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Old 12-05-2019, 09:21 AM   #21
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:05 PM   #22
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Turning back to tire pressure for a moment, the sticker in the door in my '05 330xi says 38 front and 45 rear. This is substantially higher than what most people have posted here. Do the xi's run higher pressure or are you guys ignoring what the sticker says?

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Old 12-06-2019, 07:12 PM   #23
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:13 PM   #24
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Isn't that for when you have a full load of people in the car? I have different values for 1 or 4 persons in the car I think.

Also some of us got the sports set up with larger rear tyres hence the larger rear pressure.
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:38 PM   #25
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Turning back to tire pressure for a moment, the sticker in the door in my '05 330xi says 38 front and 45 rear. This is substantially higher than what most people have posted here. Do the xi's run higher pressure or are you guys ignoring what the sticker says?

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I use the pressure range printed on the tire itself for reference, as that will vary from one brand to another.
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:17 PM   #26
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I use the pressure range printed on the tire itself for reference, as that will vary from one brand to another.
i agree it's best to follow the tire manufacturer's recommendations.

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Turning back to tire pressure for a moment, the sticker in the door in my '05 330xi says 38 front and 45 rear. This is substantially higher than what most people have posted here. Do the xi's run higher pressure or are you guys ignoring what the sticker says?
that does seem way too high so i had to go out and recheck the labels on 2004 330xi and 2005 330xi (see below).. check out how the difference in the inflation spec between max vehicle weight (38F 45R) and load up to four persons (33F 38R) was lost from 2004 to 2005. also how 205 50 17 is now the only approved tire size and 225 45 17 was lost.

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Old 12-06-2019, 09:32 PM   #27
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Very interesting, thanks for the pictures!

I was intrigued by the "See Owners Manual for Additional Information" note on the right of the sticker. I checked my owners manual, and it has a very similar table as your 2004 sticker. So it appears that BMW still goes by the 2004 recommendations in 2005, but reduced the information on the sticker, presumably for simplicity.

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Old 12-06-2019, 09:59 PM   #28
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I was intrigued by the "See Owners Manual for Additional Information" note on the right of the sticker. I checked my owners manual, and it has a very similar table as your 2004 sticker. So it appears that BMW still goes by the 2004 recommendations in 2005, but reduced the information on the sticker, presumably for simplicity.
yep i think they tried to simplify the label, but ended up confusing a lot of people in the process.. including the folks at your neighborhood tire shop like mr tire or costco.
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:29 PM   #29
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Also some of us got the sports set up with larger rear tyres hence the larger rear pressure.
If you look at the label the larger tires run at lower pressures. The all seasons on my Golf run at 38, the snows on my xi are at 32 front 36 rear but they are 205/55 R16.
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:39 PM   #30
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Yes it does. Although I do need to get a better pressure gauge... I've been using the stick-type gauges; I'd prefer something inline with the compressor hose so I don't have to keep switching back and forth.



Same.
I've had this gauge for years, https://www.amazon.com/Accutire-MS-4...a-567122411030.
I've got this one too, never had an issue with separate gauges from the inflator.
https://www.harborfreight.com/tire-g...ose-63955.html
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:43 PM   #31
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I've had this gauge for years, https://www.amazon.com/Accutire-MS-4...a-567122411030.
I've never had an issue with separate gauges from the inflator.
It's just annoying to check, inflate, guess where to stop, check, put more in / let some out, recheck, etc. It would be so much more convenient to just do it all in one step.
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It's just annoying to check, inflate, guess where to stop, check, put more in / let some out, recheck, etc. It would be so much more convenient to just do it all in one step.
If you have a compressor in your garage, you can use something like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:41 AM   #33
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If you have a compressor in your garage, you can use something like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I do. Thanks for the recommendation. Very similar to what Bali and others have been suggesting. Looks like I have some shopping to do!
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I've had this gauge for years, https://www.amazon.com/Accutire-MS-4...a-567122411030.
I've got this one too, never had an issue with separate gauges from the inflator.
https://www.harborfreight.com/tire-g...ose-63955.html
just to update saw this one at HF this weekend. it appears to be the same manufacturer as the one I bought from Sears but without the upgraded digital psi/bar gauge. exact same trigger handle, fitting, hose, etc
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