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Tyre Pressures 185/55R15

Post by jimmorgan70 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:38 pm

Hi folks,
I have recently bought a MKII GT that has been reshod with non original alloys and tyres. The tyre sizes all round are 185/55R15. Can anyone shed any light on what the best & safest pressures are for these as I have checked various websites and they range from 28-35 front & rear which in my personal opinion is a massive difference. Many thanks.

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Re: Tyre Pressures 185/55R15

Post by scrappy1382 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:17 pm

me,,,, 32psi all round. done this pressure in every car i have had. and believe me when i say, ive had loads 8-)
185/55/15 tyres seems a weird size tbh, i now have 195/45/15 and think they suit my car really well, any size 15 in my opinion would be a standard size of 195 ( 45 or 50 ) 15.

even my 406 daily has 32psi and the sizes are 205/60/15. and my passat20vt has 205/55/16 also with 32psi all round ;-)

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Re: Tyre Pressures 185/55R15

Post by GTXTRA » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:25 pm

185/55-15 was standard on the big bumper Golfs with 6x15 BBS RA back in the day - I bought a brand new set from GTI Engineering at Inters in 1990.
They're quite an unusual size afaik these days - I used to get Bridgestone RE71' s but have now switched to 195/45- 15's on all of mine, all lowered.

30-32 psi will be fine, certainly for higher speed use.

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Re: Tyre Pressures 185/55R15

Post by the edmundator » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:45 pm

I'd go 2-4 PSI lower at the back, there's a lot less weight there (unless you're heavily laden or have a massive sub in the boot).

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Re: Tyre Pressures 185/55R15

Post by Nate » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:38 pm

If in doubt, 32 all round


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