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    GSI tyre pressure

    can anyone tell me the recommended tyre pressure for stnd GSI tyres, as i got manual but it quotes pressures for different size tyres and not mine

    any ideas ?

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    Are the presures not in the petrol flap?
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    Not sure about the GSI but the Coupe Turbo (should be same weight across front axel) 39psi front and 36psi rear.

    I always thought it was a bit high but the car only drives nice when you stick to it. Below that and the tyres ware on the outside and it feels spongy and too hard which would be silly anyway as 39 is surley enough, the middle wares and you get large amounts of torq steer.

    I spoke to VX technial at lutton as I felt this was way too hard, but they confirmed it to be correct and not a typo. I have been running like this for almost 2 years now and had no problems.

    You could always check your manual where it tells you the answer :roll:

    By the way in case you ask 215/40x17 GSD3 F1

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    Hatch Turbos have this: (the Coupe is heavier kerbweight and softer suspension setting than a hatch, so I understand)

    Up to 3 passengers (with 215/40 17 tyres)

    Front 36 PSI
    Rear 33 PSI

    Full load

    Front 39 PSI
    Rear 45 PSI


    I run my car on the latter at all times, it handles better and I don't have to mess about when lugging gear (I had 9 wheels, with tyres, in the back on Saturday and it still handled nicely )

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    :shock: that does seem alot on front and back... althought i throw the GSI into corners, the edges of the fronts have started to be worn down as i am only pumpin them up to 30 psi on front and rear !!!

    I will try 39 and 45 then and see how that goes.

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    30 is waaaay too low. There's 32 in the fronts on my 1.2 Corsa! No wonder your tyres are wearing...

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