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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to squeeze MPG's out of this little bugger on my daily 130 mile round trip commute (90% highway).

Tires pumped to 42psi cold.

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Welcome to YC... and if running stock tires, consult that little white TP lable in the driver's door for the recommended cold TP recommendation. Pumping them up your style will make it handle like a pig and less traction. The amount of fuel that MAY be saved, you'll spend way more replacing tires.
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Welcome to YC... and if running stock tires, consult that little white TP lable in the driver's door for the recommended cold TP recommendation. Pumping them up your style will make it handle like a pig and less traction. The amount of fuel that MAY be saved, you'll spend way more replacing tires.
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In my experience hyper-miling and over inflating tires on my good old Forester (200k + miles)...tires actually last LONGER when "over inflated".
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Welcome to YC! Wow! Thats a lot of psi to be on stock touring tires. I would recommend dropping your tire pressure a few lbs on each. You may get great MPG, but your killing the tread on them, plus high risk of a blow out/tire separation.

I have the stock hubbys as of now and mine are set to 34 all around. AVG MPG according to the gauge, 28. Little HWY, mostly city, but I shift at 2300 rpms, lol.
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