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I was just reading an old Modern Mini Mag and came across the article in the back by the ex JCW mechanic.

He was talking about tyres and the old run-flat versus non, but in another part of the article, he recomended that 16" wheels should have 30PSI in the front and 24 in the rear.

It goes up by 2PSI for each inch you add i.e. 17 tyres should be 32F/26R but you should, in his opinion, always maintain a 6PSI difference between front and rear.

I believe this was to help the handling and keep the car set up to understeer as it was designed.

Any comments about this? People agree/disagree? Just wondered, as I am currently running 32PSI all round. and the tyres still look underinflated.
 

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The other day my tyres had gone down to 30psi and they were noticably skittish and dragging on bumps on the road. I always go for 34psi all the way round. I have 16" bridge spokes on a R53 MCS.
 

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Well ours are 15" (Rockets?). So working back from his recommendation I should be running 28F and 22R?

That can't be right.
 

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PS. Apologies as I've realised this is in the wrong forum...
 
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