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Tyre pressure

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by Chaos, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
  2. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    Never ever measure air pressure when tyres are hot,air expands as temperatures rise,so getting higher readings than say 32 PSi is normal.
  3. ganesh.g1982

    ganesh.g1982 Novizio

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    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Friends, What is the ideal PSI to be followed for 185/70/R14 when fully and medium loaded. I have an MJD active and recently upgraded from 165/80/R14 to 185/70/R14. As there is no speficiation given in the door panel for 185/70/R14, your advise is appreciated. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Ganesh
  4. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    You should be fine at 32 all around. Try it and see how it feels.
  5. caffeineam

    caffeineam Amatore

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    Fortune Powai guys blessed me with 40+ PSI all around last time I had them do the balancing :mad: Got it down to 33 front and 30 rear at a petrol pump.
  6. ganesh.g1982

    ganesh.g1982 Novizio

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    When I changed my tires two weeks ago, the shop guys has filled Nitrogen and they said it gives life for tires, makes the tires not too hot, accurate pressure for more time etc. As they said, they will do it free of cost, i said to carry on. I feel a big difference in the comfort between normal air and nitrogen. I feel now like the tire jumps even on very good flat road, I believe this is what our experts mentioned as bumpy ride. This was not there when it was running on normal air. So planning to revert to normal air today.

    Do the car need to be lifted up on jack to avoid carrying load on flat tyre while removing the nitrogen?

    I will follow 32 on all. As I need to travel 5km to the shop I think i can add 4psi extra as the tires may get hot running that distance. Let me know if it correct to follow that way.
  7. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Chennai
    Linea 1.3
    This may be the result of tire replacement not because of Nitrogen.

    No need to let the Nitrogen out to fill the normal air. Just refill it.
  8. I keep 32 in all tyres!
  9. ganesh.g1982

    ganesh.g1982 Novizio

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    I visited an alignment center named "Ambady Tires", they checked and found that the tyre pressure was 38. Changed the pressure to 33 front and 32 rear. Ride is comfortable now, no bumpy rides at all. The car is smooth now.
  10. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    I keep 29 in all tyres.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2012

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