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Old 07-14-2007, 06:28 PM   #11
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Think the tires can handle that?
Look up krousdb's posts. He ran both a Del Sol, & VX with very high tire pressures. I'm running 50 in my VX with no problems so far.
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Well, 50 psi it is then. I'll pump them up tomorrow...
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:04 PM   #13
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I've been runnin 50psi/45psi f/r in my Kumho 795 A/S tires 175/70/13's on my CX for 38,000 miles with no problems, and they handle sooo much better then when I tried 32 and 35psi. With 0 toein on my alignment they seem to be lastin forever. The ride is alittle harsher but not much with the 50psi. The steering is alot easier almost like havin PS.
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:24 PM   #14
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I used to own a 1991 Cavalier with a few modifications done to it (no aero mods). If I drove the speed limit (65 - 70 mph) then the car would get 35-38 mpg consistently. However I was in a hurry one time so I drove at 80 mph and got 45 mpg!! I repeated driving at 80 mph on different roads to see if it was a fluke, but I still got 45 mpg!

I guess in some cars, the advantage of the higher revs equal to better gas mileage because the engine is not struggling as much.
Did you do loops to make sure nothing was throwing the test off?
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:40 PM   #16
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For what it's worth, 70mph was the only speed my old conversion van would average 16mpg or above, despite its bricklike "aerodynamics", if they can really be called such...

My best tank in my Focus also came at 70mph. It's nearly identical to my normal cruising speed of 63mph, but since I'm getting somewhere faster, 70mph wins. 55 doesn't do much for my car, it's an MPG or two below 70 or 63.
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