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travelling down to rennes tomorro in france - and im gona be fully laden down with two people, and luggage for at least 5/6 hrs of motorway driving

should i be adjusting the tyre pressures different to the normal to accomodate this sort of journey
 

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I await to be stood corrected but I left mine as I would have them normally every time we did long (5hrs) journeys to visit relatives. We were always packed to the rafters.

I suppose the only advice I can give is take account of the extra weight and its possible effects on handling, stopping distances etc... granny to suck eggs I know....

I couldn't see anything in the handbook about it so left them alone.

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My TF User Manual specs 2psi extra in the back if driving over 100 mph. No mention of load that I can see.

I've never stayed at 100 mph for long enough to make it needed.
 

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My TF User Manual specs 2psi extra in the back if driving over 100 mph. No mention of load that I can see.

I've never stayed at 100 mph for long enough to make it needed.
How do you increase the pressure once you're above 100 anyway? Isn't that a bit dangerous? :getcoat:
 

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Is that what the little 12v compressor is in the front of some Fs for? The hose might need to be longer to wind out enough though........:err: :D
 

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Interesting question...my handbook doesn't mention increasing the pressure for weight. Maybe the assumption is that you should never carry anything heavier than 2 bags of golf clubs (however heavy that is....).

Myself and Mrs Mikef are hoping to tootle down to Cornwall for a few days in the MG, and I wasn't going to alter the pressure for that trip (assuming Mrs Mikef doesnt put on weight and we carry minimal luggage)

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I reckon the pressures are set for two occupants so there ain't alot more you can get in an F/TF that would justify pressure increases! ;)
 
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