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    Unhappy GSi tyre pressures

    Ive just got my self a set of toyos on the car but since then the steering feels strange when goin round corners. Tracking and balancing have been done.

    I have the hand book and im filling the tyres are told in the hand book

    Back 33 Front 36

    The car grips round the corners but just feels strange. Although the GSi is new to me ive been driving mk4 astras for over two years.

    Was just wondering what pressures other GSi owners put there tyres too.

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    they are the same pressures in the sri-t (which i have) the only difference i have is i put 32 in the rears as its easier to see 32 than 33 on the gauage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sport View Post
    Ive just got my self a set of toyos on the car but since then the steering feels strange when goin round corners.
    new tyres are fitted with a special coating on the first part of the tread which can be quite slippery,sounds like you just have to give your tyres 50 miles or so to get the coating off them

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    I use the digital air guns.

    That might be it cheers.

    Do you think it could be the fack that im used to the weight of the 1.6 engine when putting the car round corners?
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    Quote Originally Posted by black sri turbo View Post
    new tyres are fitted with a special coating on the first part of the tread which can be quite slippery,sounds like you just have to give your tyres 50 miles or so to get the coating off them
    I had new tyres fitted a couple of months ago and the first 20-30 miles was pretty intersting...

    ... I had the traction control going loopy in 4th gear without dropping the clutch in the dry!!

    I first thought that the tyre fitters had somehow broken a speed sensor for the t/c but after 20-30 miles it was perfect again and I had lots of grip
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieF View Post
    I had new tyres fitted a couple of months ago and the first 20-30 miles was pretty intersting...

    ... I had the traction control going loopy in 4th gear without dropping the clutch in the dry!!

    I first thought that the tyre fitters had somehow broken a speed sensor for the t/c but after 20-30 miles it was perfect again and I had lots of grip

    yes this will defo be the problem, look here(http://www.pneus-online.co.uk/runnin...to-advice.html)

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    During the first few dozen kilometres it is advisable to ride gently, and to ride as if you were on a slippery surface: do not accelerate, brake or change direction suddenly and take corners gradually.
    Or drop the clutch, get the wheels smoking, then drive as per normal - If only I could turn TC off

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