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Tyre pressures

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Does anyone else find the car a bit fidgety on the motorway? My TVR rides like a limo on the motorway compared to the Golf.

We have been running 34/35 PSI all round (2.4 bar) as per the destructions in the fuel flap. Our TT used to be 36 front 30 rear - and that had the weight of 4WD gubbins at the rear.

I've just dropped the rears down to 32PSI and might try 30.

Anyone else experimented and have anything to report?

Ta.

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I have them at 35.5psi and it seems to run ok on those.

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Mine feels best on the motorway confused.gif...rock steady and smooth. I find it worst over badly surfaced minor roads where the ride can be a bit "jiggly".

I keep my fronts at around 34PSI with slightly less in the rear at 32PSI, unless I have a heavy load.

I started with 17" Monzas and now have 18" Monzas, both sets with Conti Sports. Both were fine on the motorway.

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are you checking your pressure when the tyres are cold?

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Thanks.

Yes, tyres cold. I'm on std 17s too with Continental Tyres. Tyres seem OK - not too much tramlining (sometimes a sign of too-hard sidewalls).

I'm trying 32 on the rears.

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hmm, did you check on the inside of the fuel flap for the recommended values as what you're using sounds like 18" pressure.

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Worth checking that the transportation blocks on the springs have been removed by the dealer. (see attachment)

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here's a better shot of Snoopy's pic.

the rubber transportation blocks should not be present.

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Yes, I'm using the VW values as per the fuel flap.

That pic of the rubber blocks looks suspiciously familiar. I took it. Our car did have these in place, took it back to the dealer after 2 weeks once I found them. So its not this :-)

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only other things that come to mind are the make of tyre and if your alignment is correct...

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Alternative is to run a bit higher - this will reduce flexing of the sidewalls, 42 psi works for some ...... 169144-ok.gif

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