Join Date: May 2017
Location: Prescott, Arizona
Higher pressure in the front tires of an understeering car such as our Spiders tends to minimize that tendency to "push" as the higher pressure can give slightly better grip to the front tires making the steering a little more positive. For a car with rearward weight bias higher pressures are sometimes used in the rear tires. Tire pressures might make little difference for "little old lady" drivers. The harder a driver pushes on twisty roads the more important tire pressure becomes in terms of grip and steering response.
Front wheel drive, rear wheel drive and all wheel drive autos generally have differing front and rear tire pressure bias. Carrying heavy loads can also call for juggling the pressures.
1991 S4 Spider "Gabriela", 2017 VW Golf R, 2018 VW GTI,
Previous obsessions; 2006 Mustang GT, 2006 BMW Z4M, 5 other Bimmers, Capri V6, Renault 5, Lotus Cortina, Sunbeam Alpine, Ducati Diana Mk 3, Norton Commando