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Tyre pressure

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

  1. Nanu72

    Nanu72

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    Pune
    Dear All,

    I am facing some issues with Ground clearance. I have 32 psi on all four wheels but still a bit of hit in the rear bottom on certain roads. Can I take it up to 34? I have linea emotion pack petrol.

    Nanu
  2. arulvr

    arulvr Amatore

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    108
    Bangalore
    Guys, with too many comments on various PSI settings for different variant, Nitrogen/normal air and all, can someone comment if this statement is true for all variant Punto/Linea - The front tyre pressure should always be more than the rear ones (or all four could be equal) ? Is this a correct understanding?
  3. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    The recommended pressure is 32 PSI in all 4 wheels, however putting 2-3 PSI more doesn't harm.
  4. adutt

    adutt Amatore

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    191
    New Delhi
    Thts for Punto, in Linea keep front 3 psi higher for its uneven weight distribution. Front being heavier. The idea being keeping the tyre surface flat on the ground for maximum grip and even wear and tear.

  5. Buddy its still un-even in an ACTIVE variant of Punto 1.2 as per the manual from FIAT
    assuming on an 14 incher rubber with 165/80 section on steel rims
    however its no harm for having 32 psi adding 2 psi's more as per choice for wheel upgrades to anything fatter than
    185 to 195 section tyre size on 14 -15 incher rims

    Regards
    TND
  6. Hi guys. My 20 day old Linea started scraping bottoms (2 nasty ones which I need to check with the TASS - hope all's well - a heart stopping moment). Checked the manual for tyre pressure which stated 2.3 bar (34 psi) for front and 2.1 bar (30 psi) for rear. Then checked the sticker on the door which read 2.5 bar(36 psi) for front and 2.3 bar (34 psi) for rear. In confusion called up Mangesh, who informed me that now MJD is fitted with 88H rating tyre which has higher tyre pressure. So now my car is riding on 36/34. A bit bumpy, but I guess since it's unladen it would be.
  7. suresh

    suresh Novizio

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    Bangalore
    The high wheel pressure must also be giving you good mileage as higher pressure will lead to lower friction.
  8. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    2,293
    Bangalore
    Yes, suresh. This is the best average consumption FE my Linea recorded with sedate driving, 5 occupants and ACC set at 22 deg C during one of my Bangalore to Chennai trips.

    Bangalore Chennai FE 002.JPG
  9. kaps

    kaps Superiore

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    Arakkonam
    33/32 psi is meant for cold tyres. If you are filling air at some place pretty close then this is ok. 36/34 is recommended for hot tyres. The place from where I fill air is about 3km from my home. Tyre becomes hot by then I have been using 36/34 since last one year with no problems whatsoever.
  10. redbull

    redbull

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    292
    Bangalore
    Guys I would not go above recommended tyre pressure. Higher pressure could lower tyre grip.

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