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Old 11-12-2003, 03:34 PM
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... and may I offer, regardless of the tire, tire pressures are very important on these cars, very.

For me, the difference of the cold inflation of 28PSI (supposed min. recommendation for fronts) vs. 32PSI cold is truly remarkable. The cars suddenly feel like they are "in the groove" again.

I put all of the cars, except the wagon, at 32PSI COLD. Measuring before driving not one mile so there is no tire heat. It has been said tire air loss is about 2PSI a month. Cooler temperatures lower tire pressures.

For extended high-speed driving and/or additional loads, tires need to be inflated more.

Checking warm, let alone hot tires for pressure is a guess at best. If in doubt add more air, just don't exceed the printed tire manufacturers warning on the sidewall.

Good driving,

'03 E320 Wagon-Sold
'95 E320 Wagon-Went to Ex
'93 190E 2.6-Wrecked
'91 300E-Went to Ex
'65 911 Coupe (#302580)
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