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05-21-2013 10:28 PM
06 Red Rubicon When you drive your JK 80 miles nearly every day you've gotta do something to keep you entertained lol
05-21-2013 10:19 PM
Schocker65 I get the idea of the original post.

I drive my '12 2d like an old man, and I am now getting 21-22 overall. I feel fortunate that I am getting that kind of mileage.

Is it just me, or the fact that I'm really tired that is making the concept of "hypermiling" in a Wrangler completely hilarious? I was literally giggling out loud about that moments ago. I need to go to bed.
05-21-2013 09:48 PM
ohioviper Best thing you can do is save face not reply and let this one die.........
05-21-2013 09:02 PM
06 Red Rubicon Here we go again lol, beating the dead horse with a stick.

On my worst tanks I get 360-380 filling up with 20 gallons equalling 18-19 with my road conditions. Best ever of 464 23mpg. Since i drive 2,000 miles a month its something i just think about and I'm surely not the only one. Just because you can't get it doesn't mean someone else can't. If you watch the video it's not just stop and go.

I would change the title but it would probably offend those who still don't get the simple fun point lol
05-21-2013 08:10 PM
12JKUR Thread title needs to be changed to "evaporation rate on the back of a tow truck".

05-21-2013 08:02 PM
jerryn
all I got to say in response

LMAO ... 4000lb vehicle + 3.6L engine + stop and go traffic = @18mpg if you are lucky

Sometimes when I'm light on the accelerator taking the back roads and not going over 45mph
I can hit 22mpg if there's no traffic. But If I stop.. or decide to have some fun... 19mpg
I'd say my average mpg is 19.4 mpg When I'm off roading I get 15mpg
05-21-2013 07:05 PM
fireguy
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Originally Posted by dreinecke View Post
My '12 JKU gets 21.3 average from Monument to Denver, CO over 500 miles every week. The computer thinks it is about 21.6. I use the manual calculations. I have a 6-speed, 3:73 LDS and an AEV 2.5 DualSport with 285 Duratracs. The key to my driving is that it is 90% highway at 70-75 with little stopping in traffic. Going out to Missouri and only stopping for gas I averaged 23. The other key to my mileage is how I drive it. If I take it easy, I can get the same average every week. Drive like I stole it and it dives to 16MPG.
I am at 18.1 to 18.9 commuting from Conifer to Denver, but when out on the flatland and at 75 / 80 mph I am at upper 17's if there is no wind. The auto and 34" tires are the difference for mine. City driving down to 16.5 or so.
05-21-2013 06:47 PM
rundm Well, I did squeeze out 14 mpg on my last tank full. I only wish that mine could get 18 but then again, I didn't buy it for the economy. It wouldn't get 16 mpg before I added tires, lift and bumpers.
05-21-2013 06:30 PM
madeinhb People don't buy wranglers to try and squeeze some extra mpg's out of them. If it happens then cool but they aren't expecting it.
05-20-2013 08:21 PM
06 Red Rubicon Update: Due to the abundance of brain children with comments based off their ignorance and inability to read I must add a few notes lol:

27mpg is not a pump calculated average but based off the lower end of the evic.

Tho i never believed the evic readings, I have calculated most my 18-20mpg average tanks to be just below where the evic reads which is why I said 27mpg rather than the 29mpg it got up to.

The whole point is just the fun of trying to squeeze out the most mpg even for just a short period of time. It's not that 27mpg is something you can expect on a daily basis but that if you are getting 16mpg in any case there is room for improvement.
05-20-2013 07:46 PM
06 Red Rubicon Here you go Peter Griffin

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/...ps49bf241d.mp4

By the way, I've only claimed 23.2 calculated mpg and there are several who have claimed higher. Someone else just posted they got 26.5 calculated mpg.

Can't believe how the simple point of 27mpg based on evic flew over the head of sooooo many lol
05-20-2013 01:45 PM
dalearyous yep and no video, phony!

