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    Thread: tire air pressure for 205/55/16 tires of Jetta VR6

    1. 02-08-2003 11:33 AM #1
      What are the correct numbers?

      32 psi F/ 30 R
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      30 F/ 28 R


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      02-08-2003 11:36 AM #2
      its a matter of 2 psi.
      go in between 31,29

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      02-08-2003 11:40 AM #3
      The correct pressures should be on a label inside the fuel door. Make sure that your tires' maximum pressure is at least as high as the pressure listed inside the fuel door.

    4. 02-08-2003 11:57 AM #4
      they give you a range. I want to hear what people normally put.

    5. 02-08-2003 12:11 PM #5
      I do 32 on all four.


      [Modified by sntx, 4:14 PM 2-8-2003]

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      02-08-2003 12:13 PM #6
      I'd put 32 psi F and R. At least that's what I was using when I had 205/55 tires and worked pretty well.

      I was using the same pressure when I changed to 225/45 but recently raised it to 34... I feel the car now accelerates a little bit faster.


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      02-08-2003 12:30 PM #7
      quote:
      What are the correct numbers?

      There is no "correct" number. You need to assess what you want the car and tires to do, how you drive, how the car is loaded, and make the proper decision for your needs.


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      02-08-2003 12:32 PM #8
      28 front and 26 rear in half load
      open fuel door and look there peoples

    9. 02-08-2003 12:41 PM #9
      quote:
      What are the correct numbers?

      There is no "correct" number. You need to assess what you want the car and tires to do, how you drive, how the car is loaded, and make the proper decision for your needs.


      what do you put?


    10. 02-08-2003 12:43 PM #10
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      28 front and 26 rear in half load
      open fuel door and look there peoples

      I know this, but I feel is kind of low. I put 30/28. Given that the car has a lot of weight in the front I don't think you can use the same pressure for all tires.

      I am asking the question because I want to see what most people do rather than trying differenet combinations myself.


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      02-08-2003 12:56 PM #11
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      open fuel door and look there peoples

      That information is useful if you're running the stock tires or any aftermarket of the same size...

      Figure out what would happen is you're running 225/40s --to say something-- with only 26-28 psi and suddenly hit a bump... ouch!!!

      I'd say start with 32 and try... that's the less I'd suggest for 205/55 tires.


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      02-08-2003 01:56 PM #12
      yes,I have stock 16" so I put 28 and 26
      remembet that after few miles pressure go up because tires warm up even winter time.summer time pressure go up to 4-6 psi after few milers of driving

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      02-08-2003 02:06 PM #13
      quote:
      what do you put?

      I put in the amount that suits my driving style and the load in the car.


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