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01-03-2011 08:25 PM
BigEZ
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Originally Posted by jkaufman_95 View Post
Snookie reference really?
When I made that post I happened to be watching the South Park episode which makes fun of Jersey Shore...and the episode is hysterical, by the way.
01-02-2011 09:44 PM
neverfastenough1
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Originally Posted by Hammerwalk View Post
Damn... maybe I need a tune up. That is unless the Jeeps that are getting the 17+MPG average are the V6 engines.

Since i have been back in town, going from here to there, i am back up to 16mpg average. But rarely going over 70. (Btw, not trying to make this another thread about mileage, more interested in the trips people have taken in the Jeep)

Mine is I6 not V. The previous owner put one of those poweraid or raid whatever it is on it. Maybe that thing really does help, lol.
01-02-2011 09:26 PM
Search And Destroy
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Originally Posted by jefferyfghezzi View Post
Bought my 2005 WRANGLER X off Autotrader. I live in OHIO and wanted a rust free vehicle.I flew into Miami and drove back 13,000 miles in 2 days.I was deaf from the top flapping and set the cruse at 75 with an end result of 16mpg. It has 38,000 miles on it and I am pushing snow with it up here.

keep that underbody clean. you got it clean keep it clean!!! i know it's gonna be hard though in that salt and snowww.
01-02-2011 09:16 PM
Hammerwalk Damn... maybe I need a tune up. That is unless the Jeeps that are getting the 17+MPG average are the V6 engines.

Since i have been back in town, going from here to there, i am back up to 16mpg average. But rarely going over 70. (Btw, not trying to make this another thread about mileage, more interested in the trips people have taken in the Jeep)
01-02-2011 08:03 PM
neverfastenough1
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Originally Posted by jefferyfghezzi View Post
Bought my 2005 WRANGLER X off Autotrader. I live in OHIO and wanted a rust free vehicle.I flew into Miami and drove back 13,000 miles in 2 days.I was deaf from the top flapping and set the cruse at 75 with an end result of 16mpg. It has 38,000 miles on it and I am pushing snow with it up here.
You drove from Miami to Japan? 13000 miles is a long way. Its not even 4000 from Miami to Seattle. I just got back from my first trip in the TJ. Drove from Savannah to Charleston and back to visit the Aquarium with the kids and averaged just over 17mpg. I have 4" lift, 33's and a hardtop. 75-80 on the highway, and a lot of back road driving. That was a lot better than what I was expecting.

Edit: Now I see the Ohio part, so guess you meant 1300 miles, unless you took the long way home.
01-02-2011 12:37 PM
Simplegreenvr6 ^ adding a hard top will make the Jeep more streamline at the roof level. I don't think it'll be a HUGE jump in gas mileage. I'm talking from logic, not experience. Our vehicles were purpose-built vehicles; that being said, they were not designed to cut through the air. Just fill her up and enjoy
01-02-2011 09:56 AM
Arch Stanton I installed a Mopar cold-air intake when gas prices for high but didn't notice any difference in MPG. Will adding a hard top affect mpg? I read somewhere that it makes the Jeep more aerodynamic and actually saves gas. If I go from 31 to 33" tires, will re-gearing compensate for the bigger tires? How costly is re-gearing? Thanks.
01-02-2011 08:55 AM
jefferyfghezzi Bought my 2005 WRANGLER X off Autotrader. I live in OHIO and wanted a rust free vehicle.I flew into Miami and drove back 13,000 miles in 2 days.I was deaf from the top flapping and set the cruse at 75 with an end result of 16mpg. It has 38,000 miles on it and I am pushing snow with it up here.
01-02-2011 07:48 AM
neverfastenough1 I think it was pretty good for all the weight he had in her. I could be wrong, but I think every timeI went to the dealer, the sticker said 16 hwy, and I am sure they meant without all that weight. Both of my v8's get better mileage, but I still drive my Jeep everywhere.
01-02-2011 01:18 AM
Simplegreenvr6 I'm getting about the same mileage as you with around the same driving conditions, everyday. I think I'm just going to stop looking at the trip computer and just drive it and fill up when needed. Oh well! Can't wait for summer.
01-01-2011 10:41 PM
neverfastenough1 Every car takes longer to burn the first 1/4 tank. The tank is full long before the pump shuts off no matter what you are driving. Cut the pump off as son as it says full and it will be a different story, but you will have to stop to fill up more often. I can't fill mine up till the pump shuts off anyways, it sprays everywhere before it does.
01-01-2011 10:20 PM
alstjruby03 took a trip to the beach today got 17.9.stock ruby tires and wheels.
12-30-2010 04:34 PM
jkritter Not a christmas trip but last sept. wife and I loaded up my 2dr and headed out to colorado for a few days. The two of us, two little dogs and of course clothes and such, the jk was pretty full. I took the back seat out for the dogs kennel and then we were able to put a few things on top of it. We drove just under 1200 miles during the trip and she actually never complained once about not being comfortable or anything like that. Seems we avg right at 16mpg, and that was cruise set at 75mph and some cruising up in the mountains. Here is the jk at somewhere up around 11k ft. near trailridge pass near estes park.
12-30-2010 04:02 PM
McBear We did our 780mile run to 4WD from Kentucky to upper Ohio earlier this week in the 2004 Unlimited. The Garmin and and Jeep Odometers are within 0.1% of each other so calculations are quick and easy. The Garmin said we averaged 67.3MPH and the calculator said I averaged 17.09MPG. That's on Bridgestone Revo 30s.

