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njambi
    
Can wheels and tires affect gas mileage?
When braking, my gas mileage is lowered by 33% at highway speeds and by 5 % around town.
posted: October 30, 2012
 
    
 
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retiredpartsman
    
Tire pressure that is low and tire width cause more drag causing the engine to work harder,thus using more gas.the softer the rubber is in tires the more drag.if your engine is fuel injected when you take your foot off the pedal gas stops flowing.best way to get gas milage is to drive like you have a rotten egg between your foot and the pedal.
posted:  October 30, 2012
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shiku
    
Yes, they can. Rotational mass is about 10 times greater than dead weight. That means that every pound of dead weight is equal to ten pounds of rotating weight or close to it. It is not a super drastic change but it is visible. Do not expect a huge decrease overall, maybe a half to one mile per gallon depending on what you upgrade from and to. Visit http://4wheelonline.com/Cepek_Wheel.67287 to learn more about wheels.
posted:  October 31, 2012
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