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17” wheels

Postby Graaf » Mon 07.06.2021, 11:51

People with 17” Wheels just wondering what tyre pressures you are using for road use - sticking to the standard or something different?

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Re: 17” wheels

Postby Elanlover » Mon 07.06.2021, 15:22

I use the standard pressures recommended by the manufacturer. If you've calculated the tire size correctly you won't get much improvement in ride harshness by underinflating them. Probably wear through those new (and more expensive) tires more quickly too.
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Re: 17” wheels

Postby Graaf » Tue 08.06.2021, 13:10

Elanlover wrote:I use the standard pressures recommended by the manufacturer. If you've calculated the tire size correctly you won't get much improvement in ride harshness by underinflating them. Probably wear through those new (and more expensive) tires more quickly too.


The reason I ask is that the front end feels a bit 'light'. My car came with a 45 offset.

If you don't mind me asking, what offset are yours and do they affect the 'feel'?

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Re: 17” wheels

Postby Elanlover » Wed 09.06.2021, 12:16

Offset will affect the ride for sure. My wheels are custom built to the original spec of 60 offset.
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Re: 17” wheels

Postby Graaf » Wed 09.06.2021, 16:37

When I bought the car I was intending to swop the wheels pro race1.2s because they did a 55 offset. When I got round to ordering they had stopped manufacturing.

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