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12-24-2008 03:04 PM
Triple88a where the hell is he? he sold his jeeps and hes gone lol. Been while since i've seen any of his posts.
12-24-2008 02:22 PM
bpowa
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
nah this guy is horrible at figuring out mpg

CALLING, MR. C!!!
12-24-2008 01:34 PM
Triple88a nah this guy is horrible at figuring out mpg
12-24-2008 01:29 PM
MoA
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Originally Posted by bpowa View Post
I was joking.. you and others arguing about accuracy of your gas milage.. lol

its funny to even argue about it. entertaining reading it.
i wish mr C. was here to keep it even more entertaining
12-24-2008 01:28 PM
MoA
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
yeah a thing in the past till it goes up to 5 bucks again

It appears that it has started going up a bit by bit here. Was 1.60 last month, now its 1.70-1.80
its xmas time silly.. you know how busy roads have gotten around here? i was in indy the other day and i wanted to kill myself there were sooo many people there.. especially around the malls

i'd say after the holidays gas will be back down.. i always said wait until bush was gonna leave office.. then the gas would somehow drop back down to pre-9-11 prices
12-24-2008 01:28 PM
bpowa I was joking.. you and others arguing about accuracy of your gas milage.. lol

its funny to even argue about it. entertaining reading it.
12-24-2008 11:26 AM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by bpowa View Post
here we go again
please explain.
12-24-2008 03:48 AM
firefighter8816
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Originally Posted by muskegonjohn View Post
In addition to keeping it tuned up I loose the back seat when possible, drive 60 mph (your crazy going faster then that in a Wrangler anyway), and keep the tires inflated to around 41 psi. I get about 23 highway.
Here in Germany you cant do anything under 75 on the Autobahn with out going under the min. speed limit. Semi-trucks will pass you. I average 85- 95MPH and 9MPG. With a 2" lift 31*10.50.R15 M/T inflated to 45PSI, Dynomax Superflow cat-back, aFe cold air intake, Edge Trail Jamer chip, and a bored out TB.
12-22-2008 07:04 PM
bpowa
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
well i have 35" tires with 6" of lift (3.73 gearing, 4.0 5 speed) and my rig stays at about 1700rpm at about 50mph and about 1800 at 60mph.. I have a custom 3" intake, bored out throttle body, 2.5" catback exhaust (full with 2.5" tail pipe), electric fan conversion (i think thats about it on the performance side).. My rig holds speed at such low rpms with no problem, It runs very smooth so either people are wrong, or they are full of it, or repeating what other have said, or the mods actually make a difference and the people saying otherwise are still wrong.

Also cant forget i was barely getting 180miles per tank stock before the gas light turned on, now i go way past that. I just filled up today 271 on the odometer when the light first turned on and i filled up few tenths above 16 gallons.
here we go again
12-22-2008 02:27 PM
Jeepmanj20 Best i got was 19 at the end of summer. Was getting 15-16 when i first got it. Free flowing exaust really helped and so did my Banks intake. Now its winter and im getting 16-17.
12-21-2008 03:34 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by MoA View Post
good gas milage is a thing of the past..
yeah a thing in the past till it goes up to 5 bucks again

It appears that it has started going up a bit by bit here. Was 1.60 last month, now its 1.70-1.80
12-21-2008 02:52 PM
MoA good gas milage is a thing of the past..

gas is only 1.60 now =D

but yah, my jeep use to get 16-20 mpg depending on my driving.. now i get 12-15 mpg when i do drive it.. but then again it doesnt see highways anymore =D
12-21-2008 02:25 PM
muskegonjohn In addition to keeping it tuned up I loose the back seat when possible, drive 60 mph (your crazy going faster then that in a Wrangler anyway), and keep the tires inflated to around 41 psi. I get about 23 highway.
12-20-2008 10:32 PM
Rogue I have a 2002 TJ with the 4.0 and 74,000 miles, and I am averaging about 10 to 11 mpg. I, too, need some good advice as I feel the gas mileage should be better. I changed the plugs recently, and saw no change. The engine is bone stock, but I have a 4" lift with 33" x 12.50 tires with a 3.07 stock gear ratio front and rear. I drive responsibly, and steadily accelerate instead of gunning the engine...

Will gears help, since the stock gears may be bogging the engine and consuming more fuel? (move from 3.07 to 4.56)

What modifications, specifically, would you guys suggest to increase MPG? (Free flow air filter, bigger cold air intake, spacers, exhausts, computer chips, electric fans, etc.)

Help me out guys!
12-09-2008 12:29 AM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by Eric554 View Post
I have a stock 2000 TJ and i get around 13-14 in the city... it sucks.
Thats what i used to get stock too.
12-09-2008 12:22 AM
Eric554 I have a stock 2000 TJ and i get around 13-14 in the city... it sucks.
12-03-2008 01:23 AM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by cork1958 View Post
I could possibly get 20mpg if I didn't drive highway as much as I do.
Not really, city is worse. Stop and go traffic kills mpg. If you are lucky to go to work other than the rush hours, then the stop signs and stop lights will get you for sure.

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Originally Posted by namsnik View Post
I Was wondering if a TB spacer or cold air would help the Tj out at all? Will have 33s on it this weekend I think they should help me gain a little on the highway.
well there are some people here that will argue that bellow 2000 rpm is too low to drive on 5th gear and, the rig will bog and it will not be able to hold speed.

well i have 35" tires with 6" of lift (3.73 gearing, 4.0 5 speed) and my rig stays at about 1700rpm at about 50mph and about 1800 at 60mph.. I have a custom 3" intake, bored out throttle body, 2.5" catback exhaust (full with 2.5" tail pipe), electric fan conversion (i think thats about it on the performance side).. My rig holds speed at such low rpms with no problem, It runs very smooth so either people are wrong, or they are full of it, or repeating what other have said, or the mods actually make a difference and the people saying otherwise are still wrong.

