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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

 
 
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:09 AM
FLE39 FLE39 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2003 530i 5spd Manual
I run 35psi all around, COLD pressure. Yields even wear and good MPG. When I got my 530i the rear tires were wearing the center heavily. Due to the high placard pressure of like 41. So that confirmed my thoughts of 41 being too high for a unloaded average driving vehicle. I put 82k on the factory cheap tiger paw tires on my company work car. Pontiac G6. It called for 32psi, I ran 35 rotated every 10k at oil changes. At 82k I was just hitting the wear indicators. All 4 tires were wearing even and flat. I had/have same excellent results with 35psi on my Lincoln MKZ (sold), 335i and wife's C300. I manage to get about 80-110k out of a set of tires on any vehicle I look after.
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