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Tyre Pressures

imported_vando Sep 13, 2004

  1. imported_vando

    imported_vando Guest

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    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
     
  2. MingBluS3

    MingBluS3 Member

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

    HTC Active Member

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    I would have thought that was a tad high to be honest.
     
  4. Add7

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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
     
  5. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Moderator

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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
     
  6. 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!!
     
  7. Add7

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

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  8. Add7

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    ok i thought that if the tyre pressure was a little low it would wear the tyres quicker?
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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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  11. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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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
     
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    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.
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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.
     
  13. mazzy

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

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