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Old 08-18-2015, 04:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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so much to consider with wheels.
initial cost. if you spend 200.00 on a set of wheels, but already have a set that's paid for, figure how long it will take to pay off the new set vs keeping the old.
weight. as stated, weight will matter mostly in stop n go traffic.
ROI. if you get a set of moons, keep in mind they like to fly off when they feel like it, esp the knock-offs. I've lost 2 already. haven't noticed any increase in mpg so I think it was a waste.
if you buy a set of rims, tires and there is no increase in mpg, that will be a waste also.
to me, considering how old my car is, the cheapest way to increase mpg is the way I will go from now on. I don't care about looks either. but, if it doesn't work, it comes off.
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