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    The Tyre Thread

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    On Astra T with standard 17" , How often are you rotating your tyres ?
    I've just done 6,000kms. and my next service is a fair way off.
    The fronts appear to be wearing alot quicker than rear.
    My previous SRi 2.2 auto had great wear, infact I got 70,000kms out of the original set before replacing all four. (highway k's thou.)
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    I Think it tells you in the cars handbook when to rotate..

    Being front wheel drive, manual and turbo you would go through tyres allot quicker than an auto and naturally aspirated a lot of power (+ turning etc)going to those front wheels :wink:

    Wonder if there are plans for an all wheel drive one :mrgreen:
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    If the front is more worn than the back , rotate them , my fronts wear much quicker than the rear its the whole front wheel drive + lots of power = less rubber on the front tyres Click here to enlarge

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    We rotate every 5,000KM, just cause I want to but 10,000KM is fine.

    Like steve said if they are wearing faster at the front then change them now.

    Also, might be best to check the tyre pressure, there has been several reports (including our car) that have slow leaks and due to the size of the tyre these go unnoticed. Low pressure can excellerate wear. I run 40psi now on all tyres, it seems to handle a bit better.
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    Thanks for the replys, I've decided to rotate them NOW (at 6,000ks),
    and also try 40psi all round for a couple of weeks, instead of 37 front / 35 rear.

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    The Tyre Thread

    Just had an alignment done by Holden and the service tech recommended 38 psi for front and rears. Anybody else think this is unusual ?

    (Astra SRi, Pirelli P6000's 205/50/R16)
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    38 front and rear.... i run my fronts on a lot less...
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    I have 16" Vredrestines (205/50 87V) running at 35 (front) and 31.5 (well 32) (rear) - pressures confirmed by my tyre-fitter as correct.
    Run them at 38 - you'll soon see if it's not correct when you'll see the centre wearing faster than the edges (ie over-inflated).

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    I have the 18 inch factory wheel from Holden, and running at 39psi on all wheels. I can't tell if this is high or not , but this is what opel recommend anyway.

    I think if you follow whats in the manual, you are on the save side.

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    As per tyre placard;

    (Front) kPa 230 / psi 33.5 (Rear) kPa 210 / psi 30.5 (Applies to cold tyres) Up to 3 passangers.

    12/2003 Holden Astra CDX 205/50 R16 87V Pirelli P6000 (OEM)

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