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I know this may have been in here before but thought I'd ask again.

Tyre pressures in mk5 r32

Sticker says 2.8 bar, think that is 41 psi isn't it?

Is that right?

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About 40psi is fine. Some people run 35 for a slightly less harsh ride. I'd also recommend 35psi if you're running on 19's.

If you want 40, then you may have to correct a few tyre fitters, as they may just have 35 written in their books for golfs.
 

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It does seem a lot,but that's what VW have designed it to run on. Can see no reason not to follow the official advice personally
 

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I used to get bad tyre wear around the 35 PSI mark, now run it on 38 and find the ride to be comfortable and good even tyre wear
 

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Another risk of running a lower pressure is increased risk of damage to the wheel should you hit a pot hole.
 

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OP has a mkv going from his avatar. So 2.8 bar is correct and this is whats inside the fuel cap. I wouldn't deviate from this unless you change your wheel/tyre size.

I set my pump to 2.9 bar and it always loses some air when unscrewing the valve. After changing the tyres a few times they've all worn pretty evenly, apart from the rears which wore slightly more on the inner edges.

Using a lower pressure generally causes the outer edges to wear out faster, using a higher pressure wears out the centre faster. Check the wear on your tyres to see if your under/over inflating them.
 

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They should do a search
To be fair, the OP could have done this too, as both MK4 and MK5 tyre pressures have been discussed many times
 
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Nothing wrong with running higher pressures on the back with cheap tyres on the rear also
 

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I have summer sports tires(direzza zII), they feel terrible under 38psi. I run my fronts at 39-41psi, Rears 42-43psi and they are wearing perfectly and feel great with great grip levels. With my all season tires( mich super A/S plus) I run at 40psi all around but they feel fine at recommended 36psi.

It's better to rely on tire specs not what the car says. The car specifications are telling you what OEM settings are used.
 

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I run 40-41 in the summer, but dropped to 36 when I put winter tyres on, as they were scary as f*** with 40psi in them!
 
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