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    #11
    Uhmmm.... 18 km/l, running at 70 mph?!? They exceeded the official EPA rating of 38 mpg by 4 mpg running at 70 mph?!?

    Kinda tells you something about how reliable the EPA ratings are, eh... ...most cars will get lower than the official EPA rating if you drive them that fast...

    Finally have some ammo against the Fit doubters on the US boards...

    Hmmm... they average 14 km/l city/highway, and do 15.5 (approx) with a light foot? How heavy are their feet?
    Last edited by niky; October 20th, 2006 at 05:49 PM.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    #12
    IMHO, it's quite useless to over inflate a tire just to save on a little amount of fuel. In our present road conditions, the stress of over inflated tires on a car's suspension especially on uneven road surfaces will shorten its lifespan. Matagtag ang ride pag over inflated. Your bushings and joints will get damaged prematurely.

    Just my .02

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    #13
    Problems with over-inflation

    - Higher possibility of tire blowout
    - Quicker wear on the middle part of the tire
    - Jarring ride
    - Premature wear of suspension, since it will have to do most of the bump absorption. It can no longer count on the tires to help on cushioning.

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    #14
    Quote Originally Posted by wac3
    IMHO, it's quite useless to over inflate a tire just to save on a little amount of fuel. In our present road conditions, the stress of over inflated tires on a car's suspension especially on uneven road surfaces will shorten its lifespan. Matagtag ang ride pag over inflated. Your bushings and joints will get damaged prematurely.

    Just my .02
    Quote Originally Posted by squala
    Problems with over-inflation

    - Higher possibility of tire blowout
    - Quicker wear on the middle part of the tire
    - Jarring ride
    - Premature wear of suspension, since it will have to do most of the bump absorption. It can no longer count on the tires to help on cushioning.
    In short, kung ano man ang matitipid mo sa fuel pag nag-overinflate ka ng mga gulong, mababawi rin dahil sa premature tire wear at suspension breakdown. Madadagdagan rin pati yung risk ng aksidente.

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    #15
    the whole idea is simply wrong. over or under inflation, the end doesn't justify the means

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    #16
    i 2nd the motion. :D

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    #17
    ive actually tried dt a long time ago, long b4 iv read dt article w/c is just 3 min ago. ive figured if dragging a low inflated tire eats up fuel economy der must be an opposite result if its conditioned otherwise

    i used 2 drive a sedan then so i ovrinflated it 7-10psi from d normal. results: d car kinda slides wen u step on d breaks & it skids lyk a bit off d track, u loose traction, plus u can feel dose ****in pebles from ur seat& steerwhl, not only dt.. once u treaded on sumthin spiky itz gonna be 'hello vulcanizing boy' day.

    i dont recommend overinflatin ur tires, unless u have d finest roads like abroad or ur car got dt power/hold switch thing for snow to give more traction.. i even think itz dangerous..

    there are a lot of ways to economize fuel, no.1 is your car handling.. i'll give u 1 tip, sometimes wen im stuck in traffic i see cars in front of me with their breaklights glaring up until d light turns green. those are d people who knows how 2 economize, coz if its not, their actually doin either of 2 things, either d gear is sitting on Park or Neutral w/c is a wrong thing 2 do, what u do is u step on d breaks u dnt hv 2 touch d shiftknob let it remain in D, coz if u do it in other ways d idling goes up & eats up ur gas while in traffic. try check ur rpm wen u do ds & ull see wut i mean

    so... next time ur stuk n traffic notice d cars in front of u & i tell u - u can easily spot d smart drivers out of d stupid ones

    i got more fuel economy tips, but u see im just new here, i just posted so i cud see if my profile pic will pop up.

    nyways.. nice contributin 2 u guys

    .. see yah 'round dudes!

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    #18
    wooo.. it workd :chopper:



    Raise the f--kin' flag.. the flag of mutiny!

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    #19
    what's the normal tire pressure for sedans like the lancer MX? I think my brother is having gas economy problems. hehe. I'd let him know about this D in idle thing...not sure if its logical tho...having the car in D while in traffic may also provide stress on your engine at long periods. so when do you put your car on N?

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    #20
    What's considered over inflating? For instance would inflating 14 inch tires on a compact sedan at 32 psi be considered over inflating?

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