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Topic Review (Newest First)
07-31-2009 10:13 PM
jtalar gas mileage? Jeep=toolshed on wheels, no such thing as gas mileage
07-31-2009 06:06 PM
My other car

My other car is a Jeep Liberty which gets 16-18mpg, maybe 24mpg on the highway. So I knew what I was getting into with another jeep.

I could have bought a car shaped like a teardrop, that would slide on ice, get stuck in mud and increase my smugness. Not enough torque or acceleration.

I love my refrigerator on wheels and I certainly don't need a higher smugness level
07-31-2009 03:44 PM
Sb5551 I get 14.5 with 35's and 3.55s in the rear.
07-31-2009 03:24 PM
Originally Posted by tersian View Post

I do have a problem, I love to accelerate and have an inline four.
I would think having a 4 Cylinder Wrangler is the absolute best thing for your "problem."

Sort of like making an alcoholic move to Utah.

The pictures are nice.
07-31-2009 02:57 PM
sirphipps Wow... I get 15 on a good day. 06 unlimited 4.0.... It could still be breaking in... It only has 3k on it with factory 30's
07-31-2009 12:06 AM
islandmonkey loooool

4cyl sucks it looks like !!!
07-30-2009 08:25 PM
mudslinger150 yeah im looking at a constant 16.5 MPG. its a 98 with 31's 4.0

07-30-2009 07:49 PM
Gas Mileage

I do have a problem, I love to accelerate and have an inline four.
07-30-2009 05:00 PM
chewy i don't feel so bad, i'm getting 17-18 mpg, running 31"s and a 2" lift. i thought i was getting bad mileage.
07-30-2009 04:53 PM
BSing Its a jeep.

I get like 13 mpg at best and only run 31's
07-30-2009 11:50 AM
islandmonkey 12mpg? You might have a serious problem, I am getting 18 all the time....

Originally Posted by tersian View Post
This might explain the 12 mpg that I get in my 97 TJ.

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07-28-2009 01:45 AM
filthy jeep Yeah it was lifted with 2.5 in coils in the front and spacers in the back. It was scary. I kept looking at the hood and front fenders shaking thinking something is gonna give.
07-28-2009 01:31 AM
njkeagle 96mph? That would have been pretty scary. Lifted?
07-28-2009 01:26 AM
filthy jeep Ha Ha! thats a funny picture. I got my TJ up to 96mph downhill. I thought my whole front end was gonna rip off and blow away. You can really feel the wind force pushing on the grill. I had a gps unit and just was curious to see what it would do pegged out. Not doing that ever again
07-28-2009 12:32 AM
350chevrolet i saw a pic one time comparing the aerodynamics of a wrangler to that of a fridge with wheels, the fridge won lol. i almost never go over 50 in my heep so i dont think aerodynamics mean much. i think i get bad mileage because i need new o2 sensors and probably a cat.
07-27-2009 10:49 PM
Bad Gas Mileage / Drives like a Brick

I just found some funny pictures of the aerodynamics of a car vs the aerodynamics of a jeep wrangler.
This might explain the 12 mpg that I get in my 97 TJ.

I still choose a wrangler.

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