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Old 12-22-2022, 10:04 AM   #608 (permalink)
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rolling resistance

Originally Posted by Phase View Post
Anyone know how much of a difference rolling resistance makes at highway speeds? Obviously low rolling resistance tires help a ton in city driving. I have my blizzak winter tires on right now. Bad city mpg but I wonder what their impact is when Im going 80 mph
1) According to Caterpillar Corp.:
* from 55-mph, to 80-mph, the rolling resistance coefficient will increase 7.4%.
2) According to Bridgestone/ Firestone:
* LRR tires suffer the highest increase in rolling resistance with increased speed, compared to non-LLR tires.
* Between 55-mph, and 75-mph, you lose 27% of a LLR's mpg benefit.
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