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Old 07-27-2015, 02:34 PM   #89 (permalink)
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So here are the major modifications and my opinion of the MPG benefit of each:

14 X 5 1/2 HX wheels with Bridgestone RE 92 low rolling resistance tires. 7 or 8 MPG improvement over "regular" 13 inch tires.
Thank you for listing these mods out for us. I am amazed at the mpg difference between LRR and "regular" tires. I'll have to try them when my tires wear out.

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The power needed to push an object through a fluid increases as the cube of the velocity. Mechanical friction increases as the square, so increasing speed requires progressively more power.
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