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Discussion Forums => Maintenance => Topic started by: gragravar on July 05, 2004, 01:26:28 PM

Title: tire pressure
Post by: gragravar on July 05, 2004, 01:26:28 PM
alright - not asking for myself, but for a friend with a passat.

What are all you passats with 17's running for tire pressure front and rear?
Title: tire pressure
Post by: Wyaka on July 06, 2004, 07:01:59 AM
I'm running 35 in both but the front always seem a little low, maybe someone else will chime in on this and help me out too.
Title: tire pressure
Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 06, 2004, 09:05:21 AM
I'm on 18's and I run 43-45 on all.
Title: tire pressure
Post by: kraut-sled on July 06, 2004, 09:08:00 AM
I run 35 all the way around.
Title: tire pressure
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 06, 2004, 09:39:08 AM
It really depends on the size tire you have on those rims. I know while my 17"s were on the Passat I ran about 40.

I would think 35 - 40 to be safe. You;ll know if you don't like it :).
Title: tire pressure
Post by: kt037 on July 08, 2004, 08:53:33 PM
i run 36 in the front and 42 in the rear, and check mine bi-weekly

but then again, my wheels and tires are a special case do to ther uber-stretch on my rear tires...
Title: tire pressure
Post by: aowhaus on August 02, 2004, 07:54:52 AM
I remember reading on ClubB5 a couple years ago on this debate.
Some mentioned that the factory recommended tire pressure is the way to go no matter what wheel size you have (it's measured in PSI so it's proportional to it's size).

I personally go a few pounds more than factory because I like the firmer feel and slightly reduces the jittery feeling at highway speeds.

If your tires are not wearing irregularily than I'd guess going as high as 45 would not be a big problem.
Title: tire pressure
Post by: UberGrrl on August 03, 2004, 08:58:28 AM
I usually run 35-39 depending... I'm on 18s too.