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Tyres - Continental 225/75 R16 CP 116R 2015-09-24

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I experimented with my tyre pressures a while ago and run much lower than the van manufacturer recommends. At their pressures the ride was harsh and the van jumped around a lot on poor roads, noise levels were high as well. I slowly reduced the pressures until the noise went down, the bouncing eased and the handling improved. The pressures were still a little higher than the table shows at 3.5 front and 3.75 rear. I think I'll try the pressures stated by Continental and see how I get on.
 
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I experimented with my tyre pressures a while ago and run much lower than the van manufacturer recommends. At their pressures the ride was harsh and the van jumped around a lot on poor roads, noise levels were high as well. I slowly reduced the pressures until the noise went down, the bouncing eased and the handling improved. The pressures were still a little higher than the table shows at 3.5 front and 3.75 rear. I think I'll try the pressures stated by Continental and see how I get on.
I'm still a tad higher than table shows...

But haven't road tested yet :)

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Thanks for that, useful tool, agrees close enough with what I am running on 121 load rated Conti fourseasons.

Martin
 
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very handy im slightly suprised theres no difference between rear and front wheel drive

My guess is.... It's all about load... And drive equates to wear only.. :)

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Ps.... Aa previous threads have said...
Weigh da van... Call tech... And they will give you the numbers... Oh!.. And email relavant data sheet (Conti anyway)
 

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Our MH manual states the pressure recommended for our James Cook / Sprinter 3500kg; 41 front, 65 rear. It came with Vancos fitted. I always keep them at that pressure, even have a 12v compressor.
I have just replaced all four tyres after some 98,000 miles / 11 years!
 

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Continental do a booklet which covers all their tyres although it isn't the most user friendly document. I dropped my tyres down to 3.5 bar and the ride is much better than it was before, when I just used the pressures published in the 'van handbook.
 
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