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Tyre pressures

Im doing a hill climb next weekend in my 33 and am after some tyre pressure ideas. I wont be getting any time to test the car before then . Tyres are 195 45 15 kumho ecsta and car weighs aprox 700kg dry . I guessing 32 pounds front and rear and going from there. The rear is set very hard 400 lb springs and konis set to hard setting. I cant see understeer being a problem if anything a bit tail happy.Have removed front sway bar to get a bit more travel front shocks are shortened standard ones with mitsubishi evo springs. Any opinions welcome . I would really like to do a lot better than last time . Took my Saab 9000 aero and it was to darn heavy.
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Front and rear should have 3 psi difference so 32/29 is the best for 15''.
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Depends on the optimal running pressure of the tyres...

e.g. Yoko a048's I use 185 60 30 and start out at 24 ish, they come in after 10+ laps of a 1.3 mile circuit around 30 - 33 psi... Yoko's optimal pressure for best grip being 30 - 33 psi.

If your doing a hill climb and begin with a high psi they may go off on you early... I guess distance and weather will have a big part to play.
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