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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Not sure what size snows you are running. Some forum members here report that taller tire sizes occasionally rub.

    There appears to be a trade-off between handling and fuel economy unless the tire & rims are chosen carefully. Top Fuel has a detailed thread on the topic.
    I checked out willtheyfit.com before buying the tires and they were a few percent taller. I'll be damned if the car doesn't look like it's sitting 6" higher with those tires and rims. I know it's not but it does look different.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 01-7700 View Post
    I checked out willtheyfit.com before buying the tires and they were a few percent taller. I'll be damned if the car doesn't look like it's sitting 6" higher with those tires and rims. I know it's not but it does look different.
    Pictures please! And tire details too.

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    Discount tire lists 185/55, 195/55, 195/50 as 15inch tires that will fit. I have 185/55 all seasons and just picked up some used wheels w/winters.
    They came with 195/55 but I failed to check the dates and turns out they are 12 yrs old! Got some cheap, but heavy duty GT Radial Champiro Icepro 195/55r15 to replace them.

    No rubbing, and no calculations yet, but its looking like a 4mpg hit. running at 38psi, a little loud, but sure-footed, planted stance no steering wander.

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    My bad. I forgot what I actually ended up buying. Not 15" rims, they are 14"s. I was looking for 15"s but I guess these came up on Craigslist back in August so I bought them.

    The tires are 185/65R14 which is 26mm taller than the stock tire.





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    I made a 50 mile round trip yesterday and the average MPG was 44 where it is usually 50 for that particular trip. It was also colder than it usually is - might also have an effect in addition to the tires. That's a huge difference !
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    Did you adjust your mileage formula for the new tires? It's not a huge deal...but it makes a difference.

    Because those tires are 26mm taller than the OEM tires, you are actually traveling about 4.4% further than your odometer indicates. So if you take a 300 trip (according to your odometer), you actually traveled 313 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01-7700 View Post
    I made a 50 mile round trip yesterday and the average MPG was 44 where it is usually 50 for that particular trip. It was also colder than it usually is - might also have an effect in addition to the tires. That's a huge difference !
    Yep - that's the reason why I'm interested in a warm-air intake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    Did you adjust your mileage formula for the new tires? It's not a huge deal...but it makes a difference.

    Because those tires are 26mm taller than the OEM tires, you are actually traveling about 4.4% further than your odometer indicates. So if you take a 300 trip (according to your odometer), you actually traveled 313 miles.
    I didn't but that's good info to apply to my mileage spreadsheet. I was going by the known distance and the mpg reading on the dash. So the car thinks it went 4.4% shorter distance - the correction would increase the actual mpg by 4.4% - is that how it would work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 01-7700 View Post
    So the car thinks it went 4.4% shorter distance - the correction would increase the actual mpg by 4.4% - is that how it would work?
    Yep.

    My tires are also taller than the stock ones...but mine are only off by 2.5%.

    And don't forget your speedometer now reads slightly low as well.

    Speedometer Calculator for Different Tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    Yep.

    My tires are also taller than the stock ones...but mine are only off by 2.5%.

    And don't forget your speedometer now reads slightly low as well.

    Speedometer Calculator for Different Tires
    I compared the gps to the speedo and it seemed close enough for gubmint.


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