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03-10-2013 07:33 AM
jimmy_buckle Just realised I also have Currie anti-rocks.....the more I research the better this jeep becomes.
03-08-2013 09:19 PM
jimmy_buckle haha yeah the SS Holden's in Aus are pretty boss. Although they are due for a huge revamp in 2015 I think which means that they are going the way of the small sedan. I think sales are dwindling so for Holden it makes sense.

Although I have heard word of Holden reinventing the Torana which would be pretty sweet.

And if you want a holden I think they are making a push into the US but they all have chevy badges....and maybe a chevy engine...not too sure
03-08-2013 08:08 PM
Kilroy
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Originally Posted by jimmy_buckle View Post
Not sure if this is correct but on the way home from picking the car up (I had to travel 7 hours to get it) I travelled approximately 200kms and used about 23 litres (metric measurements). Now my dad was in another car (holden commodore, super common in Aus) and he used about 20 litres of fuel. He was on lpg though not petrol or diesel.

So using this website

CalculateMe.com - Convert Liters Per 100 Kilometers to Miles Per Gallon (Imperial)

I am getting around 24 miles to the gallon (imperial)

Now I may seem totally ignorant here and possibly have screwed it up and I will take measurements over the next few days/weeks to confirm what I think. In the end it doesn't really matter. I love driving it, it was pretty cheap and it makes me feel good......and in the end that's all that really matters.
Your 24 mpg Imperial is 20 mpg US. And that is really good.
03-08-2013 06:45 PM
Motowithy No idea on the gas mileage but glad to see you are enjoying the jeep. It just gets better. Side note; I am completely jealous of all the awesome Holden vehicles you Aussies have had over the years.
03-08-2013 06:36 PM
jimmy_buckle Not sure if this is correct but on the way home from picking the car up (I had to travel 7 hours to get it) I travelled approximately 200kms and used about 23 litres (metric measurements). Now my dad was in another car (holden commodore, super common in Aus) and he used about 20 litres of fuel. He was on lpg though not petrol or diesel.

So using this website

CalculateMe.com - Convert Liters Per 100 Kilometers to Miles Per Gallon (Imperial)

I am getting around 24 miles to the gallon (imperial)

Now I may seem totally ignorant here and possibly have screwed it up and I will take measurements over the next few days/weeks to confirm what I think. In the end it doesn't really matter. I love driving it, it was pretty cheap and it makes me feel good......and in the end that's all that really matters.
03-08-2013 09:32 AM
Rayko
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Originally Posted by 5spdftw View Post
What he is getting at is that in Australia, there are more liters in each gallon. Thus, the distance covered per gallon is greater (higher mpg). His Jeep is no more efficient, he just has larger gallons. So instead of having a 19.5 gallon tank, he only has about a 16.2 gallon tank when switched to imperial gallons.
Thank You Hope Kyle 32 gets your explanation.
03-08-2013 08:09 AM
Kilroy everything IS Bigger in Australia. bigger Beers, Bigger Toilets.....
03-08-2013 06:49 AM
jimmy_buckle G'Day everybody......it's funny I hardly ever address anybody with G'Day. But because I'm Australian I get to deal with the stereotype haha.

And yeah I see where you're coming from with the measurements and how good my mileage is.....or kilometerage is haha.

I will have a play with the computer over the next few days and see what happens but also pay more attention to my fuel meter and kms and work it out from there....but we work in kilometres and litres in Australia...metric all the way
03-07-2013 06:03 PM
5spdftw
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Originally Posted by kyle32 View Post
pretend your talking to a 5 year old.. what you said might make sense to some one els but it is way over my head
What he is getting at is that in Australia, there are more liters in each gallon. Thus, the distance covered per gallon is greater (higher mpg). His Jeep is no more efficient, he just has larger gallons. So instead of having a 19.5 gallon tank, he only has about a 16.2 gallon tank when switched to imperial gallons.
03-07-2013 05:58 PM
Jwolfer Thats an awesome deal. Especially over seas.
03-07-2013 05:38 PM
kyle32
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Originally Posted by Rayko View Post
1 US gallon = about 3.8L while an Australian (or imperial gallon) gallon = 4.55 L. Litres

Googled it, thats why your MPG is higher.
pretend your talking to a 5 year old.. what you said might make sense to some one els but it is way over my head
03-07-2013 05:37 PM
kyle32 you got a outstanding deal.. get at lest 15 for it in the states.. but that with the wheel in right spot :-P
03-07-2013 02:01 PM
Rayko 1 US gallon = about 3.8L while an Australian (or imperial gallon) gallon = 4.55 L. Litres

Googled it, thats why your MPG is higher.
03-07-2013 12:11 PM
TJMadness One hell of a deal man, congrats on the purchase and enjoy the ride.

