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Old 12-12-2012, 10:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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words of wisdom.
I find that the easiest mpg improvement came when I was driving at cruising speed (50-60pmh)for the majority of my drive.
THe aerodynamic improvements kick in and the larger tires lower the final rpm. Also the engine has warmed up.

If you have short commute or hilly terrian, then it becomes more dependent on driving skills. TIming the lights, coastto stops etc.
just my humble opinion.

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yes, You can adjust your scangauge for over/undersize tires.
I set my scangaugeII using my Garmin Nuvi GPS. I'm 9% off in my Kia.
wow I didn't expect you could do that, that settles it for me. I'm getting one of these!
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Not getting up to operating temp is a big red flag for fuel economy. The engine is running rich, and the transmission is probably holding lower gears to get the engine up to temp. If you have somewhere to plug in your block heater, I'd definitely put that at the top of the list (along with a gauge). You shouldn't need more than about 2 hours of pre-heat time.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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perry, if using a gps, the switch to meters and set on meters, you can change back to miles. Meters give you a more accurate reading

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