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Old 01-26-2005, 07:05 PM
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Pressure in Spare Tire Donut?

I was looking at the donut spare in my E46 and I'm not sure what pressure to inflate to.

The tire itself says "Max 60 psi". But I just took my car in for Inspection I and I could swear they wrote on the Inspection worksheet that they set the pressure to 11 psi.

Anyone know what pressure I should be running?

Many thanks!
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Old 01-26-2005, 07:22 PM
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11? You planning on doing some dune-running or rock crawling?

RTFDJ. Mine says 61.
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Sixty PSI is correct....since the *volume* of air is greatly reduced, the pressure must be higher (similar to my old racing bicycle tires....about the diameter of a garden hose, I used to run them at 115 PSI).

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My manual says 61 psi- so yeah, basically 60 will work.
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