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Old 03-04-2018, 02:30 PM   #31 (permalink)
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You can't stop liking stuff like this?

OTOH I like the helmet as much as the car.

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16 minutes in: Suspension arms that weigh as much as a potato chip. It's so cheap to go to the moon, let's send two! I'll go watch the rest...

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Old 03-04-2018, 11:02 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I had a flat on my Fit once. Rear tire. The only way I knew was that it felt a little sloppy back there in turns. The stance of the car was completely normal.
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:48 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Update: cuts like a knife

I took the winter wheels/tires off this weekend.

Discovered some bad news:

Apparently frozen coroplast is extremely well-suited for cutting rubber. The tire in question is badly sliced & gouged underneath the rim of the, ahem, pizza-cutter, where it made contact with the barely noticeable flat-tire-bulge as it rotated & compressed over several hundred (?) km.

The cuts are deep enough that a normal person would probably throw this tire away. Me being me, I'll probably just demote it for use at the rear only.

Double-whammy! Not only did I waste fuel, my fuel-saving mod wasted the tire.
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Old 03-27-2018, 05:28 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:57 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
I took the winter wheels/tires off this weekend.

Discovered some bad news:

Double-whammy! Not only did I waste fuel, my fuel-saving mod wasted the tire.
Don't think of it as a (double) failure, think of it as a valuable lesson:


Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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