Sick jeep as well
03-07-2013 12:00 PM
Rayko How does your weights and measure system work down there? In the US its 4 quarts to a gallon. In Canada I believe it's 5 Qts to the gallon(Imperial Gallon or something like that). That may be a reason for your great gas mileage.
Anyhoo, G'day mate. (always wanted to say that)
03-07-2013 08:10 AM
aaronarmenta Great looking jeep, but I do agree, I would bet that you fuel economy is supposed to be kmpg (?) . Your electronic device may be made to be used on an american jeep, and so it is possible it just takes a constant numerical value from the speedometer and considers it to be mpgs. My .02.

But yeah awesome jeep, you're way ahead on the mods bug
03-07-2013 07:44 AM
Kilroy If your front axle is not already a D44, it is probably a built up D30 since that is recommended with the 35's and a locker. That should be good to go, except some have failed when used aggressively in reverse. And that is just what I am told, as I have 31's with an E-Locker and have not broken mine.
03-07-2013 06:49 AM
jimmy_buckle Also would it be wise to change the front axle to a Dana 44???

STUDEBAKER V8 DANA 44 COMPLETE DIFF (VGC) | Other Parts & Accessories | Gumtree Australia Pyrenees Area - Avoca

Would something like that work? or not?
03-07-2013 01:16 AM
jimmy_buckle Hey Drew G. Yeah its a computer thing that has sensors around the car and tells me alot more info than the standard dashboard can. It's pretty good actually.

And AlexS I have no idea. That is highway driving and I don't smash along the highway. Just keep a steady speed and it seems to get around that figure.
03-06-2013 04:16 PM
Kilroy Better Gas? Maybe the wrong speedometer gear?
03-06-2013 03:47 PM
AlexS please teach me how to get 28-30 MPG!!!! I get half that!
03-06-2013 12:46 PM
DrewG
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Originally Posted by jimmy_buckle View Post
hahaha I thought I would get some response like that....I find it weird looking at all the American jeeps with it on the opposite side from me.
Yeah, I forgot Austrailia was all on the other side...I was about to post "Hey, your steering box isn't where it should be..." then I noticed all the steering was backwards...then I started looking at the engine bay and whoah...some things are right, some things are opposite. Made my head hurt for a minute. Great lookin Jeep though (even if the steering wheel IS on the wrong side). What's that doo-hickey on top of the steering column? Is that some kind of tuner, or does it just show you data from the computer from the OBDII port?
03-06-2013 10:47 AM
Motowithy Yeah I was wondering where the gas pedal was because all I saw was a speaker lol.
03-06-2013 08:24 AM
idiot magnet Here is your Jeep the correct way....
03-06-2013 08:07 AM
jimmy_buckle hahaha I thought I would get some response like that....I find it weird looking at all the American jeeps with it on the opposite side from me.
03-06-2013 08:05 AM
Kilroy You do need to move the steering wheel to the correct side of the vehicle....
03-06-2013 07:51 AM
jimmy_buckle Hey AlexS. Nah I meant mpg. I say mpg cause the sensor thing that sits on my steering wheel in front of the dash has the display of mpg. I have to play around with it and see if I can get it to display things in kms.

I am at uni and it has been super busy. Looking forward to spending some proper time getting it to be a sweet rig and just the way I like it

Thanks guys for any feedback. I am a newbie so any info is appreciated.

And cheers about the info about the axle being a Dana 44. That makes me happy to hear
03-06-2013 07:46 AM
Dare looks like a good deal...enjoy it
03-06-2013 07:45 AM
idiot magnet
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Originally Posted by Trailsnail View Post
That's on hell of a deal. I paid $10,000 for my 2001 with 172,000 miles and a similar set up. Good on ya. If your rear axle is a D35 without any upgrades, the shafts and/or gears will eventually break. Be prepared for an upgrade to the D35 or a swap to the 44.
Besides that, nice rig.
The rear axle is a Dana 44 if you look at one of the pics he has up with the rockcrusher diff cover. The Dana 35 is more of an oval.

You got a ton of great upgrades with your Jeep. The ARB lockers and hopefully better gears are several thousand dollars in upgrades alone.
The previous owner spent some money on that Jeep and you get to enjoy them now.
I'd buy 4 new tires and either keep the others as spares or sell them.
03-06-2013 07:36 AM
AlexS I think you mean kpg not mpg in your original post?
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