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Old 12-15-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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Worst tank yet (MPG) 2010 Rubi

Got caught behind a Christmas Parade 2 weekends ago, finally figured up the mileage on that tank, 16.2MPG, my worst tank yet since buying my Jeep in July, I had been averaging 19.4, but I guess 0-2MPH for 45 minutes really killed it. That is worse than my last wheeling trip where I got 16.7. Anxious to see how my first real rock crawling adventure affects it, I'm expecting high 11s to low 12s.

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Old 12-15-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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2mph? sorry to hear that, maybe just turn it off next time and push?

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Old 12-15-2011, 08:18 PM   #3
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Damn sure would have been quicker, town needs some backstreets.
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I hear ya when your stuck in traffic "parade". I've been known to drive through drainage ditches and down shoulders when in similar situations.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:31 PM   #6
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All in all, still cheaper than driving the Dodge diesel, still almost $4/gal here, gas is at $2.999.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:51 PM   #7
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Idling kills mile per gallon. I can get 24 mpg in my JK when I leave New Orleans and cruise 90 miles to my 2nd home( no stop lights or stop signs). Now when I hit minor or major traffic mpg's drop like a rock.
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2mph! it has tow hooks, get out grab the tow strap and get some exercise
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2mph! it has tow hooks, get out grab the tow strap and get some exercise
There's an idea, hook up a tow strap to your front hook and to the back of one of the parade vehicles. Then just turn off the engine and enjoy the show.
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That sucks, but 16 mpg would be good for me. I am always idling in traffic and according to the car I am currently getting 13.4 mpg, up from around 11 when I first bought it......
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Idling kills mile per gallon. I can get 24 mpg in my JK when I leave New Orleans and cruise 90 miles to my 2nd home( no stop lights or stop signs). Now when I hit minor or major traffic mpg's drop like a rock.
Oh yeah, failed to mention it would only happen on a holiday at 3am when nobodies on the road.
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24MPG, that is some good mileage, my best to date is 22, but most tanks have at least one trip to the mountains, so I feel fortunate to be able to the mileage I get, most of my buddies who own Jeeps (all TJs) say 16MPG is a great tank of gas, most average 13MPG. I plan on adding a modest lift next year, I am sure that won't help the mileage. Of course, I didn't buy it for the mileage, I bought it for the huge frikkin smile it puts on my face. Sometimes on my lunch break, I just sit in my Jeep and think about the things I want to do to it, and the places i want to take it.
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24MPG, that is some good mileage, my best to date is 22, but most tanks have at least one trip to the mountains, so I feel fortunate to be able to the mileage I get, most of my buddies who own Jeeps (all TJs) say 16MPG is a great tank of gas, most average 13MPG. I plan on adding a modest lift next year, I am sure that won't help the mileage. Of course, I didn't buy it for the mileage, I bought it for the huge frikkin smile it puts on my face. Sometimes on my lunch break, I just sit in my Jeep and think about the things I want to do to it, and the places i want to take it.
There are support groups for that kind of thing. I heard WF is a good one.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:34 PM   #15
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Only if the support group encourages that kind of obsessive behavour. Oh wait, it does.

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