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I ruined the fiat

Post by 1300ZUK on Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:34 pm

Bought tires, had tires installed, tried to cheap and put 195 50 16 on it instead of 195 45 16.

Fuel economy has been murdered and power is down. All this over a 10mm

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Re: I ruined the fiat

Post by Talon on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:14 pm

Fix
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Again
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Re: I ruined the fiat

Post by Tailhappy on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:58 pm

Are you allowing for the difference in tire circumference in your MPG calculations? 
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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Re: I ruined the fiat

Post by 1300ZUK on Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:22 pm

Yes haven't went through a whole tank but it's gone from like 34/35ish to 30

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Post by 1300ZUK on Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:24 pm

Yes haven't went through a whole tank but it's gone from like 34/35ish to 30

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Re: I ruined the fiat

Post by Tailhappy on Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:13 am

Probably the brand/type of tire vs the size. Like the Prius and BRZ I bet the 500 comes with low rolling resistance tires, but I'm too lazy to check.
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Re: I ruined the fiat

Post by JaysonAych on Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:00 am

Best I can tell, only the electric 500 uses the low rolling resistance tires.

But the tires can make a difference. When I swapped out the Dodge's original Goodyear Eagles for Potenzas, the car was a lot better to drive, but it cut fuel economy by 2 MPG.

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Re: I ruined the fiat

Post by ascona on Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:59 am

You don't buy a 500 for its fuel economy....
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Re: I ruined the fiat

Post by Swerve on Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:05 am

Makes no sense. Like when I switched from 18s to 17s with same overall diameter and the ride quality somehow deteriorated...

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Re: I ruined the fiat

Post by Tailhappy on Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:49 pm

When I lifted my Legacy and put on oversize all terrains my MPG and power (not that there was any to begin with) didn't even change, oddly enough.

Did they come with any kind of test drive offer? Like, 30 days and if you're not happy you can get a different tire?
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Re: I ruined the fiat

Post by ryguy79 on Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:52 am

ascona wrote:You don't buy a 500 for its fuel economy....

You buy it for looks, right?
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Re: I ruined the fiat

Post by Honor on Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:58 pm

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