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Old 09-06-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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best way to improve your mpg

Besides driving slower and easy take-offs, the biggest gain in my mpg comes from using the brake as less as possible. (coast up-to that red light,stop sign.) keep life simple

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Try to lighten your car as well, if you have alot of stuff in the trunk or different compartments, get rid of it. This improved my MPG.

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Old 09-06-2011, 03:07 PM   #3
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Driving naked removes unwanted weight.
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Driving naked removes unwanted weight.
just my dash cover
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just my dash cover
too heavy !
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Heh Heh--regear-doesit every time !!

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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Make it stop! Can't sleep now..
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:26 PM   #9
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I have an auto with 3.73, what would you recommend ? (2 door)
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Make it stop! Can't sleep now..
should i shave ?
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just my dash cover
TYSALEM likes this one.
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Gotta decide -what size tires are you gonna run/what do you use your jeep for/ do you tow / do you have a Rubi??


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Gotta decide -what size tires are you gonna run/what do you use your jeep for/ do you tow / do you have a Rubi??




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32,33`s/80%hwy/no/no
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32,33`s/80%hwy/no/no
5.13s if you're gonna do any towing or might consider 35" tires !!

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Take off top, doors, backseat, carpet and pump your tires up to 50 psi.
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Coast downhill in Neutral with the engine off and a tail wind.
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Or drive a Prius. Wranglers are not for those worried about fuel efficiency.
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Make it stop! Can't sleep now..
one more time
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Just winch your way everywhere, just plan way ahead.

Coasting is good for autos for sure. I read a report that on new model cars, they have a feature that when the motor is being driven by the wheels cuts fuel and allows the wheels to drive and power the auxiliaries. Don't know if it is true, but since I have read it I almost always down shift, and I have been getting much better milage. I also read that the ideal acceleration was something around 8 sec to 40.
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This works for me, YJ gets like 10mpg if that on the street, the ram gets 13 towing it




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My old SAAB 96 (four on the column, Ford V4) had a tricky little trannie lever that would act as a sort of overdrive...in that when you took your foot off the gas, the engine revs would drop to idle and you could just roll along without compression...until you stepped on the gas again and the engine caught up with whatever the front end was doing.

great in the long rolling countryside roads. It added easily 5-6 mpg in some conditions.

Always puzzled why no other mfg made it an option.
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I tried to increase my mpg, by taking my spare tire, spare tire carrier and rear seat out. It did make a hair of diffence of the total tank gas mileage, but nothing major.
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Ooh that's hot
Good thing it`s a short dash cover.
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Good thing it`s a short dash cover.
You sure that's a good thing? Keep it long and keep the ladies guessing.

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Just winch your way everywhere, just plan way ahead.

Coasting is good for autos for sure. I read a report that on new model cars, they have a feature that when the motor is being driven by the wheels cuts fuel and allows the wheels to drive and power the auxiliaries. Don't know if it is true, but since I have read it I almost always down shift, and I have been getting much better milage. I also read that the ideal acceleration was something around 8 sec to 40.

Is there any harm to the automatic tranny to shift it into neutral on down hills or when coasting off highway ramps? I always wondered if shifting "on the fly" was detrimental to an automatic, especially when shifting from N into D at the end of your coast while still moving. It does save major gas when tooling around town...
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exhaust, nah

cold air intake, nah

superchips, nah

throttle body, nah

gears, yes.

i get 12 mpgs max
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breaking should have no effect on MPG.

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