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Old 07-24-2009, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1NZ-FE (Year 1) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
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Last 3: 34.02 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 2) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 33.32 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 3) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 35.32 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 4) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 34 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 5) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 26.87 mpg (US)

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LRR Viva 2 tire results

Tires Before: (All tires are 185/65/14, even the new ones)
FRONT:
Goodyear integrity (25-35psi) no tread, leak (44max psi)
Goodyear integrity (20-35psi) no tread, rapid leak (44max psi)
REAR:
Radial classic (35psi) no tread
Radial LTE Futura 2000 (35psi) no tread (44max psi)

Tires NOW:
FRONT:
Goodyear Viva 2 (44psi) ~LRR
Goodyear Viva 2 (44psi) ~LRR
REAR:
*Rear is same as before*

***And now these are my last 3 results (I'm only showing the last 3 because they are with the same weather, And I removed the one that was all highway)

Before:
30.36
30.53
30.83

After Replacing the front 2 tires:
31.34

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Old 07-24-2009, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I demand ABA!
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1NZ-FE (Year 1) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
Team Toyota
Last 3: 34.02 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 2) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 33.32 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 3) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 35.32 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 4) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 34 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 5) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 26.87 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Years 6,7,8) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 29.83 mpg (US)
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I demand ABA!
I don't have the old tires anymore, And I defiantly could not un-mount, mount, un-mount, and remount them over and over anyways.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think he's pulling your rubber leg.

Or perhaps it's a typo. SVOboy demands ABBA?

LRR is the bomb! I bought my new "HRR" before I knew LRR were readily available.
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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1NZ-FE (Year 1) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
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Last 3: 34.02 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 2) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 33.32 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 3) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 35.32 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 4) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 34 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 5) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 26.87 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Years 6,7,8) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
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So if I were to just guess (not that I completely think this) they gave me +1mpg, if I changed the 2 back tires to the same tires would I get another 1mpg or would it be less since they are back tires and not doing much?
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wild speculation:

The back tires are doing much. They support roughly half of the weight, and there is plenty of rolling resistance generated back there. +1 mpg, perhaps not, but gains? Probably.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I agree on the Viva 2's...replaced rears on my Lumina (Deltas w/no tread to Viva 2's) and saw 1.5 MPG.

Give 'em about 1200 miles to 'break in,' and they'll feel less squishy as the releasing compound works out of them.
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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1NZ-FE (Year 1) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
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Last 3: 34.02 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 2) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 33.32 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 3) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 35.32 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 4) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 34 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 5) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 26.87 mpg (US)

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I agree on the Viva 2's...replaced rears on my Lumina (Deltas w/no tread to Viva 2's) and saw 1.5 MPG.

Give 'em about 1200 miles to 'break in,' and they'll feel less squishy as the releasing compound works out of them.
Oh really?! cool, they seem a little "squishy" during braking but I didn't know what that was.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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During braking and heavy cornering, I bet - you'll feel more than normal body roll and "sloshing" - as if you are driving on a waterbed.

You can accelerate the "break-in" by wetting them down, giving them a light scrub, and rinsing again, but may as well save the water and just drive 'em.
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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1NZ-FE (Year 1) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
Team Toyota
Last 3: 34.02 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 2) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 33.32 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 3) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 35.32 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 4) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 34 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Year 5) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 26.87 mpg (US)

1NZ-FE (Years 6,7,8) - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
90 day: 29.83 mpg (US)
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During braking and heavy cornering, I bet - you'll feel more than normal body roll and "sloshing" - as if you are driving on a waterbed.

You can accelerate the "break-in" by wetting them down, giving them a light scrub, and rinsing again, but may as well save the water and just drive 'em.
So why exactly do they do the "squishy" thing? its a chemical in the tire? Explain please

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