|09-28-2009 02:03 PM|
|NAVYCHIEF||look at past threads and consider the source.|
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|09-28-2009 12:53 PM|
|morphious||u can get close to this its takes some real ingenuity and a little understanding in hydrogen tech look into making a home brew hydrogen cell they work and u should be able to get more mpg's|
|09-27-2009 09:28 PM|
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|09-27-2009 07:58 PM|
|Thaskateguy||I remember standard pick up tires, from back in the day. they were tall and about 6" wide.But those don't seem to exist anymore. My Jeep reminds me some of My dads old 49 Chevy 1/2 ton. Plain and simple, and about the same gearing as my Jeep. I learned to drive in that thing.|
|09-27-2009 07:57 PM|
|NAVYCHIEF||put 4 of those hard rubber donuts on it and drive real slow. mpg should skyrocket.|
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|09-27-2009 06:59 PM|
|moneypit89||I know what you can do.......get a prius lol jk i dont know|
|09-27-2009 06:06 PM|
Actually putting those tires on was more of a spur of the moment thing. I just had to do it right then or it was the end of the world.
Just an FYI Thaskateguy, if I remember correctly I was turning about 4500-5k rpms and hadn't reached 60mph yet.
|09-27-2009 04:37 PM|
I think you might need to start looking at very specialized tires and wheels to get what you want. Tall, super skinny, high pressure and highway safe. Sounds like maybe a trailer tire?
|09-27-2009 04:35 PM|
Coyote: I think we know the real reason you put those tires on after dark. It reminds me of this picture for some reason:
|09-27-2009 03:16 PM|
|Levinoss||That is like putting baby shoes on 18 year old. =(|
|09-27-2009 03:10 PM|
You could go 185/65R15. I have a set of those so I can get my jeep into the garage.
I don't know if you can go much smaller than that. That is the equivalent of a 24.5" x 7.3" tire.
Here are a couple pics. Sorry they aren't the best, it was night when I put em on and parked it in the garage.
Like Lev said, the chances are this isn't going to work. The tires are going to be so small your going to have to redline the engine to do the speed limit.
If you want 30mpg you can have it with a Cummins 4BT turbo diesel engine swap.
|09-27-2009 02:56 PM|
I really think narrow 32's 33's look really good.
|09-27-2009 02:52 PM|
|Thaskateguy||I know I can't do much with the current "lego" shaped body, as far as wind resistance goes. But can do something about rolling resistance, I think.|
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|09-27-2009 08:59 AM|
You can go with the OEM tires and wheels that came on some jeeps.
They look like this...
The original tire size is 205/75R15 which when you convert to inches equals 27.1x8.1x15.
|09-27-2009 07:34 AM|
what do you have now
tires, motor gears, tranny, etc....?
|09-27-2009 12:46 AM|
I want to do some experimenting. I want to try the narrowest, tires I can put on my Jeep. Something that will hold like 40psi. I'm trying to figure out how to get maximum fuel efficiency. I'm looking for low rolling resistance. Looks make no difference to me, at this point. And for what I do, I have no need for bigger tires than are on half ton truck. I feel this thing should get at least 30mpg. My 6 cylinder Nissan Quest, gets in the high 20s, with the AC on.