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Old 05-22-2011, 12:49 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Mean Green Toaster Machine - '06 Scion xB
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I have to admit, I'm cheap, and one of the underlying reasons for the swap was it was cheap. The wheels cost me $175 for the entire set, and the tires cost less than 10% of their new ($309 each) price, although they still have 70% of their treadwear left. I needed to replace the old tires anyway, so I managed to do it with style, for under $100/tire complete (mounting & balancing included). Best of all, there is no noticeable mpg penalty.

So I'm having fun, looking good, and thumbing my nose at the oil companies. Win, win, win!

Boycotting Exxon since 1989, BP since 2010
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
Mean Green Toaster Machine
49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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