[200q20v] RE: MPG - lost w/larger tires

DAK dak at rochester.rr.com
Tue May 22 11:33:53 EDT 2001

True, but if the tires are also larger diameter, the speedo will read 
low and record less than actual mileage. (or at least less than 
before).  That alone would give different MPG figures.


Fundsalo Racing wrote:

> May have been due to aerodynamics. The larger frontal
> area of the two-sizes larger tires can make a real
> difference in MPG at speed.
> -glen
> --- Edward J Kellock <ekellock at juno.com> wrote:
>> With my previous 200q20v Avant, I noticed a
>> significant 
>> drop in mileage when I changed tires.  I went from
>> one size too small to one size too large.  I think
>> it was
>> due to tire weight more than anything else.  I was
>> surprised
>> by the amount of the change though. 
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