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Old 05-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Fuel economy ?

I just bought a 2008 x. I do alot of highway driving was wondering if there's anything I should look into for better fuel economy.

I assume there's already a thread in this but could not fine anything! Thx for reading.

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Old 05-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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I get 16 mpg right now

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Old 05-25-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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What type of tires do you have? Tire weight is a big factor in mileage. Also tire size. Another big one is how fast you drive. The jeep is as aerodynamic as a brick. There is a significant mpg difference between 65 and 75. When I cruise 85 the mileage is down towards 12mpg...so I don't cruise 85 in my jeep
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:49 PM   #4
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A honda...lol
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:29 PM   #5
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Jeeps and fuel economy do not go hand in hand. Best bet is to shift around 2500rpms and keep your foot out of the gas.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:52 PM   #6
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Pretty much if you want good gas mileage get a prius then us jeepers will be sure to run you over Jeeps aren't made for gas mileage they are made to have a hell of a lot of fun
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Don't install a lift or larger tires. Unless you want to have more fun. It is a Jeep after all.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:34 PM   #8
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I own a 2001 TJ 4.0 5spd, bought it at the end of last summer. I did my homework prior to purchasing, and KNEW that it was a pig on fuel but I bought one anyway. To the OP: If your having buyer remorse, you may as well just sell it. Its unfortunate that alot of people don't do there homework on a vehicle they intend to purchase in the future. As per the other posts on this thread, its a brick, lifts and bigger tires work against you for MPG. I don't mean to come down on ya but really, please do your homework.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:32 PM   #9
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^ Yep. 16mpg is doing fine. Wait till you mod it, it will go down.
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I just bought a 2008 x. I do alot of highway driving was wondering if there's anything I should look into for better fuel economy.

I assume there's already a thread in this but could not fine anything! Thx for reading.
Drive at a reasonable speed; proper tire air pressure; minimize excess weight in your Jeep.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:03 AM   #11
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Don't drive a Jeep.
Seriously, weight and hypermile. But understand it is a jeep you are not ever gonna get good fuel economy.
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I use a viper throttle body with a larger air intake(k&n). Autotran shifts a-lot less. 20 mpg is easy on the hwy.
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I use a viper throttle body with a larger air intake(k&n). Autotran shifts a-lot less. 20 mpg is easy on the hwy.
That's the answer I'm looking for haha, I had a 93 silverodo with the 350 8 cylinder soo the jeep is a upgrade no matter what haha. I was getting 18 today doing 60-65 on cruse. The truck was on a good day 13-14mpg.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:29 AM   #14
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New member here with a new 13 wrangler sport. The fuel mileage is better than expected. I knew going in that it is what it is, but I also didnt want horrible mileage. I have an automatic with 3.21 gears and standard tires. That setup can get pretty reasonable mileage and suits me fine. But this is an enthusiast site and most probably run deep gears and big tires. That is going to really hurt the mileage. Like most things it is a compromise. If you dont use the rear seat you can remove that and remove the spare when not offroad. Those two items will get rid of a lot of weight and help mileage.
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That's a good idea with the seat and tire. Maybe not the tire cause I drive 30 mins everyday to work may need that.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:22 AM   #16
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Drove Houston to Dallas last week, 75 mp speed limit mostly, got mostly 20 mpg until traffic slowed to 60 mph, then it went up to 21.2 until I got off the freeway. Some city driving and back down to 17. On a good day with a tail wind my Willys gets 17, but mostly 13-15.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:12 PM   #17
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MPG claims are useless without divulging all info such as year, model, # of doors, mods, tires, gears, etc. And even then you still have driving style, terrain, etc.

I get 14 MPG in my Jeep GC when i use it. My wife gets 12.

To the OP, lose weight if possible (Jeep or you LOL! ), get hwy tires with less rolling resistance and watch your speed.
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New to this Jeep (had one before, so didn't expect anything great), been pushing around 14.7 with stop and go traffic in Houston (it goes up a few decimals if I can hit the freeway with no traffic). AND I try to accelerate as slow as possible.
I may throw a party if I ever get to 15 mpg. Wooohoooo!

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