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  1. #1
    Active Member Two Rings
    Join Date
    Apr 07 2008
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    27419
    My Garage
    Little Tikes Hummer for my son
    Location
    Montréal

    Winter tire pressure

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    Sorry if it is a dumb question but... I was wondering if I still follow the manufacturer recomended tire pressure if my winter tires are not the same size. Summer 245 18 40, winter 215 16 55.
    When I got the winter tires from the garage they had 30 lbs witch is mutch lower then the recomemded and I was wondering if it had anything to do with the size being different.

    Thanks

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    Veteran Member Three Rings
    Join Date
    Jul 30 2008
    AZ Member #
    31455
    My Garage
    08 Passat 2.0t
    Location
    Near Mountain Creek

    Re: Winter tire pressure

    yes, follow audi's recommendation. Tire pressures are also listed in the owner's manual for all the tire sizes, which should be 35 psi (cold)
    08 Passat wagon 2.0T 6MT (APR Stage I, DriverGear-Eibach springs, Bilstein Sport, Euro smoked tails, intake, ATE Premium One rotors, Hawk HPS, Tyrolsport Caliper Guide Bushings, other stuff)

    Previous Cars:
    02 Golf TDI 5MT (Chipped, Bosio PP764 nozzles, VNT-17, Shine Racing suspension, S3 strut brace, WRD rear strut brace)
    88.5 Camry V6 5MT
    84 Corolla 3AT (the FWD version, hand-me-down)

  3. #3
    Senior Member Two Rings
    Join Date
    Apr 09 2008
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    27500
    Location
    Boulder, CO

    Re: Winter tire pressure

    my local shop recommends a little lower psi in the winter too. the idea is that a little extra flex in the tire will help clear snow from treads.

    obviously you give up a little fuel efficiency to do this.

    i run audi recommended psi, then drop it during those fresh snow packed days.

  4. #4
    Active Member Two Rings
    Join Date
    Apr 07 2008
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    Little Tikes Hummer for my son
    Location
    Montréal

    Re: Winter tire pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by UGwagen View Post
    yes, follow audi's recommendation. Tire pressures are also listed in the owner's manual for all the tire sizes, which should be 35 psi (cold)

    Boy I feel ashamed, I had looked in the door but not in the owner's manual. Thanks for your time.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings Tgr_Clw's Avatar
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    Jul 20 2005
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    7305
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    2003 Audi A4 1.8TQM
    Location
    Toronto, Canada

    Re: Winter tire pressure

    I run 36-37 psi during winters.
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    Performance: MTM Stage 3 / Milltek Exhaust+Milltek HFC / JJ TIP / ASP FMIC / SB FE SS
    Suspension: Vogtland Coilovers / HSport S4 Sways
    Braking: Stoptech 332 BBK
    Wheels/Tires: BBS CH 18x8.5, ET35 / GY Eagle F1 GSD3 235/40/18



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