does wheel size offect fuel consumption

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does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby philip121 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:18 pm

just interested in what others have found
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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby nzlux » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:29 pm

When I had my Pajero I had two sets of tyres, both 31 x 10.5 but one set were ATs on alloy rims the others were MT on steel rims.

There was a huge difference in fuel economy with the alloys getting close to twice the mileage of the MT, some of that would have also been where I was driving (long road trips on alloys vs off road on the steels).

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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby curly12 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:39 pm

philip121 wrote:I have 10by31 tyes on my TD2.7 these would be near standard or close to would they not
i understand that if i had real big mud tures on it would i think offect and cauldhigh fuel use
just interested in what others have found

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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby 4by4 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:49 pm

curly12 wrote:
philip121 wrote:I have 10by31 tyes on my TD2.7 these would be near standard or close to would they not
i understand that if i had real big mud tures on it would i think offect and cauldhigh fuel use
just interested in what others have found

Pardon??


by my calculations, he has 310 tie's on his (why the fawk cant any of these terrano owners buy a proper 4x4) "truck"
After that he has a speech impediment (sp?) and I found redtube

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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby philip121 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:20 pm

no just typing to fast
on a trip i get 10.38.000 to 100km
yes my 31s are on allllloys
you sa get a real 4x4
if you ever get stuck
you wont let a terrno pull you out
thats not how the real world lives PAL
stay bogged
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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby kiwinoz » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:25 pm

whats redtube

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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby juz » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:41 pm

kiwinoz wrote:whats redtube

Its a site with heaps of real cool 4x4 videos, you can watch them safe as at work. try it!! :D
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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby Ralfie » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:47 pm

philip121 wrote:I have 10by31 tyes on my TD2.7 these would be near standard or close to would they not
i understand that if i had real big mud tures on it would i think offect and cauldhigh fuel use
just interested in what others have found


It would help if you had written this in proper English or at least did a spell check before hitting submit, you then might get some reasonable replies.
Instead we take a stab in the dark and second guess what you are trying to say, so here goes ...............

Yes, your 31x10.5x15 tyres will increase fuel consumption, especially if they are mud tyres. The over diameter will have increased slight but also width. This creates extra drag and contact requiring more effort to turn the wheels.
Also mud tyres due to the chunky tread pattern also use more fuel as they are not aerodynamic.

I would have thought 10 litres per 100kms is reasonable considering. At the end of the day you have a vehicle the shape of a brick, with larger tyres, your odometer will read short (marginally but enough) so you will use more fuel.
Just driving it off road in low range can increase fuel consumption.

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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby philip121 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:41 pm

I see ok then what are the standard tyres for this thing or better ones
i dont go offroad alot of unsealed roads would be the most yes there shape does pick UP and hold DUST apart from anything else
and the wind can crab you

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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby niblik » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:25 am

philip121 wrote:i dont go offroad alot of unsealed roads would be the most.
and the wind can crab you


Aerodynamics an issue? gravel roads at most? economy at the forefront of your issues?

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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby mudlva » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:16 am

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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby RimfireNZ » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:26 am

I've got a 96 KZN185 surf with a set of GT Radial mud tyres (http://www.gtradial.com.au/contentpage.aspx?pageID=57).

With my road tyres I'd get 600km out of a tank of diesel. With the mud tyres I get 550km. Nothing worth getting worked up over.

But for unsealed roads it's a waste of time. You'll just add driving noise and bigger tyre bills for no gain.
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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby CLUMZ1 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:24 am

Jeebus christ its like trying to read chinese.
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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby kiwipete » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:46 am

4by4 wrote:(why the fawk cant any of these terrano owners buy a proper 4x4) "truck"

That statement is uncalled for!
Ok people, move along. Nothing to see here. Thank you, move along.
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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby phraza » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:29 am

juz wrote:
kiwinoz wrote:whats redtube

Its a site with heaps of real cool 4x4 videos, you can watch them safe as at work. try it!! :D


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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby kbjj » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:39 pm

Nah... stick some 40's on it, you'll be right :mrgreen:
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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby Dirtydog » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:58 pm

kiwipete wrote:
4by4 wrote:(why the fawk cant any of these terrano owners buy a proper 4x4) "truck"

That statement is uncalled for!


calling this thing not a proper truck??

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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby philip121 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:07 pm

Very nice TRUCK 4X4 ITS A BEAST
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specs on yur truck 4x4

Postby philip121 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:15 pm

has your truck been lifted or has it just got bigger tyres and flared gards to fit them are the front and back diffs standard
is it outo or 5 speed nice lights

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Re: specs on yur truck 4x4

Postby kbjj » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:14 pm

philip121 wrote:has your truck been lifted or has it just got bigger tyres and flared gards to fit them are the front and back diffs standard
is it outo or 5 speed nice lights


Your farken jokin aye??? :lol:
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Re: specs on yur truck 4x4

Postby ClassicCruiserSpares » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:25 pm

philip121 wrote:has your truck been lifted or has it just got bigger tyres and flared gards to fit them are the front and back diffs standard
is it outo or 5 speed nice lights


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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby xj » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:38 pm

shit wiper blades but, need to upgrade them puppies
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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby vvilly » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:47 pm

kbjj wrote:Nah... stick some 40's on it, you'll be right :mrgreen:



and also it will be more aerodynamic if toy putt spinning hubcaps on it but put them on back to front so they go against the wind
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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby BlakeJ » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:53 pm

this guy is something special. What is with there critters that own a terrano but dont notice a solid axle. And thinking a set of cheap lights makes it a nice truck

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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby mudlva » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:09 pm

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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby xj » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:16 pm

mudlva wrote:
xj wrote:shit wiper blades but, need to upgrade them puppies



kricky mate that there's a job for a automotive engineer with the technical knowledge of a aeronautical 'astrophysics,Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion and Parallax abnormal. now with this limited knowledge you now only qualified enough to do the wiper blade removal. only if you follow the expert advice from a Selenography Syzygy Seyfert scientific scholar then using the "Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion" in-conjunction with using the specialist tools involved in Thermocouple Micrometeorites then will the correct wiper blade installation be a success.

so beware it is a far bigger job than one thinks, far bigger, far far bigger indeed


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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby mudlva » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:21 pm

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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby kbjj » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:25 pm

Don't forget to ask for the aerodynamic wiper blades, helps with fuel economy :wink:
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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby mudlva » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:34 pm

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Re: does wheel size offect fuel consumption

Postby xj » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:37 pm

mudlva wrote:
kbjj wrote:Don't forget to ask for the aerodynamic wiper blades, helps with fuel economy :wink:


and fuel econony is what it is all about :D


Yes, sorry of course it is... got a bit sidetracked when you mentioned Syzygy.

A high shine cut and polish also cuts down the drag co-efficient hence increasing fuel efficiency, so dont forget the buffer and turtle wax.... Bugger there I go talking about Syzygy again....
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