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I just brought my 98 SL500 from the US to Spain. The sticker on my car indicates an air pressure of 30 lbs/in2. Here in Europe, Michelin recommends 2.5 and 2.7 Kg/cm (front and rear). Well, I set my pressure to the recommended Michelin number. It was horrible. The tires were so overinflated that my car was bouncing off the road. The ride was horrible. We set the pressure back to 20lbs/in2 which is about 2.11 Kg/cm. It feels good now.
So the question is for those of you in Europe: what pressure do you keep in your tires?
 

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I'm not sure because I'm not near the SL, but I think somewhere around 2,4. 2,1 is too low for motorway driving.
I'll check later and get back to you tomorrow.

Jorge
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I agree with you. However, the fact is that the US manual says 30 lbs/in2. How much is that in kilos/cm2?
Any one good at this?
 

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My 500 SL has both psi and kg/cm2 in the tank filler flap and with standard tires, 225/55/R16 and only 2 people on board the front should be inflated to 2.5/36 and the rear to 2.7/39.

1 kg/cm2 equals app. 14.5 psi. The other way around 1 psi equals app. 0.07 kg/cm2
 
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