Tyre pressure for non standard tyres

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I have an 06 C3 VTR HDI, and the previous owner fitted different tyres rather than the 185/60/r15 and fitted 195/50R/16 88V. I am have not had any problems but cannot find the correct tyre pressure. Any help would be appreciated !
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Hi Hafod66
previous owner fitted different tyres rather than the 185/60/r15 and fitted 195/50R/16
They are different wheels too, as a 15" tyre won't fit a 16" wheel

Some of the VTR models have a 16" wheel from the factory and they had 195/55VR16 which is pretty close, which may give you something to go on when looking for a tyre pressure guideline, but, if there was never an option for that wheel/tyre combo you won't find the tyre pressure as it never existed.

I imagine your problem is going to be with insurance because the car is non standard you are unable to tick the box that says 'my car is standard UK specification', leading to all sorts of headaches. It may be a whole lot easier to get the right tyres and wheel, say on eBay (here) and then offload the 16" one back onto eBay.
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195/50R16 88 which may have been the source for the wheels and tyres fitted to yours.

Find a reg for a pluriel and see if you can get the tyre pressure from the website.
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