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Old 02-15-2011, 06:45 PM   #31
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I just stick my foot in it and fill up when it's m/t.It's only money. No I don't live at home and I'm married. Mom won't by my gas.
Looking at your list of vehicles, you like gas guzzlers, so I am putting you in the got money to burn category. Lets be freinds , lol.

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Old 02-15-2011, 06:45 PM   #32
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yeah, I dont notice to big of a difference if I drive hard or just cruise. But the difference in 40-45 bucks Vs. 50 bucks every week and a half does add up. thats taco bell money!!! lmao

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Old 02-15-2011, 06:48 PM   #33
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I was getting 18 in mine. No top or doors.that's an average between highway and city.

^ yet another example of the 93-95 being the best years for the I-6 4.0

(I miss my 93 2-door XJ!!!! ---> ~20mpg, drove thru anything, and quick as hell....175k when forced to retire due to 17yr old punk in brand new Yukon Denali)
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:53 PM   #34
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yeah, I dont notice to big of a difference if I drive hard or just cruise. But the difference in 40-45 bucks Vs. 50 bucks every week and a half does add up. thats taco bell money!!! lmao
50 bucks is another tank of gas for the Stang! I never just cruise. There is a reason that little red line is on the end of the tach, it lets me know when I should shift to the next gear. Hey, said I would hit a 30 mpg Jeep, but never said I was gonna putt around til they come out with one. There is a guy at work who tries to keep up with me in his Just Kidding Jeep, I mean JK. He should really give up.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:23 PM   #35
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I enjoy driving things hard (as my screen name suggests) but my jeep just feels more at home cruising.Its a low torque engine, so RPMs feel unnecessary in my jeep, the design and shape of the jeep is also another reason I cruise. It does not take turns like a Toyota supra, or even my Moms Pontiac vibe, it rides like a truck and I drive it like one. Sure its fun to get on it every now and then, but its no where near fast and doesn't handle the pavement like a race car. so its just not worth it for me. nothing like popping on some classic rock and just enjoying the drive.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:10 AM   #36
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dstacy, you don't need to use "mileage experiments" as an excuse to drive a Jeep
Shhhhhhhhh.....jeesh don't tell my wife that. My daily driver was a crew cab, long bed, F250 with a V10 gas engine. I just convinced her to let me buy my TJ and only use the truck when I need it since the TJ saves gas vs my truck.
How many of you can honestly say your Jeep is your economy vehicle?
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:56 AM   #37
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We all know what type of gas mileage we're going to be getting even before we start it up. Somethings are better not to be investigated!!!
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:39 AM   #38
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The faster you go, the bigger the MPG difference between top on/top off.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:49 AM   #39
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I get maybe 12MPH in mine, but I always just assumed that was 'cause I run mudders instead of all terrain
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I enjoy driving things hard (as my screen name suggests) but my jeep just feels more at home cruising.Its a low torque engine, so RPMs feel unnecessary in my jeep, the design and shape of the jeep is also another reason I cruise. It does not take turns like a Toyota supra, or even my Moms Pontiac vibe, it rides like a truck and I drive it like one. Sure its fun to get on it every now and then, but its no where near fast and doesn't handle the pavement like a race car. so its just not worth it for me. nothing like popping on some classic rock and just enjoying the drive.
X2 on this....
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:05 PM   #41
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Gas mileage is just another performance parameter. You use it to gauge the system's performance.

Those who say they "don't care" don't understand that if they are getting less mileage from the same stock setup as is "average", they have something else going on. I would not want to find out what it was on top of Black Mountain.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:52 AM   #42
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with the 30" tires I usually got 20mpgs interstate an hiway. got these 31wrangler duratracs and seem to stay arround 17mpgs. but havnt changed the speedo gear out either so not accurate. runnin the mountains in the winter Im arround 13mpg. lots of 4wd. but I seldom run over 65 interstate, just too loud even with softtop on windows up.
mpg is just another performance measure if you know how to look at it. after ridein Harleys with no gas gauge for 40 yrs and you got 160miles till pushin, hell yea Im good at just lookin at the tripometer and gals bought and know the mpg dont even have to figure anymore. and yea I want to know if I got a big drop in mpgs, just like I want gauges and dont want idiot lights. I like to know what is going on with my machine. but then again I am a good wrench so I want the info.
and I roll up arround 20K a yr on my jeep.
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Well the plot thickens.....
I just drove 200 miles with the doors on, the safari top on, and the rear seat in and up. I used the cruise which was set at 68mph. Mileage for the trip was 18.6mpg!
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We all know what type of gas mileage we're going to be getting even before we start it up. Somethings are better not to be investigated!!!
I agree. Low MPG economy and a less than reliable fuel gauge aren't a good combination. Its a Jeep, enjoy it. Cheers

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