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#1 mackay780

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:00 PM

hi, ive got an LX TDcI with the zetec 9 spoke alloys on.

i have the 205/55 R16 tyres courtesy of uniroyal, (rainsport 2's are very nice for the price)

my question is though, WTF were ford thinking with a front pressure of 33Psi?? i filled my tyres with this and they look massively under inflated, i have since filled them again (after double checking i had the correct pressure) to 42 Psi and they still look a little under inflated, and i dont really want to go any higher.


what do you out there, fellow mondy owners, fill your tyre pressures to? the book figure? or what ever feels/looks right?
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:02 PM

i've always done 30 f+r, but lately 32 in the front. (no matter what car its been) renault 5 sh*tty campus to a sierra estate.
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:25 PM

you only run 32 in an estate? brave man!
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:27 PM

you only run 32 in an estate? brave man!


never used to put anything in it, was fine, and no, never had any brown underpants moments... :biggrin:
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:51 PM

i have 32psi in my fronts, more than that and it doesn't seem to hold on bends in the rain, also think going to much doesn't help the springs/shocks.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:58 PM

maybe the diesel engine is much heavier than the petrol variant?

but seriously the front tyres are sittin g way too squashed at only 33psi!
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:02 PM

silly question probably... you got a owners handbook for it? should give pressures in that
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:09 PM

sh1t kwik fit has a tool to find your pressures...

http://www.kwik-fit....sure-search.asp
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:41 PM

ive ran zetec 9 spokes since 2006 and i run 36 front 32 rear with no issues its supposed to be highr according to the book but i settled on these and stuck to it ever since
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:59 PM

32 psi front, 31 psi rear for my mk3.
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