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Old April 5th, 2012, 16:37   #16
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Old April 5th, 2012, 16:41   #17
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Originally Posted by silverbox View Post
dieselpower, what tires are you running? LRR?
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Old April 5th, 2012, 19:56   #18
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Originally Posted by s.pavel6 View Post
I've got a dilemma.. I have 3 sets of wheels and tires, and really can't choose what to run for the summer..


I would love to run the 17" wheel, for look and handling, but how much extra fuel will they cost me, with an extra 7.5lbs per wheel?
I know this is not part of your question, but you should also consider that the heavier wheel will be more likely to bounce and hop when driven over rought or uneven roads or even hitting a pothole. During these conditions, you can forget about steering or braking or fuel mileage. It can also put a lot of stress on your transmission.

That might be even more important any theoetical fuel savings that a lighter wheel choice would give you.
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