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Old 05-27-2011, 10:49 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by CapriRacer View Post
Just be aware that there are extreme differences in rolling resistance between tires - even of the same size, let alone what the differences in size make. Be careful that you don't draw conclusions without taking into account that there might be severe differences different tires make (meaning make and model of tire).
True, there are dozens and dozens of variables, from manufacturers using the same name on different tires, to them using different compounds on different sizes of the same model. The "new" tires are 8 year old Continentals, sporting an obsolete tread pattern. They're simply cheap test mules which I'll replace with LRR tires if they work well.

On the plus side, I can always fill the worst-testing tires with pure nitrogen, and turn them into the best performing tires .
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