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Old 03-07-2012, 11:56 AM   #1
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Hey guys question for the experts!

What's the first thing you did when you got your jeep? i just got a 2012 wrangler unlimited sahara and wants better gas mileage etc, thanks!

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Old 03-07-2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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i just got a 2012 wrangler unlimited sahara and wants better gas mileage etc
Trade it in for a Prius.

Your gas mileage is never going to be good. I've heard that the 2012s get a little better after about 500 miles or so, but otherwise get lighter on the skinny pedal. Your mileage is what it is.

First thing I did? Hmm . . . . Too many options man--it's a wrangler, there are entire aftermarket companies dedicated to stuff you can change on a wrangler (like this one).

Just stick around here, look at other jeeps, and see what folks have done. Ideas will come to you.

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Why... took her out for a spin, of course!
Modifications wise, the ACE Rock Sliders were my #1 priority. Had to protect her from me as I learned her capabilities and limitations.
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New to Jeeps but coming from sports cars, lighter wheels/pulleys make less work on the motor witch helps MPG. Also a good CAI, exhaust, ECU flash help the motor to run better squeezing all the power out of every gallon. These help with cars because it takes less gas to get the same or more power.

You can burn more gas for more speed but takes less gas to run at the pace you are currently driving.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:27 PM   #5
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mpg and gas mileage can not be used in the same sentence when talking about jeeps,,,,, its a brick with wheels
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:30 PM   #6
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New to Jeeps but coming from sports cars, lighter wheels/pulleys make less work on the motor witch helps MPG. Also a good CAI, exhaust, ECU flash help the motor to run better squeezing all the power out of every gallon. These help with cars because it takes less gas to get the same or more power.

You can burn more gas for more speed but takes less gas to run at the pace you are currently driving.
I come from that world as well (street/strip cars and such). You can pretty much throw all that out the window with the JK. It's simply a flying brick with no aerodynamics to speak of. Most people view CAIs as a waste of money on these. Some have reported slight increases with exhaust changes, but not enough to justify the outlay of money IMO. Best thing to do is change your driving habits. But even that doesn't result in huge increases in mpg.
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Best advice is in a Jeep is modification of driving habits over modification of the Jeep. At least for MPG reasons, leave the mods for the fun stuff!
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:41 PM   #8
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lol, you should have considered a different vehicle for gas mileage.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:49 PM   #9
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Well, lets see-

1) Buy a Corvette for legal performance

2) Buy a RAM truck for towing

3) Buy a Ferrari for VIP money

4) Buy a Mercedes for CLASS

5) Buy a Wrangler for------------------------gas mileage --whats up with that ?

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Old 03-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #10
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i simply choose to drive more conservatively. i don't gun the gas to get up to 70mph. I take my time getting there. i've had it for 3 weeks and the first week was my lowest as far as average 18.7. Last week and this week i'm right at 22-23 MPG which is higher than what the sticker said. I don't just go by what the computer said. I take my miles between gas trips and divide by the gallons filled and they were right at 22.1.

Plus, what's the rush, you're in a Jeep! Enjoy it!!!
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:21 PM   #11
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more miles

hi, i get about 20 mpg all of the time, however i have the 2 door with
5speed auto, 17" tires, i try to stay in the ECON mode, most of the time and
i am in the 1000/2000 rpms, which also helps, i think the rubi 4 door does
not do as well it also has 3.73 or4.11. i have had many jeeps they are not
noted for hi mpgs, be nice if gas would cost less!
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Any CAI's claiming better gas mileage should be avoided. Of course CAI's in new model vehicles with computer controls are worthless anyways but CAI do not increase gas mileage. Can it give a little better hp? Absolutely but not for the cost and the dirt in the engine. Cost vs. rewards for CAI's just isn't worth it in the end and again they absolutely don't increase gas mileage.
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Only way to get better gas mileage is drive slower and do no mods whats so ever. New bumpers depending on which one will cost you from 1-3mpg depending on weight and sag. New impressive looking tires will cost you from 1-10mpg depending on size and weight.

Really the only thing you can do other then drive like a granny is lose even more weight
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You want better gas mileage--REGEAR--REGEAR--REGEAR !

Just don't try to justify the REGEARING cost, Vs gas mileage money saved !

It's all relative-

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i simply choose to drive more conservatively. i don't gun the gas to get up to 70mph. I take my time getting there. i've had it for 3 weeks and the first week was my lowest as far as average 18.7. Last week and this week i'm right at 22-23 MPG which is higher than what the sticker said. I don't just go by what the computer said. I take my miles between gas trips and divide by the gallons filled and they were right at 22.1.

Plus, what's the rush, you're in a Jeep! Enjoy it!!!
I do the same and get around 19.5mpg around town with auto trans in 4 door with towing package. The car usually reads just over 20mpg but my math (miles traveled / gallons to fill up) says otherwise

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