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2002 Eddie Bauer MPG

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chaos58503, December 8, 2004.

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    1. chaos58503

      chaos58503 New Member

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      They say an explorer my year gets 15mpg in city, I get maybe 12mpg. I did put some new yokohama geolander at's on, and went to a 255/70/r16 instead of standard 245/70/r16,s. Would that make that big of differance? or is it the fact that it is colder out then normal and I'm letting it run before I drive, or both?Please help figure this riddle out!!!
       
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    3. ExplorerSportNu

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      Welcome to the site, if you didn't have a/t tires before and just regular street tires I say you can chalk your loss of mileage up to the new tires ;)
       
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      but 3mpg's is alot for one size bigger tire
       
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      This is what they "say" did you ever see if this was actually what you were getting before you replaced the tires?
       
    6. chaos58503

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      it was at 14.5mpg before
       
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      If you didn't notice the drop until after you changed the tires than its gotta be the culprit, IMHO I don't think in your situation its anything mechanical thats causing the decrease. Did you have just a regural hwy/street tire before you went to the a/t???
       
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      During winter you also get worse gas milage because of the fuel. Also letting your car idle for a while does use gas. The tires do probably have the most effect though, but its probably a little bit of everything.
       
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      I'm running 265/70R16 on my 02 4x4 4-door and get 19-20 MPG on the highway
       

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