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Can anyone let me know the tire pressures for 16" 215x40 F1's, cause I've lost the bit of paper that came with my Abingdon!
|I think they are all the same on the F. 26 PSI front and 28 rear.|
PS I assume you mean the tyres! :-)
|Yup, you're right Patrick - they are the same as the 15" tyre fitments at 26 and 28 psi front and rear respectively :o)|
|really?? I remember them being different, hence the addendum sheet!|
But then my memory is not to be relied on so if Dr Rob says so then it must be true!! :-)
|Chris, I'm only quoting the workshop manual ;o)|
Hey, my car's on 30 psi front and rear with the GY F1 215/40 R16s - but would agree that the ride is a little too harsh...
Any more info on that addendum sheet Chris?
|hmm.. I think mine are 30psi all round at the moment too.|
Okay, perhaps you could give me some ideas why my car has the following behaviour.
Recently, the steering wheel has to be held at about 10 degrees clockwise from true to get the car to go in a straight line.
Right hand corners are fine, but left hand corners it feels like the car snatches, and the back slides waaaaay too easily.
I am assuming this is indicative of dodgy tracking (now that the tyre pressures seem okay although I will put them back to the 26/28 and see if that helps at all).
|I reckon you're almost certainly right to finger the car's tracking for the handling problems Chris. The fact that the steering wheel is off the dead-ahead position when travelling on a straight road is a clear indicator of this too.|
Certainly no funny handling problems with 30psi f/r on mine.
|Tyre pressure should have no effect on the tracking if both sides are the same pressure. I went on a Rover track day with the cars running at 60 psi!|
If your car requires a 10% off set to go in a straight line and reacts differently to right and left turns then this suggests something serious and a safety issue.
First stop the garage I would suggest!
|Just checked the handbook (wondering if my memory had failed me) and it claims F:24psi R:28psi for the F1's...|
'01 Y Reg VVC
This thread was discussed on 18/02/2003
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