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MPG Hit With Wider Tires

For those of you who have upgraded to wider tires on your V6, how much of a mile per gallon hit did you take?

Originally I had 225-wide Goodyear Radial T/A (all season) tires and now use 255-wide Bridgestone Potenza (all-season) tires. The offset of the new rims also seems to push the tires out into the slipstream a bit too. I went from a typical commuting average of 27 down to 24 at best. I've played around with tire pressures a bit, and haven't noticed a change.

My commute is pretty short, but I'm just wondering what other peoples experiences are in case this isn't normal.

Love the new look though!

2011 V6 Base Grabber Blue GBMR #082
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