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Old 10th May 2005, 15:55   #16
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Hi,

Is it recommended to have the same tyre pressure for all 4 ?

The factory sticker on my Indica recommends 34 in front and 30 in the rear. I generally stick to it. How would it affect if I have 34 or say 30 all around ? I'll try it soon and see, but just in case anybody has experimented with it, it would be nice to know.

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if u have 34 all around, the ride will become harder and the centre of the tyre will wear out more. if u have a 30 all around, u will have a better ride.

i advise u to 30 all around if u're driving isnt that fast and majorly drive only in the city.

i use a ford ikon 1.3 and use 28 all around since i drive a lot in the city and the ride is very important for me.
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Is it recommended to have the same tyre pressure for all 4 ?
The recomended tyre pressure is usually a combination of comfort, vehicle weight and handling.

You are free to play around with the pressure, dpending on your needs. Just make sure you don't go below the recomended pressure, unless you really feel it's needed.

The thing with our cars is that since they are front engined - front wheel drive, there's more load on the front wheels at any give point. I've noticed on the GIIIs that even though i keep the front tyres over inflated by 1 psi, they have a wider contact patch.

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Old 10th May 2005, 17:33   #19
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While I am on a long drive in my Ikon, my front tyres had 26psi. And suddenly I hit a speed breaker (I am going at 80kms/hr) and it had a great impact which caused puncture. That impact pressed the tube and the Air pin (in the start of the tube) got pressed and had a hole.

I did not noticed it and travelled another 15-20kms and stopped for a break and then I saw this tyre pucture(luckily only one in front).

Both the front tyres had same 26psi. Then I realised, we need to maintain correct air pressures in long drive, may be 30psi will do.
But the person who repaired this puncture informed me, it is due to over travelling and due to over heat. I disagree with this, as I had given enough time to cool engine and tyres as well.
Hope the above is clear and the reason for my puncture is correct.
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i advise u to 30 all around if u're driving isnt that fast and majorly drive only in the city.

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i dont think anything less than what the manufacturer says is advisable.so if tata says 34 in the front ,stick to 34 at the least.if you dont have much load ,i.e if your car does not have 4-5 people on board then ,more than 30 psi in the rear might give you a harder ride.
but the plus point is that your FE could increase.

but if you go on a long drive on the highways which involves constant high speed driving ,then fill abt 2-3 psi more than what is listed.

i suggest that you always keep 2psi more .i.e 36 in the front and maybe,33psi in the rear.
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if you dont have much load ,i.e if your car does not have 4-5 people on board then ,more than 30 psi in the rear might give you a harder ride. but the plus point is that your FE could increase.

but if you go on a long drive on the highways which involves constant high speed driving ,then fill abt 2-3 psi more than what is listed.

i suggest that you always keep 2psi more .i.e 36 in the front and maybe,33psi in the rear.
Well the variables for me are :
1. I generally drive alone or with at most 1 person in the front passenger seat.
2. 100% city driving. generally travel between 50-60kmph but do give it a rip (to whatever extent possi on the indica petrol ) whenever I get the oppy and even then at most hit 80-100kmph in short bursts.
3. Would prefer FE to ride (which is anyway compromised by the roads !)

So I guess I'll give the higher psi's a try .. 36/33 it is then ! Thanks.

And yes shaan, you're right. Even with 34/30 the front wheels seem to be less inflated than the rears.

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people tyre pressure please for
michelin certis tubeless: guess 185/65 r16
and fer accords turanza's
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The factory sticker on my Indica recommends 34 in front and 30 in the rear. I generally stick to it. .

Shuvo

dude,
better check your stickers again.as i saw it is 30/28 in the indica.
so 34 is too high.

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i suggest that you always keep 2psi more .i.e 36 in the front and maybe,33psi in the rear.
so 36/33 will also be too high.dont do it.i said so as u had told its 34/30 .
i tried 32/32 ina friend's indica with 3 onboard and the handling was f*****.try 32/30
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better check your stickers again.as i saw it is 30/28 in the indica.
I believe that would be a V2 Indica. Mine's a pre-V2 petrol .. one of those oh-so-rare-museum-piece Indica 2000 models (someday I sell it for a fortune at Sothebys ) .. it rides on 155/70 R13s .. and the details in the pressure sticker are:

Tyre pressure Laden/Unladen
Front 34psi (xx bar)
Rear 30psi (yy bar)

Don't recall the exact bar figures .. something between 2.1 to 2.4


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so 36/33 will also be too high.dont do it.i said so as u had told its 34/30 .
i tried 32/32 ina friend's indica with 3 onboard and the handling was f*****.try 32/30
I ultimately took 34/32 yesterday .. feels ok .. I would have gone for 36,33 but just thought I'd check the max permissible on the tyres. The tyre sidewall says, 35rps (MRFs) .. I assumed rps is the same as psi and decided not to exceed the number 35 !

My only concern with 32/30 is that since mines a LEi (read no power steering), steering would get a tad more difficult than it already is.

Thanks though !

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can anyone tell me what should be tyre pressure for indica v2 (2003), new BRidgestone potenza GIII 185/60 R13 tyres,,, want mileage from it...riding in normal condition,
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can anyone tell me what should be tyre pressure for indica v2 (2003), new BRidgestone potenza GIII 185/60 R13 tyres,,, want mileage from it...riding in normal condition,
Start off with the cars recomended pressure. There's no fixed pressure. It depends on your needs and the conditions where the car would be driven. The best pressure is the one that wears out the tyres evenly. Keep a check on that.

If you find the center of the tyre is wearing out faster, reduce the pressure slightly and if the outer edges are showing wear, increase it.

It is common for all cars to have a slight extra wear on the inner side of the tyre as the suspenssion is designed to provide a little negative camber.

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company standards are always perfect.they check the ride conditions in india and specifiy..so i always follow the factory standards.if you have too much of air pressure.you are sure to have a bumpy ride..so its always better to follow what is mentioned in the mannual.
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company standards are always perfect.they check the ride conditions in india and specifiy..so i always follow the factory standards.if you have too much of air pressure.you are sure to have a bumpy ride..so its always better to follow what is mentioned in the mannual.
but i have changed to wider tyres , so i dont know what pressure should i use.....before it was 165/65,,,,dont know exactly, but it was stock now it is tubeless 185/60 ,,,, so what should be average pressure,, seeing that i drive on potholes and speedbreakers more,,,,,
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I used to fill 30psi front and 28psi rear, without any problems on my indica v2 petrol...on a diesel indica i guess 32-34psi front and 30-32psi should be about right.

Even when you change to a wider tyre...the pressure to be maintained is the same as before.

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32 or 33 all around. If very good roads go for 33 otherwise 32. Fill up early morning when tyre is cold.
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