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Old 12-08-2020, 03:43 PM   #31 (permalink)
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California is stupid. Mandating which tires people can put on their car isn't going to do anything towards fixing them owning the top 7 or so spots for most air polluted cities in the US.
I guess they just want to look like they are doing something.

They really think forcing people to buy a certain tire will "significantly reduce fuel consumption" wow they are really on something. We already know going from an economy class tire to the best or one of the best fuel economy tires only nets about a 5% gain. On a pickup or SUV going from the worst mud tires to a highway tire nets less than 10%.
As we have established people who wear out set after set of mud tires or aggressive all terrain tires with 99.99% highway miles don't care about fuel economy at all.

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Old 12-08-2020, 05:29 PM   #32 (permalink)
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California is stupid. Mandating which tires people can put on their car isn't going to do anything towards fixing them owning the top 7 or so spots for most air polluted cities in the US.
I guess they just want to look like they are all.
OEM Only is about as bad as Europe with all their extreme “only 4 “ requirements and checks

Getting places to just mount a blasted tire in place of a failed one is hard enough out here in the sticks with all the self imposed made up rules.

Walmart didn’t want to replace one of my tires with a hole in it because my spare was a different brand. They ended up putting the tire in the wrong position leaving the tire with the hole in it on the car and I had to refuse to take it and they didn’t want to mount a tread in place of the failed tire was like fighting a crew of mental midgets.
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Old 12-15-2020, 03:04 PM   #33 (permalink)
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California is stupid. Mandating which tires people can put on their car isn't going to do anything towards fixing them owning the top 7 or so spots for most air polluted cities in the US.
I guess they just want to look like they are doing something.

They really think forcing people to buy a certain tire will "significantly reduce fuel consumption" wow they are really on something. We already know going from an economy class tire to the best or one of the best fuel economy tires only nets about a 5% gain. On a pickup or SUV going from the worst mud tires to a highway tire nets less than 10%.
As we have established people who wear out set after set of mud tires or aggressive all terrain tires with 99.99% highway miles don't care about fuel economy at all.
Yep, most of the miles on my Jeep's mud tires have been on pavement. That's because it takes a ratio of 10 miles of pavement to 1 mile of mud to reach the hunting spots.

On the pavement, the mud grips are a waste of energy. Off the pavement, anything less would be a waste of time.
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Another 6 months go by and still no Fuel Economy Regulation on tires:

https://www.transportation.gov/sites...t02072020r.pdf


Further, the California Energy Commission was supposed to start hearings on tire efficiency. I signed up for email updates, but have not yet received any.

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