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Tyre max pressure rating
« on: 20 March, 2007, 04:37:04 PM »
Do you still follow the tyre pressure that's on your door stickers if you change your tyres to one which has a higher max pressure?

For example, if the original tyres has a max pressure of 41psi and you changed the tyres to ones that have a max pressure of 51psi, do you still fill them up to 34psi?



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Re: Tyre max pressure rating
« Reply #1 on: 20 March, 2007, 04:39:59 PM »
yes; you do need to bump your pressures up slightly if you change to a lower-profile tyre or are loading the car up with heaps of gear.  I would suggest 38psi as the maximum, and that's with 215/40R17's.
« Last Edit: 20 March, 2007, 04:42:04 PM by more_fasterer »
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Re: Tyre max pressure rating
« Reply #2 on: 21 March, 2007, 02:20:39 AM »
I go 36PSI doesnt matter what tyres im running LOL ;D
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Re: Tyre max pressure rating
« Reply #3 on: 21 March, 2007, 04:26:41 PM »
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