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    correct tire pressure

    hi
    i have 2005 Passat B5.5 2.0 TDI
    i am running 235/35/19 all season tires
    what is correct tire pressure for this size
    thanks in advance

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    look at the side of the tire, really depends on the tire itself

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    With that low profile tire I would run about 35-40psi to keep from bending a wheel lip on a pothole.
    The numbers posted on the tire are max figures, not recommended pressures.

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    Unless its an LT tire the pressure on the sidewall will be fairly close to what you'll need, passsats aren't known to be lightweights and I'm guessing the tire says something close to 40-45 psi so I'd say the Max pressure on the tire is actually close to what you'll need anyways not to mention the higher pressure will return you higher mpgs

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    Don't know if this helps, but I'm running 40PSI all around on mine with 225/45/17. My tires are Continental Extreme DWS, and I'm also under the belief (for right or wrong) that Conti is a little soft in the sidewall department, so I'm hoping this helps offset that.

    I think most here are running about 30-35 PSI or so, but I wanted to make sure I get the most even wear possible, plus it should help slightly with potholes/bumps that otherwise could damage the wheel. I know others also have different reasons and calculations as to what pressure to run, but this is what I've been running since May.

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    Sir

    May i suggest to contact the tyre manufacturer.
    Give him as much information as you can (Rim dimensions, Car weight, axle load, tire type & dimension).
    Worked fine for me

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    Unless you have perfect roads, I would not run less than 40 psi in a 19.

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    i run them at 40psi in front and 44psi in back
    thanks for your info everybody

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    I ran 44 rear on mine for most of the 5 years I've owned it with no issues (on both stock 15" and 17"). This should work well for you, but give a slightly harsher ride which you honestly probably won't even notice, especially given you're on 19s.

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