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Old 10-08-2007, 05:24 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by DonatasSVT View Post
Hi, didn't want to start a new thread. I've run some slaloms with my SVTf. But I have always run using recommended tire pressures:
32 psi in front
29 psi in rear.
I'm still on the factory Continentals.
Does adding 10 psi or so give more grip? I have never seen anyone doing that where I race. That would be a nice improvement if it really helps :)
Also, I usually run in slow tracks where I almost always use 1st gear and due to that I have some wheel spin and understeer. What tire pressure would you advice? Less in rears to cure understeer?
10 psi over factory will help you A LOT.

It does not increase grip (reduces it because of a smaller contact patch), but it does improve your cornering and steering response.

As for the "slow tracks", my knee jerk reaction is to tell you to shift into 2nd. That will allow you to carry more speed through the corners without overpower the tires.

Combine that with the increased pressure and I think you will definite improvement.

That said, my comments are based only on what you've posted and not running in your environment. I could be way off base...
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