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Old 02-22-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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Hi everyone....I have a 2006 wrangler sport and with the price of gas I have been thinking about reworking the front end for hubs. I'm sure one of you have done this. Can you tell me how much it improved your mileage? Having said that can you recommend a brand and a place to buy? Any unforeseen problems or things to look out for would help....thanks in advance.....Fred

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:35 PM   #2
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you drive a jeep brick...you're not going to get good gas mileage...simple as that

if you're concerned about it...buy a fuel efficient car, take the bus, ride a bike, or buy a motorcycle and call it a day

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Unfortunately, Owen TJ is correct. You're driving one of the most anti-aerodynamic vehicles on the road. Your fuel efficiency will never be more than marginal at best. Keep your engine tuned, run quality fuel, and drive responsibly. That's about all you can hope for, really. The trick of airing up your tires to the point they're hard as hell to save a buck or two in fuel only wears out your tires faster and makes the ride rougher.

Best advice? Get something more fuel efficient and use the Jeep as a 2nd vehicle. That's what I had to do when my Jeep got too big to drive everyday.
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The most you could hope for would be .5 mpg, if that. The savings would not be worth the cost and you would never see a return on investment. If it were a significant savings the manufacturers would all be using them due to all the pressure they have to meet federal requirements.

You can realize a bigger savings by making sure your tires are properly inflated and improving your driving habits.
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the cost is about 3k i look into this,,, also i ran with out a front drive shaft for 3 months and got ZERO increase in MPG.
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Tom....thanks for yours and every one else that took time to reply to my thread. Sure wish there was someone that had installed the conversion to talk to. You are probably right in the pay back. I just wounder if it doesn't or won't make much difference why does Ford, Chev, Dodge and toyo just to name a few put hubs on there rigs.......thanks again..........Fred
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:52 PM   #7
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Just removing the drive line would not help....you are still turning the front diff. stuff.
Thanks for replying to my thread........Fred
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Tom....thanks for yours and every one else that took time to reply to my thread. Sure wish there was someone that had installed the conversion to talk to. You are probably right in the pay back. I just wounder if it doesn't or won't make much difference why does Ford, Chev, Dodge and toyo just to name a few put hubs on there rigs.......thanks again..........Fred
There was an article about it in one of the Off Road magazines. It might have been JP, but I'm not sure. It was determined that it was not worth doing it. There was very little, if any, gain in fuel economy. I hated having them on my CJ7. It was a huge PITA.

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