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Old 08-25-2012, 12:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
mcrews
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The Q Sold - '02 Infiniti Q45 Sport
90 day: 23.08 mpg (US)

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second wind,
Nice job!!!!

I have a thread with the exact same results.
stock 245/45/18 26"
now 245/50/18 27.7"
I run 45psi.
Always thought the stiffer tire would bother me. Not one bit, but I also have electronic suspension.

As a note: truck do not tend to have the same results.
Also: IMHO you need to have 50% of your driving at 'cruise speed' to achieve a payoff. Since a larger tire is slower to turn on start off.

EDIT: on the comparision that I did it was Kuhmo escta on both sizes.
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First: ScangaugeII
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eii-23306.html

Second: Grille Block
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938

Last edited by mcrews; 08-25-2012 at 01:19 PM..
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