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Old 02-22-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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just out of curiosity

since ive never owned anything but ford stuff, i was just wondering what kind of gas mileage you guys get? i have the 2.5 and i really dont think im getting any better than like 12-13mpg

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Old 02-22-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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First you need to compute the actual MPG not guessing. It will not be high so accuracy counts. Then we need to know more about the vehicle, lift, tires, trans, etc.....

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Old 02-22-2012, 02:57 PM   #3
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not another mpg question...

i doubt you're getting 12-13 with a 2.5L unless you're running 37's, something is broken, or you dont do tuneups

I have a 2.5 and get around 18-19 mpg on avg with about 5" of lift and 32x11.5's...5 speed and stock 4.10's
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:00 PM   #4
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This thread comes up almost daily. 12-13mpg is typical calculated if you have large tires, stock gearing, and stock speedo gear. People commonly make the mistake of "dividing miles driven by gallons used"....without adjusting for the larger tires. Throws the calculation off.

Most will see about 15-18mpg.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:14 PM   #5
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We all seem like a broken record. My 97 has a 4.0 with a 5 speed. 4" of total lift running 4.56 gears on 33 x 10.5 BFG's KO's. A combo of highway and city gets me 12.5-13 miles to the Gallon. On a road trip to Seattle (mostly around 60 mph with one mountain pass and 27 psi in the tires) at 150 miles I got not quite 16 MPG. I did pull most of the pass at about 55 mph in 5th gear (so glad I re geared) at about 2100-2200 rpm's. As the ads always say "your mileage may vary".
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:36 PM   #6
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whoa sorry didnt realize i opened a can of worms here..i really dont know alot about the jeep or jeep in general, as far as i know its all stock but for the 30in tires
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:56 PM   #7
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whoa sorry didnt realize i opened a can of worms here..i really dont know alot about the jeep or jeep in general, as far as i know its all stock but for the 30in tires
swank08,

Just take a Mulligan and get out from under the chair. There are so many threads / posts / opinions / facts about MPGs and a bunch of other really cool stuff here on the WF that you might want to do a search first, just in case there are posts and threads already in the works. That way, the chance of getting flamed diminishes somewhat.

Anyway, welcome to the WF and ...
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:18 PM   #8
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Yea I guess ill do a search first next time I have a question...sorry guys
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:46 PM   #9
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Whether you have a stick or auto also makes a big difference as well as the type of driving you do.

I only do about 10 freeway miles every 2 weeks. I have a 4.0 4Spd Auto and get around 12mpg.
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Yea I guess ill do a search first next time I have a question...sorry guys
Don't take it to heart. We just see about 5 threads with the same question daily. Some people come across as rube but don't mean to no need to apologize.
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Well thanks golden Sahara, ill have to pay closer attention to driving habits too thanks rolf
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Well thanks golden Sahara, ill have to pay closer attention to driving habits too thanks rolf
Haha no prob. And yeah driving habits make a big difference. I just drive and have fun and don't worry. I want to buy a bike for summer longer trips save gas. If I can find a nice one.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:11 PM   #13
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Yea I'm gonna be running mine as much as I can as soon as there's no cinders on the road
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Yea I'm gonna be running mine as much as I can as soon as there's no cinders on the road
We have all asked the same questions before. Glad to have you on the forum. If you do a search and still can't find the answer to your question, by all means post the question. You may get a thousand different opinions but that's what this forum is for. I have lost track of how many questions I have asked on more than one occasion only to find the answer already posted in a different thread.

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