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Old 12-10-2010, 03:40 PM   #16
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Modern winter tires do not cause much loss in mileage. The treads are inverse to the rolling surface. All terrain tires are not as efficient that's for sure, as tread protrudes above the average rolling surface.

My winters are a taller tire, and although they may require more time to speed up they do less revolutions at any given speed than my low profile summer wheels. Less RPM = less gas used (assume level ground).

Performance one step at a time.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:06 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by cirrusblau View Post
Cam... are you sure it's wheel bearings? Bearings tend to spend more freely when worn, but they'll have too much play and generate much more heat while in use which can lead to the bearing seizing.
The passenger one has play in it with the wheel on. With the wheel, rotor and caliper off spinning it freely it will do maybe one rotation and stop. The driver's side one won't do half a turn at all. Perhaps its because I melted the grease out at Mosport and repacked it myself? :-o
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