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    Thread: Touareg V6 Tire Pressure

    1. 08-25-2004 12:21 PM #1
      Okay -- This question has come up in past I believe. But what is the best tire pressure for the V6 Treg. I am at 36/36? What may happen if I go up to 38/38 or 40/40. Any thoughts??? I am trying to figure out the best combinatiion before I go on a road trip.

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      08-25-2004 12:24 PM #2
      Should be a sticker on your driver's side door jamb with the appropriate tire pressure info. Add air when the tires are cold. Don't forget to have the system learn the new pressures. Have a nice trip.

    3. 08-25-2004 12:44 PM #3
      Thanks! However, the door states 36/42 -- and from the posts that combination sucks.

    4. 08-25-2004 12:53 PM #4
      I run at 34/37 with light loads, and this feels comfortable.
      I tried the 38/42 and drive was as hard as hell; and also on v hot days began to experience TPM warnings, on both axles.
      But as sprochetto suggests, whatever you use, fill cold, check with an electronic guage and force a 'relearn" of the new pressures

    5. 08-25-2004 01:00 PM #5
      On my old V6 Treg I was running at 36/39.

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      08-25-2004 01:07 PM #6
      Mine states 39/45. VW likes the 6 psi differential on these cars I guess.

    7. 08-25-2004 04:15 PM #7
      Is 36/36 a good combination?

    8. 08-25-2004 04:21 PM #8
      Seems a bit low. I'm running 38/40, which seems like a good compromise between lightly loaded and fully loaded recomendations. Iv'e had them like this a while now, but may firm them up some soon just to see if there is any noticable gas milage benefit. If it's too harsh a ride, then I will back them down again.

    9. 08-25-2004 04:29 PM #9
      Thanks! 4X4. I will try the 38/40 and let everyone know what happens.

    10. 08-26-2004 12:40 AM #10
      I run 40/40. Seems to work very well for me. As I rarely have the back loaded down, I don't run more presure in the rear. However you might take a look at this site and what tires do at different pressure in water to help you decide.

    11. 08-26-2004 07:52 AM #11
      I run 42/42
      Better mileage, steering, handling etc... Rear doesn't need to be as high as the front, but it makes it corner (rear rotation) better.
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    12. 08-26-2004 10:44 AM #12
      I run 39/40 regularly and on a long road trip in Texas and found this to be the best for the OEM Dunlop GT 17' tires.
      The door jamb plate states many pressures for many variants of tires and wheels...it is totally confusing!!!

    13. 08-30-2004 03:25 PM #13
      Ok. I ran 40/40 over the weekend. This combo seems to smooth out the balancing problems I had before. However, I do have one question. -- How do I force a "relearn" for the monitor to read the new pressure???

    14. 08-30-2004 04:15 PM #14
      Then drive for ~10-15 mins., preferably on the highway.

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