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 Post subject: 3 SPEED AUTOMATIC
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:12 pm 
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over revs on freeway :cry: if I put a 14" taller tire will it get horrible gas mileage? :?


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 Post subject: Re: 3 SPEED AUTOMATIC
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:04 pm 
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you will get BETTER mpg, and lower rpm at any speed. and slower acceleration but do NOT stomp on it or you will loose mpg. speedo-odometer will be low.
i have 185/70-14 tires and they rub the plastic inner fender on bumpy turns.
next time i will look for 165/75-14 or 175/70-14
the smaller width will save gas.

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 Post subject: Re: 3 SPEED AUTOMATIC
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:22 pm 
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swift fan wrote:
over revs on freeway :cry: if I put a 14" taller tire will it get horrible gas mileage? :?

You've got two routes you can take:
Either you fill in your profile (Cali :huh: ) and get a more personalized reply for your particular year make and model, or
:roll:
you get to use the search function. Either way, you will find lots of answers.
:mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: 3 SPEED AUTOMATIC
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:00 pm 
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xrw44 wrote:
you will get BETTER mpg, and lower rpm at any speed. and slower acceleration but do NOT stomp on it or you will loose mpg. speedo-odometer will be low.
i have 185/70-14 tires and they rub the plastic inner fender on bumpy turns.
next time i will look for 165/75-14 or 175/70-14
the smaller width will save gas.
THANK YOU FOR THE "165/75-14 or 175/70-14" INFO IT'S GREATLY APPRECIATED! YOUR THE BEST!. GOD BLESS YOU!="xrw44" :!: :drunk: :D :) 8)


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