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Old 4th March 2008, 16:53   #691
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@Nikunj - Engine life is never dependent on tyre pressures.

@ Jaggu - I use 34-32/31 depending on whether I have back seat passengers or not.
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In my case, the drive was really harsh with 33/31 and when it was made 30/30 it is really a relief. Mostly I have only 2 persons traveling. My friend having VXi and stock tyres is comfortable with 33/30. So as Jaggu said, it is personal comfort we should take into consideration, with a consideration to not to spoil the tyres/suspension etc.
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In an underinflated tyre the sidewalls will be geting damaged due to excessive flexing, and it also reduces the tire life.
Hmmmm ... and in case of overinflated tyre if I am not wrong it might burst !

What we really need to know is the recommended tyre pressure from the manufacturer i.e. good year for 195 venturas ! Plan to write them an email myself !Anybody knows anybody in good year ?It might help speed things up !
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@Nikunj - Engine life is never dependent on tyre pressures.

Thanks for the Info sir !
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I think it takes a very considerably over-inflated tire to risk bursting, not just a few psi.
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Thread wear is another good way to judge the tyre pressure for correctness, although you need to have proper wheel alignment also in place. 34/32 gives me almost flat thread wear.

One more thing, i really didnt find much difference running 32 upfront wrt choppiness from Ventura. 30 gave bad handling trait (like a ship) so immediately went back to 34, and this gives the crisp feel (High speed turns and steering response is go kartish )
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wowowo... so much of tyre discussions since my last post. well i ve been busy with some yoga and exercising to correct some health problems. hence less time to post here.

I tried 34 in front and 32 back, i dont seem to like it. it makes the front too bumpy and soft. i reverted back to 32 for all. that suits always.

While i am writing this post I have completed 11200kms

As of now one of my mud flaps have loosened up a bit. also i had given my car to maruti * again * for solving rattles and they charged me 450 bucks to reduce some rattles. of course they undid a bit of what blueraven had done earlier (damping). heavens with that damping job, my stereo sounded like it had tonsilitis.

now there are a bit of rattles and if at all the signs are anything to go by, i guess i got to live with those rattles for the rest of this car.

more kilometres getting crunched and more early morning drives - me, my car and to myself on the roads. one with nature.
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I suggest ignore the rattles, more you think about it, you might be forced to do more Yoga I strongly suggest you Pillows for Swift which is mist for many people because of not so comfy seating design.

I have realized if rattle starts in any car (even in Innova) most of the rattle will stay or come back after sometime again.

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PS Yoga (I prefer Ramdev's CD, easy way to learn) is best way to get rid of few health issues, very bad weather, I feel in couple of years people will start moving out of Bangalore.
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@geek: The tyre size is diff in yours and mine (nikunj also runs 14 inch). For 15 inch i think 32 30 might be a good combo.
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Hey guys, I have OEM tires and I keep pressure at 36 for front and 33 for rear. I was in for a surprise today morning when I saw the current tire pressure. It was all weird 41 in front right, 40 in front left, 37 in rear right and 36 in rear left. I wanted it to check it before I started drive but couldn't do so ended up checking after 13 km drive. Although I don't think so but still would that distance be enough to make tire pressure rise ?

Another thing I rode a Getz petrol 3-4 days back. I was so missing the diesel torque that I shifted to passenger seat. Only thing I liked was the silent cabin. The one thing I learnt was that it would be very difficult to shift to petrol vehicle.
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One of my mudflaps is falling off.

I did remove it when trying to find out the location of my in-car rat body at Christmas --- check out the rusty screws and cheap clips. Its a pity Swift isn't good build, but then if it was it'd cost more.
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Tyre pressure mainly depends on time we check and how far we drove to check it. I can see in Summer tyre pressure reads always more than what used to be in winter/rainy seasons.

so you need to keep that in mind fro sure.

Regards,

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I have 185/70 R14 G3's on my VDi. What should be the ideal tire Psi. I am maintaining 36/33 F/R as recommanded on the door sticker. I find the ride very harsh, but the mileage would drop if i reduce the pressure. I get 14.5kmpl in city with 50% A/C now.
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I have 185/70 R14 G3's on my VDi. What should be the ideal tire Psi. I am maintaining 36/33 F/R as recommanded on the door sticker. I find the ride very harsh, but the mileage would drop if i reduce the pressure. I get 14.5kmpl in city with 50% A/C now.
You can safely go down to 34-32 OR 32-30 without drastic effects on FE
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One thing i have noticed with 30 all around is that the quality of the ride improves by 40% . I can hardly fell the rough roads anymore. But what worries me is that lower pressure would mean increase wear and tear of tyres or atleast I think so. Jaggu - what is the life of the venturas as promised by your dealer ?
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