Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Staunton, VA - USA
I will give you the original inflation figures but tell you *DON'T USE THEM*!!
Front: 24 PSI
Rear: 28 PSI
These inflations are grossly inadequate and unsafe. To quote a far
more learned colleague from another RR club:
"Just a few notes. Having been with these cars since the end of the 1960's with many miles (a million or so), perhaps I may comment on tyre pressures ? When my father first had his 1954 R-Type as a family car, he was dismayed at the incredibly low tyre pressures prescribed.
Crewe wanted you to crash in comfort it seemed.
He immediately upped the pressures to 32/35 on crossplies. He did the same on the T-Series, but 34/38 on Avon radials and with other brands later (235.70R15 101H and 235.70R15 102V). I run my Turbo R at 38/42 (255.55ZR17 102W).
As an aside, I spoke to a Michelin representative a few years ago, and asked why Michelin was not the preferred tyre source for Crewe. He told me very bluntly that they would not supply to any Company recommending such ridiculously dangerous low pressures in the tyres for their cars."
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. ~ Niels Bohr