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Summer/Commuting Wheels and Tires. Good idea?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Carson, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Apr 29, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    Carson

    Carson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Garage Fabbed +2 LT, FOA 2.5 RR w/ Comp Adj, 35 XMTs on Level 8s, 50T Spring Under w/ 13" Shackles, Elite Front Bumper, AP Rear, Retrofitted, Wicked Flow, Custom Roof Rack, Custom Sliders, Custom Scratches, 12" JL and an Audiopipe amp.
    Here are my old rims and tires, which I will put on when i want to wheel.

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    I picked these up for 350$, about 50% tread left. Pirelli ATR. They are 265's instead of 285's and they are a hybrid street tread. I'm hoping for better MPG than my old M/T's. What do you all think??? Good deal?? You like them??


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    Can anyone help me identify the rims?? :D
     
  2. Apr 29, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    lj973gm

    lj973gm Sold it, dont miss it yet.

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    They should be better on mpg but it depends on the weight of them.

    Most perellis are heavy for some reason. Dont forget about wheel weight as well.

    Weight, width, height, tread design all have factors in mpg.

    The 265/70/17 are supposed to weigh 50lbs a piece which is pretty heavy compared to stock at 35-36 lbs.

    In order to identify the wheel we need to know the brand, what does the center cap of the wheel say.
     
  3. Apr 29, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    Carson

    Carson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yes I noticed that Perellis are heavy for some reason. I figure the wheel may be a little lighter than my other ones because it looks to be a 17x8.5. The tire height and width are less than my M/Ts and the tread pattern should play a factor in MPG i would think. Thanks for your help! The centercap says MB Motorsports, I think they are razors.

    Maybe i should just weigh them that would be easiest...

    I know tirerack says 50lbs but some other sites are saying 41lbs. This is confusing
     
  4. Apr 30, 2012 at 2:35 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    Mine with stock 245/75/16 Dungflops. I run these for my 280 mile/week commute and will replace them with a better all season tire when they wear out.
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    And I put on the 255/85/16 BFG KM2s when I go out to play.
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    Yes it looks better with the 255s, but I get better MPGs with the 245s and save the tread on the KM2s for when I need it.
     
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