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Old 05-18-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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looking at getting a 90 with the 4.0 inline 6 what kind of gas milage am I looking at. I plan on running 31s or 32s noting way big. What can I do to improve my MPG?

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Hey bucket. Welcome. I take it this is going to be a daily driver? You will probably get as little as 12 or as much as 18 mpg. You don't say auto or manual. You are driving a refrigerator shaped vehicle. Not the most aerodynamic thing on wheels. You want mileage you'd be better off with a yota. If you want fun and an addiction... go ahead and get that sucker!!!

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looking at getting a 90 with the 4.0 inline 6 what kind of gas milage am I looking at. I plan on running 31s or 32s noting way big. What can I do to improve my MPG?
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:08 PM   #4
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x2. I bought a Jeep for mpg, but I also switched from a 2500 6.0 V8 4x4 crew cab 8 ft bed chevrolet. And my MPG didnt even change all the much

Dont buy a Jeep for MPG. There isnt anything cost effective to increase it either. Plan on getting 10-15mpg. If you baby it, you CAN get 16-18 out of it, but your not going to get that every tank. Jeeps are more about the addiction, the offroad prowlness, the on road fun, the comrodery etc.. not MPG. If you do buy a jeep, every red, silver, and green cent you have will go to gas and mods. Period. You no longer will have a social life except the trial. Its a lifestyle, extremely addicting, and its more fun than being able to shoot a minigun in your backyard everyday for free.

You want good gas mileage and 4wd, look at Toyota 4runners or Toyota Tacomas with the 31" tire TRD package. Those get lower-mid 20s. If you just need a commuter car with good gas mileage, a convertable car will get you upper 20s low 30s, cost much less to maintain, and be much easier to deal with on a daily basis.




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Old 05-18-2007, 11:38 PM   #5
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I should have put in a little back ground.
I have a 91 toyota MR2. it has a 2.0 turbo motor that has to have at least 91 oct. and gets 20mpg. I dont drive all that much 10 miles a day. but the problem with the turbo car is when the turbo spools up It probly more addictive then the jeep, and sends money down the drain.
My last truck was an 89 4runner and thats what I would like to get back in to, but I was offered a trade for a 90 wrangler and thought that it was pretty close match on the trail if not better.(better my love for toyotas just wont let me admit it) I dont know if it has a auto or not. If it does I plan on stearing clear. Im assuming it has the same auto thats in the cherokees that I see needed replaced all the time.
sorry for the long post but Im really looking for some thing I can not wory about braking and drive every day ans have a little fun on the weekend and might even pull a boat out the the lake ( a 18 footter small )

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I should have put in a little back ground.
I have a 91 toyota MR2. it has a 2.0 turbo motor that has to have at least 91 oct. and gets 20mpg. I dont drive all that much 10 miles a day. but the problem with the turbo car is when the turbo spools up It probly more addictive then the jeep, and sends money down the drain.

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sorry for the long post but Im really looking for some thing I can not wory about braking and drive every day ans have a little fun on the weekend and might even pull a boat out the the lake ( a 18 footter small )
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You wont save any money with a Jeep. You already have an addicting personality, meaning you are gonna dump money in your Jeep like everyone else. You go offroading in your Jeep, expect to break something. I have a Rubicon with 20k and I have been wheeling 3 times. I now need 2 rims, a soft top, a rear main seal, a seat belt, and a few misc small things.

Its like riding a motorcycle or hiking. You dont buy a bike and expect not to drop it. You hope you wont, but it can and will happen. You dont go hiking and expect not to sweat.

Even if your just driving on pavement, you can and will break something eventually, and that is amplified 100 fold offroad in ANY vehicle. Think of it like driving your MR2 to work, than putting some slicks on it and taking it to the track every other weekend. You KNOW somethings gonna give sometime soon at the tracks

Jeeps are a blast if its your thing, but dont expect it to save you any money bro
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well Im not trying to save money just trying to brake even.....
I think I can that and with a jeep its way easier to work on thats the main problem im having with the MR2 3 days for a shop to do a water pump is a bit much. I don’t plan on any heavy off roading( we’ll see how long that lasts) just a little fun, and get outside more.
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well Im not trying to save money just trying to brake even.....
I think I can that and with a jeep its way easier to work on thats the main problem im having with the MR2 3 days for a shop to do a water pump is a bit much. I don’t plan on any heavy off roading( we’ll see how long that lasts) just a little fun, and get outside more.
If you are looking to just drive it occasionally, and maybe take it on back trails to get away, a jeep can be a good vehicle to have. These guys are talking about going out to drive over big rocks, through streams and shallow rivers, or seeing if they can get through mud up to the running boards, or higher. That kind of strain on the vehicle will kill it. I have been driving jeeps since 1999 and the biggest expense has been the usual stuff you would have with any vehicle. Oil changes, tires, brakes, water pump, radiator, various seals, crank position sensor, clutch, catalytic converter, etc. Yes jeeps are higher maintenance than a Honda, or Toyota, but the payback is the freedom to wander, not wonder.

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You go offroading in your Jeep, expect to break something. I have a Rubicon with 20k and I have been wheeling 3 times. I now need 2 rims, a soft top, a rear main seal, a seat belt, and a few misc small things.
I've had my Jeep for almost 8 years now. I go wheeling at least twice a month. The only thing I have ever broken is a stock sway bar connect, that was coming out anyway that weekend for JKS Disconnects.
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I've had my Jeep for almost 8 years now. I go wheeling at least twice a month. The only thing I have ever broken is a stock sway bar connect, that was coming out anyway that weekend for JKS Disconnects.
I did not mean that Jeeps are poorly built vehicles by any means, I appologize if it came off that way. What I meant was Jeeps are not maintnance free, and they are not invincible on the trail, especially for a novice that doesnt know when to get off the skinny peddle. As I said with the MR2, I am sure his car was extrmely reliable, but as soon as you slap slicks on it and drop the clutch at the drag strip, you dont exactly expect it to last forever either

Just dont expect it to hold together with out ever breaking if your gonna offroad is all im saying. Dirt roads arent an issue, but your not gonna sink it in mud, or climb a rock wall, every day for 10 years without an issue
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Oh I know JC, I was just providing another point of view is all. I think everyone knows what you're saying.
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i'm still not sure how to quote properly on these forums....

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What do you mean? You press the quote button and there you go.. I usually put the quoted part on top since i'm answering or responding to something some 1 said while other put it on the bottom.. Whatever works for you.. If you want to multi quote.. press the smaller " button next to the quote button on each post you want to quote and when you're done (should turn different color). press the actual quote button and thats how you multi quote....
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What do you mean? You press the quote button and there you go.. I usually put the quoted part on top since i'm answering or responding to something some 1 said while other put it on the bottom.. Whatever works for you.. If you want to multi quote.. press the smaller " button next to the quote button on each post you want to quote and when you're done (should turn different color). press the actual quote button and thats how you multi quote....
well, #&!@.....i kept tryin to use the quote icon in the message reply box. :o
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well, #&!@.....i kept tryin to use the quote icon in the message reply box. :o
cool.. the quote button next to the thread you want to quote.. the bottom one doesnt work.. i wonder why its even there lol

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