114 days; Part II

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KuroNekko
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It appears to have been locked by accident by another mod. I unlocked it.
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS 6MT (Black)
WESHOOT2
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General Altimax Arctic

Had a set (kid's Civic is running a studded set). Decent, but wore fast. Not as good as modern-design studless choices, IME.
But an excellent value choice....


Car sucking fuel on these frigid slippery days.




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WESHOOT2 wrote:
General Altimax Arctic

Had a set (kid's Civic is running a studded set). Decent, but wore fast. Not as good as modern-design studless choices, IME.
But an excellent value choice....


Car sucking fuel on these frigid slippery days.




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Interesting feedback. When I checked every tire back 5 years ago in this size, these were the tire. Of course, the design was definitely of European origin, so I don't doubt that other manufacturers have done the same now.

I'll have to check our mileage and see if it's any different in the winter. I don't think I ever noticed a difference before.
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Due to the recent "cold snap" I've decided to ignore current gas mileage reports. Lots of idling time.

The Michelins are superb, except in slush. Of course, nothing is good in slush except a really long wheelbase.
I can carry stupid speeds in curves, and during this extreme cold they seem to be running on dry pavement.
I can still easily over-drive them, so must practice caution whilst romping.
Will have them rotated/balanced this week (now that it's warm enough to pressure-wash the snow and dirt off the wheels).

Oil change tomorrow.



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WESHOOT2
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1/9/18 oil change 127,804 miles

1/10/18 tires balanced / rotated 128,000 miles
Quick while it's still warm enough......




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So the tires went on really round, but the TPMS light came on.
Fortunately, I had a handy business card to obscure the blinky light.
Then, today, it extinguished itself when I drove out for lunch. Yay.
43 PSI front, 41 rear.......

Man these Michelins stick.


Last tank Gulf premium 22.8MPG







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WESHOOT2
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Found a paved road yesterday 22 miles of bobsled run. Whew.


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WESHOOT2
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Hovering in the 24MPG range.
Michelins sticking like glue.

What a satisfying ride......




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Tom Kizzie
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got my car on monday en drove 200km flatroad highway @ 8.9 l/100km = 32mpg
1 Imperial Gallon (UK) = 4.54609188 litres
1 mile = 1.609344 kilometres

ps: its on 225/50 or 55/17 wintertyres from yokohama that are same height as original 235/45/18
kizashi 6mt black
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Tom Kizzie wrote:got my car on monday en drove 200km flatroad highway @ 8.9 l/100km = 32mpg

Before we get all excited for you, that's 26.4 Miles/US gallon. Quite a small sample size though, you'll get better numbers after a couple of complete tanks.
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