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Old 09-30-2010, 10:42 PM   #31
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Where is it exactly?
Its 2 hours from my apartment in fort smith. Its in central arkansas. If you needed too, you could drive from tulsa friday night, stay at my apartment, and follow me down there saturday morning. I plan on doing some drinking friday night anyways, we could hit some bars in Fort Smith if you wanted.

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Ive also heard driving with your windows up is more efficient on the highway because windows down ruin your aerodynamics... Wait a minute, we drive bricks there are no aerodynamics.

Well you could always try a chip to increase your air/fuel ratio to get more bang for your buck
Chips for MPG I think are a bad idea. Lots of other negatives that can happen when you start reprogramming things just for better MPG.

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- Easy on the skinny pedal
- Normal take off speed from a stop.
- Don't leave an intersection like its on fire.
- Get tires with less rolling resistance. Possibly the best advice I can share.
- Run 87 octane only
- Shift as smooth as possible for every gear. Get really good at this. You'll enjoy it and so will both your clutch and engine.
- Don't let fat chicks ride in your Jeep.

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Old 09-30-2010, 10:44 PM   #33
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but they are so damn funnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:44 PM   #34
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I just don't understand the guys who say they are getting 20+.
1 - Drive smoothly

2 - Read the road ahead

3 - Use the gears sensibly

4- Stick to the limit

5 - Check your tires

6- Keep your Jeep in tip-top condition

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Old 09-30-2010, 10:47 PM   #35
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Its 2 hours from my apartment in fort smith. Its in central arkansas. If you needed too, you could drive from tulsa friday night, stay at my apartment, and follow me down there saturday morning. I plan on doing some drinking friday night anyways, we could hit some bars in Fort Smith if you wanted.
Ahh that sounds like a freakin blast but I don't have the time or the money to make it to central Arkansas right now. Haha, that is mainly because I just finished spending it all on sway bar disconnects a surco roof rack and a hi lift jack xD
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Ahh that sounds like a freakin blast but I don't have the time or the money to make it to central Arkansas right now. Haha, that is mainly because I just finished spending it all on sway bar disconnects a surco roof rack and a hi lift jack xD

Well we gotta meet up sometime and do some wheelin. Ive heard disney is an awesome spot.
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Chips for MPG I think are a bad idea. Lots of other negatives that can happen when you start reprogramming things just for better MPG.

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Well increasing the oxygen content really isn't That bad of an idea... It just means more of the fuel will burn
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Well we gotta meet up sometime and do some wheelin. Ive heard disney is an awesome spot.
Yeah Disney is a place I can make it to! It's only about an hour and a half from me and I've been there a couple times it has some great trail riding
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True, but you can refill your tank whenever you want, and take the gallons that it takes to refill it and divide that by how many miles you traveled..
True, and in my hurried frustration I failed to establish if you had actually done the math... It doesn't matter when you fill up, as long as you are not just going by the fact that the gauge says you have half a tank left and you only went 100 miles. Some folks think that is a good way to figure mpg's... And in my defense, you didn't say that what your mpg's were, just that you were getting 120 miles per half tank.......
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:27 PM   #40
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I love how everytime someone has a question about gas mileage some wise guy has to chime in with this. I clearly understand the concept that the wrangler gets bad mileage. Although my inferior 130+ post compared to your 100+ post may label me as a newbie, THIS ISN'T MY FIRST RODEO YOU CLOWN. Please don't bother posting if you are gonna scold me about the "shouldn't have bought a wrangler if you wanted good gas mileage blah blah blah blah", I AM WELL AWARE.
Easy turbo...I was just simply stating that my 4 cyl gets shitty mileage so obviously a larger vehicle with a bigger motor will get even worse. I'd guess you to be getting around 14 mpg on avg with the mods done and the vehicle you're driving. Congrats on reading my post count of 103, leads me to believe you can read this link as well which rates the combined mileage of a stock 07 4wd wrangler at 16 and if this isnt your "first rodeo" why ask such a general question and not expect a somewhat smartass/comical answer...no need to flex that e-penis of yours.
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Easy turbo...I was just simply stating that my 4 cyl gets shitty mileage so obviously a larger vehicle with a bigger motor will get even worse. I'd guess you to be getting around 14 mpg on avg with the mods done and the vehicle you're driving. Congrats on reading my post count of 103, leads me to believe you can read this link as well which rates the combined mileage of a stock 07 4wd wrangler at 16 and if this isnt your "first rodeo" why ask such a general question and not expect a somewhat smartass/comical answer...no need to flex that e-penis of yours.
If we were talking about 2wd Regular Cab Ford rangers your 4cyl MIGHT get better gas mileage than a v6, but considering that we are talking about a huge piece of steel that has two solid axles and a rigged frame, your 4cyl will never get better mileage. I didn't ask a generalized question, I broke down my problem into parts, and I clearly didn't like your response because you stated something that any go cart driving half wit can understand. I was asking for solutions to my 12mpg problem, not someone to inform me that the wrangler gets bad gas mileage.
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I figure the more you speed on the freeway the worse mileage due to the retarded aerdynamics lol stick to 60 on hiwy
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I'm currently getting around 10 mpg in my 06 wrangler. I'm running goodyear wrangler 35's though, so it's to be expected. I'm actually regearing tomorrow (4.88's!) and hoping to get at least close to 15mpg after. For your problem, try some of the injector cleaner at the gas stations, and definitely stick with the 87 octane- that's what our jeeps are tuned for.
I'm just curious if you did the math to compensate/adjust for the larger tires? If you didn't and all you were relying on for miles driven was your non-corrected odometer, then you were getting much better gas mileage than 10. Just saying. If you indeed did the math and 10 mpg is actual, hey! at least it's fun!!
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I'm just curious if you did the math to compensate/adjust for the larger tires? If you didn't and all you were relying on for miles driven was your non-corrected odometer, then you were getting much better gas mileage than 10. Just saying. If you indeed did the math and 10 mpg is actual, hey! at least it's fun!!
Kinda beating a dead horse with ^^ that aren't I.



