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Re: Tire Pressure - Weight distribution - NOT (archive)

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Posted by Jim Cash on September 26, 1998 at 21:37:16:

In Reply to: Re: Tire Pressure Question posted by EM on September 25, 1998 at 17:05:16:

: The reason I ask this is because I'm assuming that the 5-series is much heavier in the front than the rear (I'm guessing 65/35 perhaps...? I don't know)

BMW's ae designed to be fairly closely ballanced front to rear. I do not knwo about the E34 - but it is nowhere near 65/35.

The E39 540 is as far as they dare go gromthe 50/50 goal. It is 52.5/47.5. The 528 is about 51/49 - or vent less.

And they still recommend a difference of 5 lbs between the front and rear - so it is not for weight. I think it is more to address under steer.

Cheers

Jim Cash


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