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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
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    Got a small nail in one of the snow tires. Crap!

    Is this what they mean by studded tires?

    Too gd cold to repair it in the garage, so next best work location: the laundry sink in the house. :-D
    Just do what I did and just keep driving til the tire is destroyed. It's +2c here right now


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    You also have some whitish sediment built up in the tread of those tires. Easy to get sediment build up when you run those monster tires. My stock tires look like pizza cutters compared to those. But maybe it's just camera perspective...

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    Ha! Yes, lots of whitish sediment around these days. Actually having an above average year for it... it's fun to play in!

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    Fyi... must be camera. Snows are stock Mirage size 165w. Pirelli "Snowcontrol Winter 190". Came with the car.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 manual: 64.5 mpg (US) ... 27.4 km/L ... 3.6 L/100 km ... 77.4 mpg (Imp)


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    Replaced the original battery today. I figure at 6 years + it doesn't owe me anything,it pays to check the electrolyte once in a while.
    $135 + tx for a Crappy Tire motomaster battery with a 3 yr warranty, they don't give them away any more....

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawboss View Post
    ... they don't give them away any more....
    Damn skippy.

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    I replaced the OEM 165 no-season Falkens tires with 175 wide winters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88coltturbo View Post
    I replaced the OEM 165 no-season Falkens tires with 175 wide winters.

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    Looks tough
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    MPG dropped with Barum Tires

    So I'm just writing a quick follow up to my post a couple of weeks ago. I had mentioned how I bought the 175/65 R14 Barums and I was initially impressed with them. After 2 weeks, my opinion has changed on them.

    Some of the things I mentioned are still good. The grip is solid, the tread is really deep, and the ride is more comfortable. However, the tire noise is slightly worse than when they were new. But crucially, my MPG absolutely plummeted. On my old 175/65 Kinergy ST, my MPG was 27 city/ 44 hwy. With the Barums, it dropped to 24 city/34 hwy. I was expecting a slight drop in MPG since they are brand new, but I wasn't expecting a 10 mpg drop.

    I've been trying to figure out what might have caused it before I throw the blame entirely on the tires. I did change the battery pretty much the same day that I changed my tires (Interstate Size 35 from Costco). Maybe that reset the ECU? Otherwise, though everything else is the same. I'm 4000 miles away from it's next oil/air filter change, I still use the same Costco/Arco Top Tier Gas, and my driving style is about the same.

    Anyone have any suggestions? I would like to switch to maybe a smaller 165 Nexen or Kumho. But I don't think I can go back to America's Tires and ask for an exchange, especially since I've already driven them for about 700 miles. But I don't know much about tires, so I'm not sure if reselling/exchanging tires is a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalo64 View Post
    So I'm just writing a quick follow up to my post a couple of weeks ago. I had mentioned how I bought the 175/65 R14 Barums and I was initially impressed with them. After 2 weeks, my opinion has changed on them.

    Some of the things I mentioned are still good. The grip is solid, the tread is really deep, and the ride is more comfortable. However, the tire noise is slightly worse than when they were new. But crucially, my MPG absolutely plummeted. On my old 175/65 Kinergy ST, my MPG was 27 city/ 44 hwy. With the Barums, it dropped to 24 city/34 hwy. I was expecting a slight drop in MPG since they are brand new, but I wasn't expecting a 10 mpg drop.

    I've been trying to figure out what might have caused it before I throw the blame entirely on the tires. I did change the battery pretty much the same day that I changed my tires (Interstate Size 35 from Costco). Maybe that reset the ECU? Otherwise, though everything else is the same. I'm 4000 miles away from it's next oil/air filter change, I still use the same Costco/Arco Top Tier Gas, and my driving style is about the same.

    Anyone have any suggestions? I would like to switch to maybe a smaller 165 Nexen or Kumho. But I don't think I can go back to America's Tires and ask for an exchange, especially since I've already driven them for about 700 miles. But I don't know much about tires, so I'm not sure if reselling/exchanging tires is a thing.
    I had the Barums on my 2014 Mirage and they are on my wife's G4. My mpg went down to about 35mpg combined, so not bad but not great either. A lot of it is how you drive too though. The sweet spot for the Mirage IMO, is under 2500 rpms and 55 mph.

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    You're not the first one to complain about poor mileage with new tires. I find that idle time, how I drive, traffic, wind, and.... the weather seem to play far greater roles than what tires I use. I'm gonna say the weather is the biggest factor for me. I can get as low as 27mpg to a tank sometimes.


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