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4842Re: [solectria_ev] Roll Resistance Tires

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  • Buckshot
    Jan 6, 2009
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      Does anyone have a copy of the pdf on the Greenseal tire rolling resistance?

      If so, would you please share?

      The link below does not have it any more.


      Don Buckshot
      '96 Force

      Noel P. Luneau wrote:

      > Hi Eric,
      > This is my tire selection post on the Sumitomo HTR 200, in 2005.
      > For anybody interested in better gas mileage (Not that my Metro uses
      > gas), Low Rolling resistance tires can increase gas mileage up to 5 mpg.
      > There is a good article from GreenSeal here:
      > http://www.greenseal.org/recommendations/CGR_tire_rollingresistance.pdf
      > <http://www.greenseal.org/recommendations/CGR_tire_rollingresistance.pdf>
      > I just put on inexpensive Sumitomo HTR 200 tires in 175/70HR-13's. Big
      > improvement in handling, especially in turns, over my previous M+S
      > tires. They are also quite reasonably priced and score well in
      > TireRack.com reader surveys:
      > http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Sumitomo&tireModel=HTR+
      > <http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Sumitomo&tireModel=HTR+>
      > 200
      > I also put on some aluminum fully enclosed hub caps on to reduce drag.
      > Noel L
      > From: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:solectria_ev%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:solectria_ev%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of ehsif727
      > Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 3:08 PM
      > To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com <mailto:solectria_ev%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: [solectria_ev] Roll Resistance Tires
      > I will be needing to get new tires for my Force Selectria in the next
      > two weeks. I bought some Doral tires at Goodyear last week to replace
      > the original Goodyear tires that were on the car. The original
      > Goodyear tire was not available so I put on the only tire they had in
      > stock the Doral. Normally it takes about 76 amp hour to get home on
      > the old goodyear tires but with the Doral tires it took 82 amp hours
      > to get home. I tryed it again and the next time it took 83 amp hours so I
      > changed them out with my gas power Geo metro. This set of tires are
      > worn out so I will have to replace them very soon. The trip home with
      > the worn out tires was 77 amp hours.
      > I am looking now to buy some tires that are low roll resistance tires
      > but can not find any reliable information. If any body know what tires
      > I should get please let me know. I am currently looking at buying a
      > Toyo Tourevo or a Kumho Spectrom.
      > Eric Fisher
      > www.SiliconeBatteriesUSA.com
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