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Old 12-04-2022, 02:02 AM   #2481 (permalink)
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I have investigated tires for delivery vans, as they seem to be the only ones with sidewall height 80, and not 65-40 of passenger tires.

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Old 12-05-2022, 09:37 PM   #2482 (permalink)
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I have investigated tires for delivery vans, as they seem to be the only ones with sidewall height 80, and not 65-40 of passenger tires.
lt tires have more reinforced sidewall with more plies and/or usually use bias structure. probably offsets the weight savings you would get from going to a passenger tire.
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Old 12-21-2022, 02:10 PM   #2484 (permalink)
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You know you drive a gen-1 Prius when you are happy to be the first in line at a stoplight, so you can punch the accelerator off the line, simultaneously surprising the driver next to you (and the one behind you) with instant torque, AND building up a cold reserve in the A/C evaporator, so you can have a nice EV mode glide.
Also, you turn off the A/C at stops so the engine doesn't have to run for the sole purpose of replenishing the cold reserve in the evaporator.
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When you spend $100 on an aerodynamic improvement that will yield only $90 worth of gas savings in 10 years of driving.

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When you wonder what kind of MPG you would get if you installed 4 emergency spare tires.
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