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Old 10-01-2010, 12:07 PM   #45
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I have been getting 16-18 bone stock with 225/75/16's that came with. I tried slowing down my average speed on the highway from around 70 to around 65. I did this for an entire tank and my mpg was up to 18.4 over last tank's 17.2.

I just don't understand the guys who say they are getting 20+.

I also found I get the best mpg with my soft top down, and worst with it closed.
Best mileage with the soft top down???!!! I'm jealous! My gas mileage plummets whenever I put the top down. God forbid I ever hit the freeway with the doors off, cuz it takes a lot o juice to keep her at 55!
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I'm just curious if you did the math to compensate/adjust for the larger tires? If you didn't and all you were relying on for miles driven was your non-corrected odometer, then you were getting much better gas mileage than 10. Just saying. If you indeed did the math and 10 mpg is actual, hey! at least it's fun!!
I forgot about that!

I knew my speedometer needed to be adjusted, but I never considered that it would obviously affect my odometer reading as well!
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i get 12 mpg in my jk with 35's. just think of all that money we have in gas that could be in mods instead?
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Best mileage with the soft top down???!!! I'm jealous! My gas mileage plummets whenever I put the top down. God forbid I ever hit the freeway with the doors off, cuz it takes a lot o juice to keep her at 55!
Seems that way. The soft top acts like a sail and seems to add extra drag. I loose about 1mile per gallon with the top closed.

Haven't tried with the doors off, but I'm dying to!
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I prefer to remain ignorant. Ignorance is bliss.

I just feed her when she is thirsty.
ditto, my gage is off anyway and with the hole in the tank who knows what I get ha ha ha....go bless black biddy and all her flaws
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I purchased a 2010 Sahara Unlimited this past June and I am averaging
10 mpg in the city, about 16 on the highway.

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How many miles on average are you guys getting to a tank of gas, because my wrangler is getting complete garbage. I am running 33 a/ts with 2 inch spacer lift. I generally stay around 65-70 on the interstate and never break 2200 rpms, and yet I am getting way less than 120 miles to a half tank of gas. 07 wrangler 2 door, no lights on the dash btw, and this is with a/c off. Any ideas, clogged injectors? Bad 02 sensor, someone please help me I know I am supposed to get bad gas mileage but this is just rediculous.
That seems normal to me, I run 33's 4" susp lift and get about the same.
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With city driving, I get between 13-15 depending on the level of the ground. Highway I get between 17-20. There is a stretch of freeway that has a steady decline for miles and my dash showed up at one point for 25MPG at 70MPH. I usually get near 300miles per tank... not great but I have never owned a vehicle that got anything great so I am used to a gas hog.

Oh and I crank the a/c and have only added 33 tires, otherwise it is stock.
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I have a stock 2010 rubicon 2door and I drive it like a drunk golfer in a golf cart and I get 15mpg in town and if I drive it on hwy at 67-70mph over a 300 mile trip I get around 19mpg. I calculate via old school way and not the fancy thing on the dash. That thing tells me I get 17 in town and 22 on freeway!! I wish!! BTW I have an Auto Tranny as well!!!
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Uh... I would get that looked at because that cannot be right. Unless you've made some insane changes to it that constitute such bad MPG.
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Im averaging mid to high teens for MPG with a rubicon that has Mud Terains.
Either your math is wrong, or somethings up with your Jeep.
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I have a stock 2010 Unlimited Mountain Edition, so it has 255x75x17s and a 3:73 rearend. It has an auto. trans. with about 1100 miles on it so far. I am getting 18-19 in town and 20-21 on the highway running 75 MPH. That is better than my former 4.0L, 5 speed '99 TJ. I am satisfied with the mileage.
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Im averaging mid to high teens for MPG with a rubicon that has Mud Terains.
Either your math is wrong, or somethings up with your Jeep.
Same here. Got a rubi unlimited running the stock wheels still and at about 15.9mpg (hard top as well)
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I think the multiplier effect has caught up with me on my miles, today when I made my trip to school and back, I calculated the total miles driven, and compared that to what was on my odometer, off by almost 40 miles, So after I added that in with my 202 miles to 3/4 of a tank, refilled using 14 gallons, came out to around 17 AVG mpg, which isn't anything to complain about. Having speedo recal'd on monday just to make sure.
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buy some 4 hole fuel injectors...and get rid of the restrictive airbox...the key to the best gas mileage you can get is to get the motor running as efficiently as possible, cause you can't really do much for drag, so you must improve performance. the less hard the motor has to work the less gas its gonna consume. but its not gonna be dramatic, thats for sure. I like to think of my jeep as my metal beast that when i feed her gas, she takes me on fun adventures

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