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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:12 am 
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Just got my EF with 235/45-17 bridgestone B530's.
I havn't had a car with 17's before.
Can anyone tell me what pressures I should run.

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:00 am 
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im running between 38 and 40 psi. i just experimented with it. i was running them at 31 and they started to wear out the edges so 38 or so is a good pressure for me

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:18 am 
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cheers ReGiE I'll fire up the compressor.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:24 pm 
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yep i run 40psi in my tyres too

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 11:29 pm 
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36 all around minimum.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 11:36 pm 
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Ta All

I went to blow some wind in the tyres smorning and bugger me if the right front wasnt flat on the bottom.
A quick dunk in the pool revealed a slow leak from a puncture.

Oh well the other three are 38psi now

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 11:47 pm 
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stikky wrote:
I went to blow some wind in the tyres smorning and bugger me if the right front wasnt flat on the bottom.


all tyres should have a flat bit on the bottom, if you don't they are up too high!!!! :P

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:14 am 
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Happy wrote:
stikky wrote:
I went to blow some wind in the tyres smorning and bugger me if the right front wasnt flat on the bottom.


all tyres should have a flat bit on the bottom, if you don't they are up too high!!!! :P


I have found 0 PSIG to be a bit low in my past experiences.
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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 9:42 am 
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I asked the tyre guy who fitted my tyres and he said 35 / 36 psi for mine.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:33 am 
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40 psi when tyres are cold. Not when you've been driving around and warmed them up.

Less tyre wall flex means less friction less heat and therefore the tyre pressure wont increase as much because there is less heat.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:08 am 
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38 for me on 235/45/17. After i got my wheels from bob jane, they inflated to and recommended 32 psi, and the car handled like s**t and was chewing up the edges of the tyres. Anything below 36 is just a ploy to make you buy tyres more often in my experience.
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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:23 pm 
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stikky wrote:
I went to blow some wind in the tyres smorning and bugger me if the right front wasnt flat on the bottom.


Cheers


Well put the flat bit at the top then :twisted:

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:01 pm 
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*looks at "flat" 26psi 15" tyres...* :lol:

Hmm, maybe 30/32 might be better? Even for 15"?

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I use 36 psi for my R15 tyres. Probably a bit higher than average but it is nice. :)

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:11 pm 
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Andrew J wrote:
stikky wrote:
I went to blow some wind in the tyres smorning and bugger me if the right front wasnt flat on the bottom.


Cheers


Well put the flat bit at the top then :twisted:


Yeah I've tried that before but as soon as I turn my back the flat bit moves around to the bottom again :wink:
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I've heard it's atmospheric pressure that does the work. :lol:

 

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