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Old 04-10-2009, 09:21 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Fortunately (and unfortunately, while removing the tire I also found this mess. Chalk up another thing to fix on the Paseo.
That's on my todo list as well.

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Old 04-11-2009, 10:05 AM   #102 (permalink)
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After some talking with Darin, he convinced me that going to a thinner tire had some very good benefits. So, I removed the 155 tires off my Tercel, and put them onto my Paseo which previously had 185 tires on it.
I agree. In fact I run 155's on the rear of my Protege on 13" Nissan wheels. I scan Craigslist every now and then and buy up as many used 155's as I can because they are slowly becoming extinct. I leave the 185/65R14's on the front so I still have good grip when keeping up that momentum around corners.

Question: is it true that a tire with less tread depth will have lower rolling resistance [less tread squirm] than a new tire? Or is this urban legend?

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Old 04-11-2009, 04:45 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Generally, less tread = less r.r.

I have 155s on the back of my Topaz but haven't driven on them yet. Will be interesting to see if anything turns up on the gaslogs.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:24 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Well, I got the drive shaft all taken care of last night. It was an all night project (never replaced one before), but it went easier than I had expected.
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Generally, less tread = less r.r.

Find a local dirt track racer with a tire groover and you might be able to get him to add some grooves for you for the paltry sum of a case of beer!!!
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Haha, I think the existing tread pattern will do just fine.
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I got the radiator fan to kick in on Friday afternoon. It was around 70F out and the fan kicked in just before I was about to get off the highway (after about 20 minutes of highway driving). The temps immediately dropped since there are holes in the plastic pan between the bumper cover and radiator support/frame member. I'm not sure where I'll take it from here. But, for now the block stays on.
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Find a local dirt track racer with a tire groover and you might be able to get him to add some grooves for you for the paltry sum of a case of beer!!!
I have a friend with a tire grinding machine and was actually considering adding some grooves to make my own "low rolling resistance" tires.
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:06 PM   #109 (permalink)
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Great thread I looked briefly at Paseos to replace my car as their potential for fuel economy was so high, but there aren't many about where I live and I'm not sure how good the spares situation is for them in the UK any more, given that they never sold the Tercel over here and I'm not sure how many components are shared with other Toyotas.

What are your next plans for the car?
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The Paseo does share a bunch of parts with the Starlet, so there should be parts avaliable there.

Next plans are still to fix the exhaust mainly. Its still not aligned perfectly and clanks over bumps. I also have a mpguino to go into it, and Darin has bene bugging me to rip the mirrors off it.

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