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Old 12-11-2018, 01:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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Sub - '84 Chevy Diesel Suburban C10
90 day: 19.5 mpg (US)

camaro - '85 Chevy Camaro Z28

Riot - '03 Kia Rio POS
Team Hyundai
90 day: 30.21 mpg (US)

Bug - '01 VW Beetle GLSturbo
90 day: 26.43 mpg (US)

Sub2500 - '86 GMC Suburban C2500
90 day: 11.95 mpg (US)

Snow flake - '11 Nissan Leaf SL
90 day: 124.63 mpg (US)
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I have already had the range of my leaf impacted by "average" LRR tires.
In the nissan leaf it's not about saving money on overall cost like a with a gasoline powered vehicle.
It's all about the range.
I can't fill up just anywhere like a gasoline vehicle is able to.
The leaf saves $150 to $250 per month in gas so I can afford to put the pricy tires on it.
On a purely tire cost verses electricity saved added cost of the high end LRR tires they will never ever come any where close to paying for them selves.
The savings is in being able to take the leaf instead of the gasoline car, not running the battery down to the point of damaging it, not ending up on the side of the road in need of a tow is where the real saving are.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.

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