Hi, just wanted to check on something that i heard. Do you really get 30-35 mpg by converting to diesel in a TJ? I know its expensive and not anything i can afford, but just wanted to know if anyone here has done it and what they think about it. Do you gain or sacarfice torque or horsepower or etc... vs the stock setup? And would the diesel get close to 30-35 mpg stock (small tires, no lift....)... or what mpg do you think a diesel can get with 2 inch lift with 33's on it? Just wondering, any answers would be apprecaited. Thank you
I've never witnessed it personally, but I've talked with a few gas to diesel conversion companies at the York Jeep show over the years and they have continuously claimed to get around 33MPG in a TJ on 35s. When the I6 eventually gives up the ghost I would be interested in looking into the conversion if that's accurate.
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Originally Posted by Steve1989
So if it is done right it's legal then.
it depends on where you live, and how you go about it.
a diesel swap means a new engine. in some states, with an engine swap, the engine has to be newer than the vehicle it is going into.
then there is emissions inspections. your jeep will have to pass what would be considered normal for the gas powered TJ, with a diesel engine, that may not be possible.
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