Tyres Pressure, 18”

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knea
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Tyres Pressure, 18”

Post by knea » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:40 pm

Hello,
Maybe I'm missing something but... I can't see any ref to the 18” wheels in the tag with the recommended inflation pressure.
Please does anyone know what are the normal/max load, front/rear parameters for the 18” tyres?
Thanks!
Kia Niro First Edition, 2017, White Pearl


JimT
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Re: Tyres Pressure, 18”

Post by JimT » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:27 pm

Hi,

The tag with the tyre pressures should be specific to the wheels fitted.
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knea
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Re: Tyres Pressure, 18”

Post by knea » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:10 pm

Hi,
I know, that should be the case but... It's not, unfortunately!
It lists 15, 16, 17 tyres plus a T 15 type. Nothing about 18.

I suppose it's due to an error in the assembly line?
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Suman
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Re: Tyres Pressure, 18”

Post by Suman » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:26 pm

It's 36psi all round on my First Edition with 18" wheels. The recommended pressures are listed in the driver's door frame.

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knea
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Re: Tyres Pressure, 18”

Post by knea » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:03 pm

Hi Sulman,
Thanks, 36 PSI.
Clearly the tag I got is wrong, even the tag code is different and the sizes of the tyres don't match the Niro's

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JimT
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Re: Tyres Pressure, 18”

Post by JimT » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:33 pm

looks like you got an American market tag - where is Quality Control when you need them???

P.S. I'd be inclined to experiment with 37psi all round and reduce it if the ride gets too uncomfortable.
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Renault grand scenic 1.5dci on 17" wheels (awful)


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Re: Tyres Pressure, 18”

Post by JimT » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:43 pm

Those speed ratings are interesting:

H = upto 130mph
V = upto 149mph
W = upto 168mph

Is Kia not telling us something???
Now: niro 2 (red)
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Renault grand scenic 1.5dci on 17" wheels (awful)


deguy
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Re: Tyres Pressure, 18”

Post by deguy » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:40 pm

JimT wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:43 pm
Those speed ratings are interesting:
Is Kia not telling us something???
Don't know, but you do get the W rated tyre on the 18" rims and I can confirm that the car will do around 180 km/h max (112 mph).
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