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Old 10-16-2006, 04:15 PM   #11
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Keep it the same on the springs so the alignment is the same and you should end up with a slightly higher gearing - don't forget to recalibrate for the odometer error caused by the larger tire circumference.

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Old 10-16-2006, 07:07 PM   #12
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Skirts - Yep, they stick out in the rear enough skirts are out of the question.

It feels like I got a higher gearing just from listening to the engine. I use a GPS and it reads pretty much the same as before. Low speed is right on and around 60mph on the speedometer it is actually 63-64mph. If I put lowering springs on I know they would rub under load since they fill out the wheel wells. Honestly, the handling difference makes up the MPG difference if it is only around 1 MPG. I can live with that. If they drop me to a consistant 35 MPG than they come off! BTW, I'm running 50psi all around.

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Old 10-19-2006, 05:58 PM   #13
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My experience with 13 years of Metro ownership (owning one since new and we just sold it) was dorking at all with tire size and quality had a negative effect on FE and performance of the car (acelleration).

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