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    Got a question and it may seem stupid but I can't figure out what the tyre pressure for my car (180 gti) should be. Read the manual, it said check the placard and that's where the crap started. The placard on the drivers side door seems to be written in some funky symbolic language and for the life of me have not figured out what the tyre pressure should be.

    Any out there know what it should be, or what you recommend?

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    It's an Australian Design Requirement to have a tyre placard in your glovebox or door sill. You'll have two sets of numbers, with two numbers in each box. One if for fully loaded, one for one person. Use the one person reading. You'll have front and rear readings on there, the number in brackets will be PSI, which is what you want.

    I'd guess that you'd be running around 32, 29 front to rear, but that would be a guess. Peugeot tend to run high pressures, so it could be even higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    It's an Australian Design Requirement to have a tyre placard in your glovebox or door sill. You'll have two sets of numbers, with two numbers in each box. One if for fully loaded, one for one person. Use the one person reading. You'll have front and rear readings on there, the number in brackets will be PSI, which is what you want.

    I'd guess that you'd be running around 32, 29 front to rear, but that would be a guess. Peugeot tend to run high pressures, so it could be even higher.
    Hi there

    The funny thing is that there are no numbers there just stars under each tyre. You are right it shows two diagrams, one with a light weight and another with a heavy weight. Each diagram shows 3 starts under each wheel. Dont know if each star means 10 psi or something to that effect. Have other gti180 owners noticed this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad_karma
    Hi there

    The funny thing is that there are no numbers there just stars under each tyre. You are right it shows two diagrams, one with a light weight and another with a heavy weight. Each diagram shows 3 starts under each wheel. Dont know if each star means 10 psi or something to that effect. Have other gti180 owners noticed this?
    Its just ridiculous isnt it i can't work it out for the life of me. What the hell do those stars mean?

    At the moment i have them running on 37psi - its bumpy, but has completely transformed it around corners! 35 seems to be about a good balance.

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    I'm sure they're failing an ADR there.

    Call Peugeot or a Peugeot dealer and see what they say. I think 35 is around optimum, but as I said, my Focus runs 32 and 29 on 215/45R17s. Harder is not necesarily better. At full load it runs 35 and 42, btw, which is a huge jump.

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    Thanks for the reply fellas. I think I'll try 35-36 psi.

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    P.S those people at peugeot really gotta get new people for designing tyre pressure placards!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    I'm sure they're failing an ADR there.
    It's there .. it just looks odd.

    Guess it's "see the manual"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad_karma
    Thanks for the reply fellas. I think I'll try 35-36 psi.
    I'd start a little lower and work up if need be .. running pressures when the tyre is hot is alot more. Start 32 Front / 29 Rear and go from there.

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    I read that as "see manual" too. Nothing in the manual then?

    I reckon that's failing an ADR. There isn't an Australian sticker anywhere? Inside the glovebox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    I read that as "see manual" too. Nothing in the manual then?

    I reckon that's failing an ADR. There isn't an Australian sticker anywhere? Inside the glovebox?
    I've lloked in the manual and it says look at the placard Might have to call the dealership to find out what the deal is
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