Family Guy - Big Fat Phony. - YouTube
05-20-2013 12:50 PM
Miser This one is really hilarious! The only way a wrangler would get 27 MPG, is if was going down hill, or being towed!
This thread may have been started as a joke?????????
05-20-2013 12:32 PM
Jeeps_and_Boats The experiment continues, and will be wrapped up at this tank.

On pampering and being light on the gas in all city driving (lots of hills) I have gotten the mileage up to 18.3 on the computer.

True mileage is worse on calculation.

Tanks almost empty, and soft top on seems to affect the mileage more than I expected.

Conclusion is that I'm saving a whopping $3.50 a tank for being super light. I'm abandoning this survey and getting back to normal.

Quasi hypermile'ing is entertaining, but no real practicality.
05-19-2013 04:46 PM
DJL2 I was astounded to fill up today and calculate a whopping 18.8 mpg. I suppose that's not super awesome - but, I wasn't driving with particular attention to mileage, so it was sort of cool to see. The other thing was that, being I filled up promptly after the light came on, my JK took on a whopping 16.6 gallons of fuel. At 312 miles on the trip meter, with another 6 gallons in tank, I suppose I could have rode in on fumes and momentum at just a touch over 400 miles on that tank of gas. That's sort of cool if you think about it too. Honestly, for me, the single biggest difference maker, apart from driving style, has been fuel quality. Crappy winter fuel mileage = drive it like you stole it summer fuel mileage.
05-19-2013 03:47 PM
06 Red Rubicon Several cant read lol, I've only posted a handful of times that I got 23mpg by calculating it by dividing miles by gallons filled. Some seem to think 27mpg in any case is only done by a hybrid unicorn jeep. However I had to achieve more than 23mpg at some point of the tank to make up for the stops. Tho I bought it for trailing and daily, I typically don't think about mileage. I have driven mine 7,500 in the last 4 months so I can only wonder.
05-19-2013 11:28 AM
Wingsnut72 I've got 33"x10.5" tires, 4:10 gears, and we just got back from a trip to Wyoming. My mpg was all over the place. It all depends on which way the wind is blowing. We had a 30mph tail wind. We were traveling at 70 mph, and we were getting 24.8 average over an hour back to Casper Wy. On the way out there we averaged about 14.6 with the 30 mph headwind while traveling at 70 mph. When the wind isn't blowing 65mph=18.5mpg, and 70mph=16.5mpg. By design out Jeeps are heavily influenced by wind direction/speed. After the trip I don't really care anymore...it offered an amazing vacation experience no other vehicle could offer...no matter the mpg it gets.
05-19-2013 09:54 AM
HoustonRider Sounds like the truck forums when someone gets 23mpg with their 8800lb 6.7 diesel lol.

Like several have said, fill it up, drive till u need gas, fill up again and divide miles/gallons added. Not "maybe 2gals left" or reset the computer all day long. Fill up to fill up is your mileage. Anything else is bs.

On my wife's 2013 Jk 2 door, she gets 16mpg all the time. No better, no worse. The stupid JGC gets 11-12. My 8800lb truck does much better that the Grand Cherokee. We also have a 12 F150 Eco and 12 F250 6.7. If you keep em all under 65 mph, u get good mileage. Anything more and the mileage drops like a rock.

