Need Tyre Pressure Advice

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flango

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Could anyone advise on correct tyre pressures for a W208 CLK running the staggered set up. I have 225x40x18 tyres on the front and 255x35x18 on the rear. I am getting conflicting advice and dont want to trash a set of tyres by over or under inflating them.

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Use the same pressures which are published for your model as a guide - check the manual or inside of filler flap.

Then adjust up or down according to how they feel when driving and wear characteristics. That's all you can do - all published/recommended tyre pressures are a guide only.
 
Use the same pressures which are published for your model as a guide - check the manual or inside of filler flap.

Then adjust up or down according to how they feel when driving and wear characteristics. That's all you can do - all published/recommended tyre pressures are a guide only.

Thats exactly what I have done but I have come to the opinion 32 psi in the front and 34 psi in the back gives the best handling and ride, I'm just concerned these seem a little higher than what I am normally used to and don't want to trash the tyres, equally I don't want to go too low and damage the rims. I should have also probably mentioned this is a weekend car so normally runs with a full complement of 4 people in it.
 

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