In Reply to: Stupid question of the day.... posted by Husker Football on October 18, 1999 at 07:22:40:
The recommended tire pressure looked high to me as well, and when the tires were pumped up to the recommended pressures, my 99 323i felt a little bit floaty (this may be subjective, though). So I decided to lower the pressure to 31 front and 32 rear, and now it feels fine. I drive alone in my car about 95% of time. I also check the tires for wear, and could not see anything yet but that's because I have only 3000 miles on it; I will continue checking them and re-adjust the pressure if the wear shows any unusual patterns.
The tire pressure has been discussed here, and it seems that you have to play with it and find the "best" pressure for your style of driving and what you want your Bimmer to do, because there are different setups that are best fitted for spirited vs. quiet vs. cornering vs. other types of driving.