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Ride quality versus tyre pressure

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I know this subject is a bit of "an old chestnut" but if I inflate my tyres(205/50/16) to the Alfa recommended settings (39f/36r) the handling improves but the ride quality becomes "crashy" and a touch to hard for me. Front wishbones just replaced, so could it be the shocks/springs are cream crackered or do I run a lower psi .
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Shocks, you shouldn't alter the tyre pressures & with 50/16s the ride should be relatively comfy.

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I agree with Clive. Most probably your shocks need replacing.
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I would look at the shocks as well as when I inflate my tyres to the correct pressure I find the ride to be much more comfortable, especially on roads with small undulations and potholes etc. So I agree that it could be the shocks
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Crashy ride on 16's? You need to up your pain treshhold.

My wife hates my GTV though - it might be connected to the 18 inch, eibach koni combo.
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So what is the optimum tyre pressure for 225/45/17's please?
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