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Old 08-03-2011, 10:39 PM   #1
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Default Ideal tyre pressure for C3

Hey guys,

I am pretty new to this actually since C3 is my second car. So, according to the car instruction label, the recommended pressure for the front two is 210 kpa whereas the rear two require 200 kpa.

Just asking the experts and of course, C3 drivers, what do you think the ideal tyre pressure for C3 is?

Thanks very much for the advice!

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Old 08-03-2011, 10:59 PM   #2
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hi hillviewer,

i generally follow that sticker, but as i am often the only person in the car, i follow the pressure for the lighter-loading.

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Old 10-03-2011, 11:39 AM   #3
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hi hillviewer,

i generally follow that sticker, but as i am often the only person in the car, i follow the pressure for the lighter-loading.

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Hey voyager,

Thanks for your advice. Yeah, I will just follow the label since I am always alone in the car except for the occasional taxi service I provide for my family.

Just wanting to experiment with the tyre pressure and see how the ride goes. Heheh.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:26 PM   #4
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be careful not to experiment with too-extreme values over too-long a duration.

you will get uneven wear on your tyres :-)
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Old 13-03-2011, 01:37 AM   #5
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Normally those number recommended on the manual is for the factory fitted rim size. Not sure abt the new C3, my old C3 comes with standard 15" rims. Normal practice is to increase the tyre pressure by 5%-10% per 1" increase in rim size that's deviate from factory fitted. BUT pls check wat is ur tyre maximum pressure tat it can take. Hope it help.

If still not sure can go down to those established Tyre shops to ask for advice, like wat I did.
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Old 15-03-2011, 05:48 PM   #6
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no expert, but we adjust tyre pressures in pits a lot to maximise traction depending on heat cycles, visual reference of tyres, track condition and temps...

end of the day, note that the type of driving (highway, city etc) and time of day play an important role... the manufacturer sticker is meant for OE-classed tyres and cold temps
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Old 20-04-2011, 01:35 PM   #7
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the replies. I am sticking to the label nowadays. The ride seems okay.

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Old 16-09-2011, 02:25 PM   #8
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Hi guys,

I just took over a 2006 C3. Find it quite strange that the sticker actually recommended a higher pressure for the rear tyres over the front, 2.1/2.3bar for light load and 2.1/2.8bar for heavy load.

All the cars I have driven so far recommended higher pressure for the front to compensate for the engine weight.

Your thoughts on this?
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Old 20-06-2015, 04:06 PM   #9
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Future reminder to self: 230 kPa for front/back Michelin Energy Saver, drive at 70 km/h and opt for expressways, this will hit 13 or even 13.5 km/l with relative ease.
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