Why do you want to know? Inflate to recommended PSI on the tire.
Mine are at ~28 to 30psi on 205/40/16 Toyo Proxes4 16x9 RH wheels
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but its been proven that you still get just fine grip from your tread, as the sidewall stretches, not the tread...
either way, im running stretch on the mk6 right now @ 36psi on 18x8.5 stretching a 205.
not a HUGE stretch, but a decent one. pressure is 2psi lower than vw suggests in the door jam.
i know its not a mk3, but ill be stretching a 195 over a 16x8 next year on the mk3 also @ 36psi.
175/55/15's on 15x7's, 35 PSI
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Get a cheap infrared temp gun and set them. That's about the only way you'll know for sure on non stock tires. It's $25 well spent.
Pressures are going to differ based on what engine is in the car, Jetta, Golf, or GTI, suspension setup, ect.
Ex. A ABA will need MUCH less pressure up front then a fully loaded 12v car.
If you are on coils, with the rest stock suspension, you can get away with more pressure in the rear then someone running a rear bar, removed front bar, ect.
I do 40 in the front, 36 in the back with no front bar, solid sway rear beam, with 400front, 350rear rates on the street. 205/45/16 on 8's. If I bump it to 40 in the rear, the rear comes around at any hint of trail braking. Great for autocrossing, super sketchy on the street.
With the front bar, I did 35 front, 38 rear, and it handled the same with less motive traction.
Under 30lbs, the sidewalls get pretty hot on a 205/40/16 on an 8. Way hotter then I felt safe running. I wouldn't go that low.