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Old 12-22-2011, 08:02 PM   #24
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With all the money manufacturers have to spend to meet the new CAFE requirements, I think it's unlikely they have overlooked inexpensive, safe modifications that will increase fuel economy. Other than careful driving and maintenance and maybe sacrificing a bit of comfort by symetrically increasing tire pressure a bit, I don't think there's a lot we can do to improve what Ford has designed.

For those that are running 44 psi front and 36 rear - while this may increase fuel economy it may also create a car prone to oversteer (front tires stick, rear tires don't) in extreme situations, which manufacturers try avoid for safety.
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