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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!
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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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