Also cant forget i was barely getting 180miles per tank stock before the gas light turned on, now i go way past that. I just filled up today 271 on the odometer when the light first turned on and i filled up few tenths above 16 gallons.
12-02-2008 11:54 PM
namsnik I bought my 99 TJ for my DD. The mileage seems to be right about where I thought it would be 14/20. Seems pretty good considering the Lightning only gets about 9mpg (475hp). Was wondering if a TB spacer or cold air would help the Tj out at all? Will have 33s on it this weekend I think they should help me gain a little on the highway.
12-02-2008 11:08 AM
cork1958 I have a 2001 TJ, 4.0, 5 speed.

I've been keeping pretty good track of my mileage since getting my Jeep in July. Been averaging 16-18mpg's regularly.

Put regular AT's on it a month or 2 ago. No noticeable mpg difference between those and the off road tires I had on it. Except noise, of course!

Staying 65 or under DEFINITELY makes a difference though. I could possibly get 20mpg if I didn't drive highway as much as I do. Would take a concentrated effort on slow take offs and everything else.
12-02-2008 03:28 AM
kylebgt
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Originally Posted by nitrous_bob View Post
thanks guys.... i kinda thought so

it's just a hard pill to swallow when my mustang gets 21mpg

4.10 gears 5.0 and goes 12's, thats why i ask. (of course it's 500 lbs lighter too) my 2000 cherokee i leased brand new was around the 20 mpg mark

i'll experiment a little keeping it under 65 and see what happens

and to answer some of the q's, yes tires are aired up actually put them at 38 or so to make for any leaks i might have... will double check in a week and adjust accordingly

air filter is good, haven't checked the fuel filter yet.
I feel your pain!!
I have a 2000 GT 5spd with plenty of performance upgrades. I'm still able to get 24mpg in it. On the other hand my stock 2.5 Jeep gets 15-18
I have owned plenty of vehicles and my wrangler is the ONLY one that actually slows while rolling down a hill in neutral! There is a stretch of road I travel where I can put my Mustang in neutral and roll for 2 miles dropping maybe 5mph in the process. On that same stretch I have to leave the wrangler in 5th otherwise it will slow down in a block.
12-01-2008 07:16 PM
Triple88a 38? put them up to about 60.. you might get them to measure 32"


(jk..dont actually do it)
12-01-2008 07:11 PM
nitrous_bob thanks guys.... i kinda thought so

it's just a hard pill to swallow when my mustang gets 21mpg

4.10 gears 5.0 and goes 12's, thats why i ask. (of course it's 500 lbs lighter too) my 2000 cherokee i leased brand new was around the 20 mpg mark

i'll experiment a little keeping it under 65 and see what happens

and to answer some of the q's, yes tires are aired up actually put them at 38 or so to make for any leaks i might have... will double check in a week and adjust accordingly

air filter is good, haven't checked the fuel filter yet.
12-01-2008 10:02 AM
agphotosnatj x2 about the mpg over 65. My Sahara averages btwn 19-21 mpg depending on whether I use the A/C or not--as long as I keep it 65 or under. Over 65 mpg goes down FAST. After talking with other Jeep owners in the area I've discovered my mpg is a bit higher than most--avg seems to run abt 16-18.
12-01-2008 04:23 AM
scotiez your about average for milage. There are different gear ratios out there so everyones is different for running on the Hwy. My Jeep runs smooth, and with the best milage when i run at or below 65mph with the RPMs between 1900 and 2100. Once your over the 65mph it eats up gas, atleast mine does. I have proven this many times by driving between Grand Forks, and Fargo which is about 80 miles one way. This applies to my jeep only now. You'll have to experiment on what is best for yours. But even with other vehicles i have had. I have gotten better milage by driving 5 to 10 mph slower then the posted interstate speed ( which is 75mph).
12-01-2008 12:57 AM
bpowa I get 14 with a hard top e-fan and 32'' tires. soft top I get 13. hell I can finally afford to drive the jeep daily.. since gas is under 2 bucks..

I would be happy with 16mpg.
11-30-2008 03:57 PM
ExDementia I used to get 17-18 in the city then 21 on the freeway with my Ford Ranger with a 4.0... Had more power than my Jeep too...
11-30-2008 03:43 PM
Triple88a 6k miles over.. lol
11-30-2008 03:15 PM
Atthehop I know that but this way the actual mileage will be higher when I sell it at 200K.
11-30-2008 02:24 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by Atthehop View Post
It tends to lug under 2,500 rpm so I keep it there or above......But the tires put the odometer off, reads lower with the 30's over the stock rubber, so the actual MPG is a little higher.
-lol get a 4.0L. 2500rpm there you have some good power
-I assume the stockers were 29ns? thats barely any difference.. roughly 3%... in other words whatever you get on your odometer, multiply it by 1.03 and that is your real distance.. same thing with the speed. You're going 50mph, multiply it by 1.03 and that is ur real speed. The solution to that would be to replace the speedometer gear but that is honestly a waste of time for such a small difference.



panhead, how many bolts will you have left over is what determines that 8-9mpgs
11-30-2008 02:17 PM
64panhead i was getting like 12mpg before i tore it apart. i hope to be getting 8-9mpg when i get it back togather
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