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Old 01-26-2011, 11:48 AM
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Default trying to get more MPG OUT OF 4 CYL 2010

i KNOW i know it is 4 cyl MPG IS GOD AS IT IS. WILL 16 OR 17 INCH aftermarket WHEELS with low profiles tires improve MPG? I DO LOTS OF FREEWAY DRIVING BETWEEN SAN DIEGO AND IMPERIAL VALLEY...
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: trying to get more MPG OUT OF 4 CYL 2010

if the wheels are lighter than OEM that will help, and just make sure the tires are properly inflated. Not sure how the lower profile would help, I would say as long as overall it weighs less that will get your best extra. But it would take awhile for your savings on gas to match the new wheels and tires.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: trying to get more MPG OUT OF 4 CYL 2010

Could go with alloy (lighter) wheels if you have the steel ones. Also, I run 215 or 205-75-15s. Slightly larger diameter, great for highway miles, slightly narrower width so provides less wind resistance, lower probability for hydroplaning, cuts into and thru snow easier. My experience, anyway.
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