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    Might be a tad high for XXX/50, but I run 40PSI on 215/40's.

    If it is high it wouldn't be by much, if you dont like the ride try 35, but I wouldn't go much less than that.
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    Thx for the replies. Will monitor the wear on 38 for a while..

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    I run mine at 40 psi all round.

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    What size are they Stevedee ?

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    Just read this:

    "Do you realize that if your car's tires are only 5 pounds (PSI) low, that your gas mileage drops by around 10%? For an average car, that's about $90 per year!
    In addition, did you know that the same slightly low tire will wear out sooner? "

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    36 all around for me...running 205/50/16. 38 was just that little to jarring of a ride.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sri03
    What size are they Stevedee ?
    215/50R17 (plus I'll type some more stuff to make my message at least 10 characters)

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    The recommended Tyre pressure is different for all models, 5 door hatch, 3 door hatch 4 sedan and then depends on what factory wheels you have.

    TCCA told me to run 38psi in the front and 36 to 37 in the rear becuase the car is front wheel drive plus the astra's are far from a 50/50 weight distribution.

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    36 fron 34 rear - 2 psi above what the tyre pressure thingy in the fuel cap tells me..
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    Favourite Tyre?

    Ok Ladies and Gentlemen

    I have no idea whether or not this question has been posted before, or even if there's been a poll on it...

    But out of nothing but curiosity, it would be interesting to know exactly what make and model of Tyre you prefer to ride on over any other make. be it Michelin, Pirelli, Falken, Goodyear, Yokohama, Fulda...whatever.

    And yes, I'll be the first to put my 5-cents worth.

    As for me, I've recently purchased a set of four Michelin Energy 195/65 R15's for the Zafira; I just had to replace these chinese clones called "Gemstone", which had the same pattern as a Pirelli P-6000. Utter rubbish.

    The Michelins for me were a good compromise, with a good combination of riding comfort, quietness, (which the Gemstones NEVER had), and hopefully good durability/road-life.

    If I had the patience (and indeed the money), I may have purchased a set of Continentals, if for nothing else but the percieved quality, and the knowledge that it's actually manufactured in Germany.

    Tyre-Snob? Moi?

    But seriously. What's your rubber?

    Do tell.

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    Last edited by NXA-16H; 24th February 2007 at 10:16 PM.

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