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      Absolutely fantastic post Nikhil, Im sure almost all members including myself will refer to it for their cars. Addition of Tata motors would round about wrap up all the major players in the indian car scenario. hats off to you once again.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885
      Quote Originally Posted by satyajitshetty
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      36 and 33 is what the company recommends. For the stock size of 165/80R14. As you increase the size, you decrease the pressure.
      :shock: all these days I have been reading that as you upsize ,the pressure should increase as well.
      I tried several trial and error methods with varying tyre pressures, and inferred that as you upsize its best to decrease the pressure for optimum performance.
      When i upsized my tire to a lower profile ,I did notice that a lower tire pressure meant increased occurances of sidewall damage .


      Dont know ,I am still notconvinced on reducing the tire pressures.I had lost a lot of GIII's to low tire pressures!!

      One way of seeing if the tire pressure is low is the appearance of dark bands on the tire sidewalls.I didnt have that on the tires on which i had increased tire pressures on the lower profile tires as compared to the OE tires.

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      There is a difference between LOW tyre pressure and LOWER THAN STANDARD tyre pressure.

      You should reduce it slightly, depending on usage, needs, loads, tyres, etc.... You cant just have a single rule applicable to all tyres and sizes.

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      Quote Originally Posted by greenhorn
      my stock pressures are 24psi in front, and 28 behind. I usually run higher(~30+).
      or should i stick to the stock pressures?
      I find that quite strange. The engine being up front, more weight, shouldn't the front tyres be inflated to a higher pressure than the rear ?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil
      There is a difference between LOW tyre pressure and LOWER THAN STANDARD tyre pressure.

      You should reduce it slightly, depending on usage, needs, loads, tyres, etc.... You cant just have a single rule applicable to all tyres and sizes.
      LOW or HIGH is always relative.I dont have experience with many tires though,but my experiences were similar on Potenza GIII tires for the mpfi Zen,Goodgear GPS2 tires for the M800,Michelin tires for the New Honda City and on the Pontiac G6 with 19-inch Bridgestone Potenza RE040 255 tires.
      In all these tires except the M800,we always had to increase the tire pressure whenever we upsized .The M800 didnt have an upsize.

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      A marvellous guide. covers all..

      thanks to your guidance in choosing the tyres and alloys for my AVEO 1.4..

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      Quote Originally Posted by [url=http://gearheads.in/post17031.html#p17031
      BonFree 12 Feb 2010 22:38[/url]]Hi, I had created a thread on Tyre queries, wonder where has it gone!
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      Thanks Rag ji, I probably lost track of it! :

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      Guys.. any new modifications or up gradations?
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      Excellent and very informative thread.
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