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Perhaps this has been covered before but not recently, I think.

I always thought that my car had issues with driving in a straight line and tram-lining under braking. Four new tyres and a wheel alignment definitely improved things a lot but the issues remained, albeit reduced.

My tyre pressure placard is missing; where is it supposed to be in a 2000 Vogue?

Several weeks ago I inflated the tyres to the correct pressure: 38 psi in the back and 28 psi in the front (as most readers on this forum know). It has transformed the handling; for a big car with live axles I feel it is as good as it can get, even though there is a little play in the steering which seems to be one or both of the steering shaft uni joints. Check and maintain your tyre pressures correctly! It really made a staggering difference to the car's handling.

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Yeah, tyre pressure can make a big difference. That holds true for all cars that give you feedback, less so on your average eurobox.
Out of interest, was your front pressure to high? I noticed an increased tendency to understeer with high front pressure. No tramlining though. The ideal pressure will also depend on the tyres fitted. The placcard should be in the fuel flap, and in the manual.

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I have always found 28psi for the front tyres too low resulting in typical under inflated outer edge wear on the tyres. I run my fronts at 32psi and the wear is very even with no tramlining or understeer. 38psi for the rears seems fine.
 

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I run VAL at 32/42 I carry quite a load most of the time. She is running 255/65/16s
 

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Hi all,
i must confess I hadn't noticed the specified different tyre pressure between the front and rear.
I have been incorrectly running about 35psi all around.
it seems so strange and counterintuitive to be running substantially less pressure in the front.
Are all older Range Rovers the same?
I will adjust at the first opportunity.
Does anyone know why this situation exist? Unless heavily laden I would have expected the fronts to require a higher pressure than the rear
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Al
 

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28/38 absolutely here. Anything else results in very poor road manners.
 

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I just tried 30 psi in the front and 38 in the back; at 28 in the front the tyres do seem a little under-inflated. The road manners seemed to improve a little with the slightly higher pressure in the front. I'm now sticking with 30/38. P38s seem very sensitive to tyre pressure.
 

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Agreed - here is Perth every tyre replacement place seems to want to have tyres in the 38-42 range. Mine tramlined like hell and this was after drag/steering bar change and alignment. 32/38 and its much much better.
 

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So after reading this thread I changed to 28 front/38 rear as recommended and it made a HUGE
differance. My team lining is practically gone and handling is drastically improved. I’ve been driving for years on the wrong pressure and I feel like a dope. Plus 5 to actually running the recommended tire pressure. It makes ALL the difference in the world.
 
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