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Old 03-09-2013, 10:53 AM   #1
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What should I do with this 2012 Sport?

This is my first post on these forums. I got my jeep last June and I havent had time to add anything on to it. I've already gone mudding in it a few times but nothing that deep (still completely stock with stock tires). I plan on mudding and running trails with it.

I want to get MPG up before I put a lift or anything on it. So my friend said program a chip in it or whatever, air intake and double exhaust and he said around a 2 inch leveling kit for looks but my friend has a 3 and it looks pretty good. Just want some opinions.

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Old 03-09-2013, 11:04 AM   #2
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Do what YOU want!

There is a ton of info here. Just search the threads.

Questions you need to ask yourself:

-What kind of driving will I be doing? Off-road? Rock crawling? Mall crawling?
-How much money do I have to spend?
-How much work will I be doing myself?

Once you know what your Jeep will be used for and what you have to work with, you can start reading up on different routes to get your Jeep to that place.

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Old 03-09-2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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I'll probably be doing more mudding. I live in Florida and I havent heard of any rock climbing around here, much less seen hills. I dont know what Mull Climbing is or whatever. But it's my main vehicle so it still has to be able to get decent MPG. Ill be In Mississippi next year, so it's still going to be mudding and trails
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:02 PM   #4
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I dont know what mall crawling is*
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #5
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I dont know what mall crawling is*
It's exactly what it sounds like ...... you crawl around the shopping mall parking lots.

Programming chip? Maybe.

Air intake and dual exhausts? Save your money. You won't notice enough of a power or MPG gain to justify the price, imo.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #6
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I found out lmao
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:20 PM   #7
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Well it'd be mudding and ridin trails more. I dont have that much knowledge in mechanics and stuff etc but I'm learning lmao but I wanna so something with it. What do yall suggest to increase MPG? Im probably gettin some spacers with the lift so it's not as top heavy. Ill prob get a lift, spacers and that'll decrease MPG so I wanna balance it out. If that makes sense lmao
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You can probably do a lot of the maintenance yourself. Jeeps are easy peasy! My mpg increased when I put 35's on (I was running 33's with 4.10 gears previously. The 35's put my rpms down a little bit, helping economy)... but it all depends on how you start your build. I personally don't think CAI and the like is worth it.

The best thing you can do for fuel economy in a Jeep is change your driving habits! Let your jeep slow down going up hills... coast down hills... don't accelerate fast, and take your time going from A to B. Keep up on your maintenance, tire pressure, rotation, etc etc.

As far as a lift goes, there are so many different approaches. You did say trails, so I would look into maybe a 2.5" lift if you want to make your Jeep look a little bigger with a little better performance, without getting into the 4"+ lifts which generally require a lot more work.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:56 PM   #9
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Spacers a good idea?
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That depends on what wheels/tires you run and with what lift. Backspacing is important with wheel choice.

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Old 03-09-2013, 01:54 PM   #11
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I was thinking about 2-4 inch lift. So maybe a 2.5 or 3. I think mine wheels are 17" or 18". I have no knowledge in the tire size etc
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Well it'd be mudding and ridin trails more. I dont have that much knowledge in mechanics and stuff etc but I'm learning lmao but I wanna so something with it. What do yall suggest to increase MPG? Im probably gettin some spacers with the lift so it's not as top heavy. Ill prob get a lift, spacers and that'll decrease MPG so I wanna balance it out. If that makes sense lmao
If mpg is that important to you, you're probably in the wrong vehicle. Everything you do to make it a better trail rig will make it a worse street driver, it's just the nature of the beast.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:28 PM   #13
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I dont want to get like 20+ mpg, I just want it to stay around the same.

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