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Re: what do u guys run 4 tire presssure? (archive)

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Posted by Bob ///M3 on June 16, 2000 at 09:51:21:

In Reply to: what do u guys run 4 tire presssure? posted by LVP on June 16, 2000 at 09:24:34:

'99 M3 with OE Contours Wheels 7.5"F & 8.5"R w/ OE Dunlop 8080E Tires w/ 8,000 miles. Maintained pressure is 35 psi front & 38 psi rear measured cold.

I like the firmer ride (the tire's spring rate) and the car's handling is more to my liking with these tire pressures. This pressure combination seems to offer a more neutral handling set-up with stock suspension plus X-Brace.

All the tires are wearing well across their footprint. Front tires have 60% to 70% tread remaining and rear tires have 40% to 50% tread remaining.

Bob ///M3

: the age old question. what's the correct tire pressure for the 7.5" front/8.5" rear m3 contours. i checked the archives but couldn't get a straight answer. please post the fr/rear pressures u run at, along with your reason (ie. what handling benefits, door specs, etc).

: thx in advance.

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