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Tyre Pressures

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by imported_vando, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. Hi, I'm new here and I've just bought a '99 A3 1.8T Sport which has got 18 inch alloys, i was wondering what sort of tyre pressures I should be running?

    Cheers for any help!

    Steve
     
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  3. MingBluS3

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    36 psi i think, i put in 34 cause i'm never too sure.
     
  4. HTC

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    I would have thought that was a tad high to be honest.
     
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    I HAVE 225/40/18. and i put 43 psi in. it say to put 50 in on the tyres?

    the ride feels fine. am i doing something wrong?

    cheers
     
  6. RichA3Turbo

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    Audi A3 1.8TS said:
    I HAVE 225/40/18. and i put 43 psi in. it say to put 50 in on the tyres?

    the ride feels fine. am i doing something wrong?

    cheers

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    43???

    I put in about 32!

    Rich
     
  7. HTC

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    Holy ****!!! the PSI rating on the side of the tyre is the MAX amount the tyre can take.

    Drop your pressures now. 43 is way too high!!
     
  8. Add7

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    i knew that. i was just testing you lot! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif

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  9. Add7

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    ok i thought that if the tyre pressure was a little low it would wear the tyres quicker?
     
  10. HTC

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    Yeah, but they will wear just as quick if they are over inflated. They will wear in the middle loads.
     
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    If the tyre pressure is too high it will wear too quickly in the middle of the tyre, I think anyway. Whereas, if it's too low it will wear unevenly elsewhere. Best thing to do would be to put the correct pressure in.
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  12. Grant

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    Robthehungrymonkey said:
    If the tyre pressure is too high it will wear too quickly in the middle of the tyre, I think anyway. Whereas, if it's too low it will wear unevenly elsewhere. Best thing to do would be to put the correct pressure in.
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    No sh!t Sherlock! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
     
  13. robthehungrymonkey

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Imola S3 said:
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    Robthehungrymonkey said:
    If the tyre pressure is too high it will wear too quickly in the middle of the tyre, I think anyway. Whereas, if it's too low it will wear unevenly elsewhere. Best thing to do would be to put the correct pressure in.
    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

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    No sh!t Sherlock! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

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    Yeah, well.....

    Supposed to be a hint of sarcasm in my post too! lol.
     
  14. mazzy

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    wat pressure is for a standard 17inch s3 alloy??
     

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