<VV> OT: low-resistance tires?

Mark Durham 62vair at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 11:16:43 EDT 2010

Jeff, if you read the ad's, yes. The tires sidewalls and footprint are
stiffer so the tire is more like a solid wheel, hence, a 1-3% increase in
gas mileage is possible, if you can stand the harder ride.

You would have to calculate out if the extra $100 bucks comes out in your
favor, financially, and it is even more important to keep the tire pressure
to spec, or you loose the value you bought.
Mark Durham

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 7:33 AM, Jeff Wilson <jwilson at unctv.org> wrote:

> Okay, it's time for some new shoes for the daily driver
> (modern non-vair).
> The local tire store is hyping their fancy goodyear low-
> rolling-resistance tires that increase your gas mileage.
> Truth or fiction?
> The price difference is about $100 per set of four.
> Keep in mind I'm a 'hyper-miler' and would enjoy/appreciate
> even just a few extra MPG's. Do these REALLY make any
> measurable difference?
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