<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Sillyspeed:
<strong>Hi Stori, what is your impression of these tyres, any good in your opinion? Did your car come with them from new, or have you fitted them yourself. Have you tried a lower pressure in them, what was the result?</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Well I have tried them as high as 40psi Front and 38psi rear and quite acceptable in summer here in Australia but probably a little hard in winter which we are now experiencing.
The ride is quite acceptable and the steering does not feel light. Car changes direction immediately.
I have driven through wet roundabouts and activated the VDC but car is very predictable with these tyres.
The tyres came with the car and have now done 12000 kms. Therefore I have nothing to compare them too.
I tried 36 fronts but I cannot now remember what it was like to drive but obviously now believe it is better at higher pressures.
Autralian recomened settings are 36 psi front and 33 rear
I wonder if 147 suspension is softer than the 156 and hence can get away with higher tyre pressures?
My old Alfetta GTV could not cope with anything more than about 28 psi.