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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:16:51 AM

Its very common for the tires manufacturers put on at the factory to be designed for good mpg to help the EPA ratings.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 6:10:15 AM

I do'nt pay attention to that.
giwan
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 10:30:02 AM

Do people really pay THAT close attention to notice such changes? The OEMs typically look for a tired that adds MPG, lessens noise. Handling is last on the list unless it is a sporty vehicle
jes
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 8:21:22 AM

It did with the first set I replaced.
stoihor
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:21:59 PM

A little.
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:23:11 PM

No
WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 7:06:41 AM

No
GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 2:20:46 PM

I was careful to replace LRR with LRR.
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 2:10:25 PM

There was no impact on the mileage, but the handling improved and the tires were quieter
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:49:19 PM

Fuel economy stayed the same and handling improved.
PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:10:14 PM

Replaced tires 3 times so far. No change in MPG. Exact tire (same size, same supplier, newer date code)
PassmyGas
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:28:30 AM

not sure about that
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