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I noticed my R was getting "sloppy" and the hop had become worse.<br>I've not been doing what I preach and have obviously not checked pressures for awhile<br>Lo and behold, all were about 31-32psi. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Put them back to 38 lbs (remember, TME springs and 18" Michelins).<br>The R is ALIVE once again.<br>It handles as before <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> and the hop is VERY reduced to the point that it doesn't even bother me<br>JRL
 

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Re: Tire pressures and side hop revisited once again (JRL)

what mode were you driving in when you noticed the hop? whats comfort mode like now?
 

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It was hopping in comfort <B>and </B>a bit in sport, which never happened before.<br>All is well again.<br>Moral of the story is to make sure your tire pressures are up to snuff and above 36 lbs, makes a huge difference.<br>As I said and will repeat what I wrote if you didn't understand what I said the 1st time, <B>comfort is acceptable now</B>, VERY little to no hop<br>(Naturally it also helps<B> not </B>to have OEM P Zero's) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Tire pressures and side hop revisited once again (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It was hopping in comfort <B>and </B>a bit in sport, which never happened before.<br>All is well again.<br>Moral of the story is to make sure your tire pressures are up to snuff and above 36 lbs, makes a huge difference.<br>As I said and will repeat what I wrote if you didn't understand what I said the 1st time, <B>comfort is acceptable now</B>, VERY little to no hop<br>(Naturally it also helps<B> not </B>to have OEM P Zero's) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I had a similar experience, mine were somewhere around 35pis, got back up to 38 front and 39 rear and it's a new can again!<p>Proper pressure is critical in this 'darn' car.<p>LTA<p>
 

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Re: Tire pressures and side hop revisited once again (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I noticed my R was getting "sloppy" and the hop had become worse.<br>I've not been doing what I preach and have obviously not checked pressures for awhile<br>Lo and behold, all were about 31-32psi. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Put them back to 38 lbs (remember, TME springs and 18" Michelins).<br>The R is ALIVE once again.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sounds like you need a better TPS. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Count your blessings that you didn't lose a tire or two at those pressures.
 

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Re: Tire pressures and side hop revisited once again (LTA)

Certain cars you can run 10 lbs. lower and you would never know it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>ALL Volvos are sensitive to tires pressure and work very differently with as little as 3 lbs. more or 3 lbs. less. <br>Our R's are VERY sensitive to tire pressure and really should be monitered at least every two weeks.<br>I was remiss and didn't this time. Luckily, no harm, no foul, but I should have been more attentive, (lots going on in my life right now).<br>..and that's no darn excuse <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> it takes about 30 seconds to check your tires
 

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Re: Tire pressures and side hop revisited once again (JRL)

I generally run 36psi on the PZeros. I would think that anything higher would get really bouncy based on current observations. Then again, I am on Rev2 and original bushings.<p>Next year.....Dunlop Sport Maxx. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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