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: Tyre Pressures

27-11-2006, 09:40
I have just bought myself some wheels for the car. 205/40/17. I know they are gonna have different pressures compared to the corsas standard wheels.

I have a 1.2 SXi 53 plate.

If anyone could point to a website that'd be grand :)

27-11-2006, 09:46
ive got exactly the same 1's
keep them to 29

27-11-2006, 10:21
i was just about to post this topic hahaha got mine at 33 at the mo but if ur all saying 29 then im going to change them

27-11-2006, 10:27
i got sxi wheels - mine are all at 34 - just depends i think on the engine being heavier (ie 1.8 or 1.7 diesel will need more pressure)

27-11-2006, 10:31
Don't change em. Regardless of tyre size you always user the recommended vauxhall tyre pressures. You run low pressure tyres say hello to damaged alloys down the line, especially with 205/17's on

I run 33 front and 30 rear as thats whats recommended for a 1.4 read the manual and use those pressures. You can't pop your tyres as they will be rated to 50+psi

There is even a whole section of this forum on tyre pressures. Do a search for it or read the owners manual. I would go up your pressure's a little bit as 29 on the 17's will result in quicker tyre wear and you forking out a bill for new low profiles which aint cheap.

Here is the link you need: http://corsa-c.co.uk/forum/faq.php?faq=faq_mod_wheel#faq_faq_wheel_inflation

This is what the 1.2 and 1l will need to be run at:

Engine - Z10XEP, Z12XEP
Tyres - 155/80 R 13, 175/65 R14, 185/55 R15, 195/45 R16
Inflation With upto 3 Persons - F 32 R 26
Inflation With full load - F 35 R 41

27-11-2006, 11:59
So if the tyre pressure is at 29psi on standard rims does that mean the tread will go quickly on them to? what psi would u recommend for standards?

27-11-2006, 12:58
i run 32 - 32 which is best for all round

27-11-2006, 13:48
so for 17" alloys we a 205/40/17 u recon 33?

27-11-2006, 17:13
For my 1.4 I use 33 front and 30 rear just like the book says

Use this link


All tyre pressures for all engines on the Corsa C are listed :)

Pressures are there for full and half load cars :)

27-11-2006, 17:34
yea the book for my 1.2 53 says front 32 rear 26. upto 3 persons. I keep these the same?

thanks for your time fox

28-11-2006, 01:38
i run 32 - 32 which is best for all round


i doubt a few psi either way wont matter tho

28-11-2006, 06:32
i run 33 ish on the front and 30 on the back, seems alrite to me, mines a 1.8 tho so i dont kow if this makes a difference....

28-11-2006, 06:52
39 front, 33 rear on the derv, it makes alot of difference on fuel economy runing underinflated tyres ;)

but yeah you generally stick to the pressure stated for your engine size

28-11-2006, 08:49
in me book it doesnt give me a tyre pressure for 17" on a 1.2 engine

28-11-2006, 08:52
in me book it doesnt give me a tyre pressure for 17" on a 1.2 engine

it wouldn't since vaux never fitted 17's to the corsa. for the 1.2 its 32 on the front and 26 on the back. spot on

28-11-2006, 09:48
i just put in 35 front and 35 rear

28-11-2006, 09:53
32psi front

34psi rear

28-11-2006, 10:02
32psi front

34psi rear

You drive around with 3 passengers all the time :err:

28-11-2006, 10:35
im going to try 32 front 26 rear then

28-11-2006, 17:05
thats what the book says for standard 1.2 sxi engines.
so if based on whats been said here, stick to your original tyre pressures. makes sense.