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Old 11-19-2007, 09:00 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone. The car is now inspected, tagged and titled. It's sitting on 155/80/15 Kumho tires on stock rims. Started on some slightly overdue PMS last night and pumped the tires up to max rated (42psi). Lean burn seems to be working as I when I push on the gas, I can feel a slight pause before the power comes on. I will start to track FE once I start to drive the car regularly.

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How do you have that size tire on a VX rim thats only 13 inches? or do you mean 155/80/13?
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:37 AM   #12
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Yes 155/80/13. Tires are fine for now, but will definitely look to go w/ stock size once they need replacing.

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I'm about to get some from Walmart. If I remember right, they were 30 bucks a piece for the 175/70/13.
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I believe the stock size is 165/70/13, $30/per sounds appealing tho.

By the way, I just found some posts from my car's previous owner, NickF829. Looks like he was unable to get close to the FE, other VXers have reported. I hope to improve on his results...

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Old 11-19-2007, 11:14 AM   #15
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You and me both. If i can crack 50, that would be great.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:35 PM   #16
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I hav broke 50 but thats if I drive under 70...I drive around 75 on the interstate most of the time and get between 44-47 mpg.
Welcome to the site! Wondering how much you paid for your VX?
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:42 PM   #17
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I hav broke 50 but thats if I drive under 70...I drive around 75 on the interstate most of the time and get between 44-47 mpg.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:34 PM   #18
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Congrats on your VX vxhatch and thanks for car info.
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:00 AM   #19
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The slower you go the better your mileage. If I go around 75mpg, I get about 47mpg. I get mid 50's if I stay at 60mph and draft trucks. And this is on a California VX with no lean burn mode.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:05 AM   #20
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Hey garyhgaryh, I have a red Cal Fed VX too. TomO has explained a way to convert ours to achieve Lean Burn. Do you plan on making this change as well? What all have you done to yours to get mid 50's?
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