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Tire Weight?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bevans, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Jun 15, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    bevans

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    Nevermind.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 15, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    It is much more than just the weight of the tire that will reduce fuel mileage. Un-sprung weight increases, as in larger tires and heavier wheels, are only one factor. Going to a larger tire in effect changes the optimal ratio between engine RPMs and vehicle speed too. Also, with a larger tire the vehicle is also higher in the wind, effecting how the air moves over it.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    what he said. Also keep in mind a more aggressive tread pattern will hurt MPG. I was concerned about weight also and went with Duratracs...nice all around tire that won't kill your mpgs. Peace.
     
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