Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Discussion Forums > Pictures Forum > First Time Jeep Owner

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: First Time Jeep Owner Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-14-2012 10:23 AM
Wrangler06
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaisyCutter View Post
I checked mileage over the last 2 days, working off duty jobs.

I filled the tank until it burped out fuel and the pump shut off. Then I drove 194 miles, and had a bit over half a tank left. I filled at the same station again until the tank burped out fuel and the pump shut off. The refill required 9.17 gallons.


That means I averaged 21.15 mpg. I did probably 80% on the freeway, but I also idled for about 15 minutes yesterday at the jobsite and played in the dirt for a couple minutes. I bet I could hit 22mpg if I were really dedicated.

I think the 2.4L DOHC and 6-speed setup might be one of more efficient combinations.

To top it off, my speedometer reads 2-3mph low at 45 (according to the roadside radar units). I've got to test the speedo versus the GPS to be sure. I might actually be getting ~5% better mileage than what I'm actually recording.
you are..i have an 06 speed 2.4L and on 235-75s i made a 4hr trip all interstate and got 23 mpg..with 31s i was around 20 to 21 on short interstate trips and 19 in town..recently ive been getting 16 to 17 and i dunno why...changed spark plug, air filter cleaned the throttle body which was already clean..no clue whats goin on..even put a couple lbs of air in the tires and hasnt helped...any who...my speedo is off abour 4mph untill i get to 60 then it gets worse..the trip i got 23 on i took the same trip on my 31s and got 18, didnt think it would drop that much but going 70 according to the gps but my speedo said 64 so the jeep didnt record as many miles as it should have so id guess with the right speedo gear i would get about 20 on highway trips....just gotta figure out how to get my 19mpg in the city back! haha
01-11-2012 01:11 PM
DaisyCutter I checked mileage over the last 2 days, working off duty jobs.

I filled the tank until it burped out fuel and the pump shut off. Then I drove 194 miles, and had a bit over half a tank left. I filled at the same station again until the tank burped out fuel and the pump shut off. The refill required 9.17 gallons.


That means I averaged 21.15 mpg. I did probably 80% on the freeway, but I also idled for about 15 minutes yesterday at the jobsite and played in the dirt for a couple minutes. I bet I could hit 22mpg if I were really dedicated.

I think the 2.4L DOHC and 6-speed setup might be one of more efficient combinations.

To top it off, my speedometer reads 2-3mph low at 45 (according to the roadside radar units). I've got to test the speedo versus the GPS to be sure. I might actually be getting ~5% better mileage than what I'm actually recording.
01-06-2012 12:41 PM
RatherBNarizona I'll look for you around!
01-06-2012 07:19 AM
JDsDream Wow. it looks great. Really clean. Congrats
01-06-2012 06:42 AM
1970Buick Congrats! Looks sweet. I dig the color and tire/wheel combo
01-05-2012 11:56 PM
DaisyCutter
First Time Jeep Owner

Last week I traded off my motorcycle for a Jeep Wrangler. Partly an impulse purchase, but mostly because I'm 34 years old and that's too old to have never played with a Wrangler.

I'm a 3rd gen AZ native, a bit of a farmboy, and I've owned several 4x4s. I've owned a Ram 2500 Hemi 4x4 for the past 8 years. I cleaned her up and benched her. She's just a hay hauler now. I've also had a couple Broncos, a fullsize Ranger, Ram 1500 4x4, etc.


AT any rate, I saw this 2005 TJ, and the price was reasonable (Wranglers are priced as if made of gold in AZ), so I gave it a new home. It's a 2.4L DOHC 6-speed.

Here are the pics:













I test drove it and it drove well, so I took it home before I bought it and gave it a thorough inspection. These Wranglers are so easy to figure out.

I discovered a fresh timing belt, fresh serpentine belt, fresh trans oil (not ATF). Both axles and the transfer case were topped off, but the fluid was a bit dirty. Appeared to have ATF in the transfer case. The underside was scratch free. I'm probably the first person ever to try 4LO. It looked virgin underneath.

As far as upgrades, I don't know where to start, but I'll try.

*Inside it's got a Kenwood detach face stereo and Tuffy center console.

*On the body it's got nerf bars, a good front bumper and lights, plus a new soft top.

*It's got new 31" BFGs and Dick Cepek wheels (I installed locks the day after I brought it home).

*It appears to have a 2" lift, coil spacers in front with Rancho shocks, and Rancho air bags in the rear, with a schrader valve in the rear bumper.

*It's got a really nice receiver hitch and tow package, LOL. I don't think I'll be towing, but I'll buy a metal hitch basket carrier thing.

*It feels like it's got some sort of traction device in the rear, LS or something.

*Under the hood it's got the Airaid and Powerjet chip junk, with an Optima battery. I'm not a fan of the bolt on gimmick stuff. The Airaid filter was loose when I first inspected, but the intake tube was clean downstream of the filter, so I don't think the engine vacuumed up much dust. It's also got Dynomax exhaust, which I like.



I spent a couple days listening to and tracking down rattles. I despise rattles. I'll be damned if this Wrangler didn't have a symphony of rattles, all resonating at different frequencies, and since they were all located in different areas it was like surround sound. I swear some of the rattles were transient, by that I mean they were "running away" from me. I'd hear it on one spot, move there, and then hear it in another. I tracked them all down, all proved to be benign... and were cured with LockTite or a small piece of rubber... one was courtesy of the Airaid filter vibrating on the strut that spans the firewall to the grill. That Airaid might come off if it doesn't shape up soon. I already had a stash of blue LockTite. 4-cyls probably naturally transmit more vibration than the I-6s.

I noticed a little weep from the power steering reservoir line at the cheep spring clamp, so I upgraded it with a proper hose clamp I had in my toolbox.

I like working on it, the Wrangler is just so simple and straight forward.

The little Wrangler appears to be getting mileage consistent with what I was hoping.

It's exactly what I wanted, you can even reference my first semi-ignorant post here from a couple months ago: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/4cyl...te-120860.html


See ya on the trails.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:25 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC