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Old 12-19-2007, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What pressure should I be running?

I have 17" rims, Khumo Ecsta MX tires, what pressure should I be running my tires at? Its a 1996 318is.

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70% of max pressure...... about 36 lbs
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it depends. what kind of weather conditions do you have? what driving style do you have? I usually run 35psi in the summer when it's dry, cause i' get better mpg. In the rainy winter i'll run between 30-32 psi for a little better grip.
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it should be on a sticker in your car too...
my 740il said 33 or so front 40 rear...
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it depends. what kind of weather conditions do you have? what driving style do you have? I usually run 35psi in the summer when it's dry, cause i' get better mpg. In the rainy winter i'll run between 30-32 psi for a little better grip.
this is the best answer, weather conditions predict the pressure you should run, as well as the type of tire your running , for example performance tires, winter tires etc.
summer time i run 34-36bs per tire and 32 in the winter.
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