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Old 06-15-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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Question Mpg help in 98 wrangler Sahara edition

I have a 98 wrangler Sahara edition and I really don't want to get rid of it when I move to Texas for college. If I keep it ill have to drive back and forth between Alabama and Texas multiple times a year so I'm left with the problem of gas mileage. I have a 4 inch lift with 33 mud terrain tires, so that takes away from mpg. So my question is what upgrade can I make to help gas mileage? Would a computer chip work in a 98 model? Pipes? Etc?

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Sorry, driving slow is the only way to improve gas mileage. None of the things you listed would make enough of a difference to be worth the cost.
Look for someone to share the ride and share expenses, or it might even be cheaper to fly back and forth if you can borrow a car back in Alabama.
Or rent a car; I once put 5,000 miles on a rental in 2 weeks and it only cost $200.
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Regearing back to stock equivalent with the larger tires would help or better yet buy a corolla or similar with that money plus some and then the jeep can get more extreme because you won't have to worry about mileage and other long commute issues. Yeah!
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Besides slowing down, nothing!

Are you in a position to buy thinner tires ?
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Sorry, driving slow is the only way to improve gas mileage. None of the things you listed would make enough of a difference to be worth the cost.
Look for someone to share the ride and share expenses, or it might even be cheaper to fly back and forth if you can borrow a car back in Alabama.
Or rent a car; I once put 5,000 miles on a rental in 2 weeks and it only cost $200.
Yeah, I may end up flying or renting a car
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Regearing back to stock equivalent with the larger tires would help or better yet buy a corolla or similar with that money plus some and then the jeep can get more extreme because you won't have to worry about mileage and other long commute issues. Yeah!
Yeah I want to work backwards on any if the upgrades or already made.
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Besides slowing down, nothing!

Are you in a position to buy thinner tires ?
I really don't want to get smaller tires. I don't really have time to get smaller ones anyways as I'm leaving for Basic Training here in about 15 days
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Sorry but there isn't much to be done a side from lose the lift, go stock tires. Jeeps are pigs, accept it or buy a prius.
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Sorry but there isn't much to be done a side from lose the lift, go stock tires. Jeeps are pigs, accept it or buy a prius.
Guess ill have to accept it
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Guess ill have to accept it
Its the hard truth we all go thru when first buying a jeep.
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Its the hard truth we all go thru when first buying a jeep.
I've had mine for 3 years. It's been good to me.
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nice TJ. yeah, the lift and big tires are not helping you one bit on the fuel economy goal.

I wouldn't spend a lot of $$$ to revert back to stock just for fuel economy. Although, if you slapped on a set of smaller wheels/tires I bet you could pick up a few MPG.
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Other than maybe a re-gear and a freer flowing air intake there isn't much to do. I agree that your best bet would be to put on smaller and or thinner tires.

I'm gonna have to drive back and forth from College to my Hometown a lot (125 miles) so I feel your pain!
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Other than maybe a re-gear and a freer flowing air intake there isn't much to do. I agree that your best bet would be to put on smaller and or thinner tires.

I'm gonna have to drive back and forth from College to my Hometown a lot (125 miles) so I feel your pain!
I agree with the regear, but please ignore the freer flowing air intake suggestion. Total waste of $ and time, although you may gain some placebo improvements...
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Get a cheapo hatchback like a honda that is in as good a shape as you can afford.
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Its the hard truth we all go thru when first buying a jeep.
Not me. My Jeep was an upgrade in MPG...lol.
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Keep Jeep as is, find girlfriend in college who drives lil car that gets great gas mileage and likes to visit Bama!
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Not me. My Jeep was an upgrade in MPG...lol.
Dig that bobtail commander 1911. I carry a black vbob Dan Wesson daily. The bobtail does alot to help conceal . Is that an Ed Brown?
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Keep Jeep as is, find girlfriend in college who drives lil car that gets great gas mileage and likes to visit Bama!
Forget this. After thinking about it a moment I realized that women cost more than gas for your Jeep ever would.
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Forget this. After thinking about it a moment I realized that women cost more than gas for your Jeep ever would.
Truest comment yet
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I agree with the regear, but please ignore the freer flowing air intake suggestion. Total waste of $ and time, although you may gain some placebo improvements...
I'm going to get a complete tune up this week and ill get it regeared sometime In the near futurez
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nice TJ. yeah, the lift and big tires are not helping you one bit on the fuel economy goal.

I wouldn't spend a lot of $$$ to revert back to stock just for fuel economy. Although, if you slapped on a set of smaller wheels/tires I bet you could pick up a few MPG.
Not willing to give up my tires (I may be in love with them) I guess I'm just too stubborn to save money lol. And thanks, I like your jeep as well
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Dig that bobtail commander 1911. I carry a black vbob Dan Wesson daily. The bobtail does alot to help conceal . Is that an Ed Brown?
It's a Dan Wesson cbob

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