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Old 11-22-2012, 04:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Susanne View Post
Yes. The other factor was low tire pressure
It's just not correct that there was just one other variable in his testing. Other variables he undoubtedly is encountering and apparently not controlling for would be ambient temperatures, tire pressure variation, humidity, pavements, throttling, city/highway mix, routes, wind patterns, drafting around other cars in traffic with him, and probably others I am not thinking of right now.

BTW, I think you have reached the five post threshold and should be able to post links now.
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