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by dgj4710
Sat, 21 Sep 2013, 03:42
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 20356

iMiEV tyre wear status

In 1974 I bought a Citroen GS station wagon that had 145R15 Michelin XZX's all round. I went nuts and fitted 'wide' 155R15 XAS's (the first radials with an asymmetric tread pattern). The GS had the full hydropneumatic suspension system and cornered like it was on rails. The GS wasn't as heavy as the...
by dgj4710
Sat, 21 Sep 2013, 03:06
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 20356

iMiEV tyre wear status

The differential tyre sizing on the i/iMiEV is a stability and safety design function. Dynamically the iMiEV is a mid-engined car, with a front-rear weight distribution around 45-55 and a low polar moment of inertia, due to the 200 kg battery located in the middle of the vehicle. The low polar momen...
by dgj4710
Fri, 20 Sep 2013, 16:32
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 20356

iMiEV tyre wear status

My wife and I have just acquired our 'new' MY12 iMiEV. The tyre pressures were in the mid-high 20's when the car was delivered, and the handling was very squirrelly. As with my other cars since the late 90's I've had the tyres nitrogen-inflated. The key benefits of nitrogen inflation are: - tyres ru...