When ur fuel bill is $600-700/mo you are very aware of your actual mileage, not what calculations you use to make you feel better
05-18-2013 02:02 PM
06 Red Rubicon I think some just misinterpreted whole point, the evic is obviously not exact tho close once its settled. It's more of just the wonder of how much could the truck get if you we're really trying. My best pump calculated mpg being 23.2 had me wondering how much higher it could of been since I had a trailer behind on the first 1/8 tank. Most my tanks are 18-20 but I'm never paying attention to it anyway.
05-18-2013 01:33 PM
reddragons
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Originally Posted by pepatrick View Post
I get 27mpg and I paid 20% below invoice for my 2013 JKU Sahara...NOT!!!
I got my JKU Rubicon Hybrid for free!!
05-18-2013 01:08 PM
Miser WOW, 27 MPG, you had better hold on to that one!
My Rubicon runs approx. 16 to 20, depending on where I drive it and how heavy my foot is!
05-18-2013 10:48 AM
DJL2 The Jeep's EVIC is - well, "touched" as we sometimes say about our more special folks. Between the clock losing time and the EVIC being perpetually and demonstrably inaccurate, I feel like we have clear proof that Chrysler needs to fire its software engineers and hire someone that actually knows something about programming. Sadly, during their multi-year partnership with Daimler-Benz it never occurred to anyone that learning how to make a clock that works or correctly track the engines fuel consumption was worth learning.

If I am really, really conservative and keeping the speed down in the 45-50 mpg area I can occasionally crack 20 mpg if everything's going well. Do I believe someone could log 27+ mpg in a JK in combined driving over an a full tank? No, not really. Provide mathematical proof that it is even possible and I'd consider such claims in accordance with the assessed probability of their occurrence. Perhaps, once Chrysler figure out this whole EVIC thing they can be sensible and provide instantaneous fuel consumption numbers - far more valuable while driving than a running average.
05-18-2013 01:21 AM
WranglerKCCO I have a 2012 JKU sport and what I love about it is that no matter how I drive it I get around 18-20 MPG
05-17-2013 11:59 PM
dreinecke My '12 JKU gets 21.3 average from Monument to Denver, CO over 500 miles every week. The computer thinks it is about 21.6. I use the manual calculations. I have a 6-speed, 3:73 LDS and an AEV 2.5 DualSport with 285 Duratracs. The key to my driving is that it is 90% highway at 70-75 with little stopping in traffic. Going out to Missouri and only stopping for gas I averaged 23. The other key to my mileage is how I drive it. If I take it easy, I can get the same average every week. Drive like I stole it and it dives to 16MPG.
05-17-2013 11:50 PM
06 Red Rubicon Well what the fuck I bought 3 rubicons because I was told they got better gas mileage, I think I've been scammed. What they didn't tell me tho was how nasty of a 2nd gear scratch I could get or how easily it could beat a hemi ram or 4.6 GT
05-17-2013 09:41 PM
Pennsyman Sounds hokey....my computer said 18.4 the other day....and I was happy! Doing the tank math, its around 17 or 18 consistently.....we all know the truth here folks.....gas mileage ain't the reason we bought 'em.
05-17-2013 09:08 PM
pepatrick It's the new Jeep Priusicon
05-17-2013 08:23 PM
06 Red Rubicon Again, If only I had time to putt around like today and do that I sure would like to see what's the most I can get for fun. ATM it's at 22.3 driving normal
05-17-2013 07:54 PM
Ptrowski
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Originally Posted by 06 Red Rubicon View Post

Not to be mean but if you READ you can see where I posted miles to the tank and calculated ACTUAL mpg. Also stated how I don't have the time to putt around for a whole tank so it would be hard to test it out.

Of course the gauge is off somewhat from actual, however after a few mins it settles and is pretty close to the actual which I've found from testing.
A few minutes is nothing. Give it a few days and then post again.
05-17-2013 05:40 PM
06 Red Rubicon
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Originally Posted by madeinhb View Post
There is no way. You keep stating how many miles left, blah blah blah.

It's simple. Full tank up, reset trip meter, when you fill up next- take the miles from trip meter and divide by how many gallons the gas pump said you put in. That's the true milage. The computer isn't true at all.
Not to be mean but if you READ you can see where I posted miles to the tank and calculated ACTUAL mpg. Also stated how I don't have the time to putt around for a whole tank so it would be hard to test it out.

Of course the gauge is off somewhat from actual, however after a few mins it settles and is pretty close to the actual which I've found from testing.
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