negative affects....IMO anyway.
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    ...apart from a harder ride, possible increase in unsprung weight and therefore worse handling, more risk of bending your wheel due to less sidewall, more expensive tyres, etc.... IMO /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    yes weight, i may just drill mine out!! thanks for that, as long as i can get some brembos in the 17's I'll stay. That reminds me I have some question for a new post
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    [Aug 12, 2005]
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    ...apart from a harder ride,


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    Not so...play with the tyre pressures!
    mine rides better on 18s and handles better, turns in better, is less fidgety etc...

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    possible increase in unsprung weight and therefore worse handling,


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    Yeah, if you fit cheap-ass replicas. Stick with properly engineered lightweight wheels and decent tyres and you'll save weight.


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    more risk of bending your wheel due to less sidewall,


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    Sossibly so...again, light, strong wheels will reduce this risk. You'll still bend a 17@ if you drive like an idiot on bad roads!

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    more expensive tyres, etc.... IMO /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    OK...you got me.
    It'll cost you about a tenner more per tyre! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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