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    Default 205 gti tyre pressures.

    what pressure do you run on your 205 gti.?
    i used to run 34-36 psi but lately have dropped ot down to 30 psi.
    its more responsive with higher pressures but a more smoother ride on 30 with noticably far less rattles from dash and car in general.
    so for round town im sticking to 30 but on the 'i feel like a DRIVE!!!!!!! days' ill go back to the 34 mark.
    i tried the 28 psi that was recomended in the handbook but it was too sloppy.
    i got koni yellow adjustables and they are more firm than standard shocks.
    so what do you run????
    also what do you run on the track?????-BAZZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazgti
    what pressure do you run on your 205 gti.?
    i used to run 34-36 psi but lately have dropped ot down to 30 psi.
    its more responsive with higher pressures but a more smoother ride on 30 with noticably far less rattles from dash and car in general.
    so for round town im sticking to 30 but on the 'i feel like a DRIVE!!!!!!! days' ill go back to the 34 mark.
    i tried the 28 psi that was recomended in the handbook but it was too sloppy.
    i got koni yellow adjustables and they are more firm than standard shocks.
    so what do you run????
    also what do you run on the track?????-BAZZ

    hi there i run on 30 31 cruzing around, 34 racing and 10psi drag racing all wrok well even with the standard suspension.

    Dave

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    34f 32r or maybe two less if you must.
    40F and 38R on the track. Though on the race tyres pressure went down to ...... um mid, or late 20's or something.
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    32 cold all round on street tyres
    27 front cold on semi-slicks, rear a bit higher, with differences between left and right rear, depending on which track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT
    32 cold all round on street tyres
    27 front cold on semi-slicks, rear a bit higher, with differences between left and right rear, de pending on which track.

    so do you run the rear inner[depending on track would dictate which side is inner]or rear outer the higher pressure.?-BAZZ

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    I run 34 cold in my michelins (15"), but 38 for hard work. Loads more grip and feel at that pressure, but yes, a lot of the road "feel" is also transferred into the chassis.

    I'd run higher pressure on the "outside" tyres to keep the tyres flat under big loads, but heating might dictate otherwise... (the end result would be a higher hot pressure on the outsides though).
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    yeah just like warwick, im running 34f and 32r (cold)- for the road - for the 15"s.

    the factory recommended pressure seems a bit soft.
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