We had pretty high winds from the West and a set of rims in the back that I didn't take out due to sleet before we left.
12-30-2010 01:13 PM
Hammerwalk
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Originally Posted by Ebxgsxr
this was a good read. i know now, ill never be taking my TJ to myrtle beach to visit the inlaws.
Myrtle beach huh? We go to Folly Beach alot. 21 hour straight drive from the Dallas / Ft. Worth area. Never in a Jeep though. Haven't and wont.
12-30-2010 01:02 PM
ryan932 did ten hours to new jersey over thanksgiving. if i remember i was at about 16mpg with my i-6, not to bad, the old liberty 3.7lt only got 14 or so, ran great but was crap on gas. only thing with the rough ride i was a bobble head for 10 hours and my neck hated me for it.
12-30-2010 06:53 AM
JimM Mine gets 7 mpg on the highway...
Or a zillion, depenbding on where you measure it...
12-30-2010 06:34 AM
Ebxgsxr this was a good read. i know now, ill never be taking my TJ to myrtle beach to visit the inlaws.
12-30-2010 02:35 AM
jkaufman_95
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Originally Posted by BigEZ
My 02 4.0/5spd/3.07s sucks gas like Snookie sucks down patron shots. Probably average 14mpgs. Highway can be even worse depending on these damned winter winds we've had this year. The congo rack helps w/storage, but hurts the mileage. Good thing she's not my DD.
Snookie reference really?
12-30-2010 02:35 AM
jkaufman_95 I've never checked my mpg and just like shell prefer to keep it that way. But I will be trailering it with another rig on the trailer with out commander to the trail whenever I can.
12-30-2010 12:32 AM
BigEZ My 02 4.0/5spd/3.07s sucks gas like Snookie sucks down patron shots. Probably average 14mpgs. Highway can be even worse depending on these damned winter winds we've had this year. The congo rack helps w/storage, but hurts the mileage. Good thing she's not my DD.
12-29-2010 01:56 PM
ESP If it helps any, my 2010 JK's gas needle will stay on the full mark longer than the rest of the time too. After about 50-60 miles it moves for the first time and then I can almost physically see it drop while driving. It was kinda shocking the first time but now I'm use to it. It kinda slows down around 1/2 full and then acts normal. It is weird.
12-29-2010 01:54 PM
Hammerwalk Kansas is just as bad and boring to drive through. One you prefer to do at night.
12-29-2010 01:42 PM
roadsuk I took my 01 TJ from Iowa to Utah this past Spring and I did alright. Loaded down with suitcases and tools and two of us I averaged between 16 and 17mpg over about 3500 miles including the wheeling and keeping in the 70-75mph range on the interstate. I got a worst tank of 11.8 going into a 35-45 headwind across the hell that is Nebraska and a best of 21.3 from Moab to Ouray. Not sure what happened from Moab to Ouray but I'll take it! I run 33s and 4:10s with a 5-speed and I am looking forward to doing it again.
12-29-2010 12:09 PM
89PBR96
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Originally Posted by Hammerwalk View Post
With that back seat out, i think there is a decent amount of room. Especially for something like a camping get-a-way for two. My Great Dane would fit in there (may he RIP) Hell, i got a 7' Christmas tree into my jeep , getting it out was another story....
lol at the tree congrats on the long trip and no problems
12-29-2010 11:56 AM
Hammerwalk With that back seat out, i think there is a decent amount of room. Especially for something like a camping get-a-way for two. My Great Dane would fit in there (may he RIP) Hell, i got a 7' Christmas tree into my jeep , getting it out was another story....
12-29-2010 11:50 AM
Wallygator Luckily for me its just the girlfriend and I when we travel any distance so out comes the back seat into the livingroom. Cats think its the best bed ever, lol. Lots of room then, yeah right. Pretty good tho if we are just doing a weekend camping trip. Any longer than that and we hook up the trailer to haul gear. Mileage, whats that???? Man I knew the Jeep was gonna be hard on fuel, but I went from an Sx getting 40+ miles to the gallon to the Jeep getting about 18-20 if I drive it right. Bit of a shock. But I wanted something to take me fishing and play in the woods with so I live with it.
12-29-2010 11:39 AM
530ktm I regeared mine to 4.56 with 33 inch tires but I have never checked mileage because nothing is accurate on a Jeep once mods have been done, even after changing the speedo gear. However, I do not notice any difference in distance I travel on a tank of gas from when it had 31's with 3.73 gearing. Oh yes, long distance traveling in the Jeep is probably not the most comfortable way to go either.
12-29-2010 11:29 AM
Hammerwalk @004, I plan on a lift to accommodate 33s, and I am aware of the drop oh well though. I guess I love my jeep more than my wallet. But i also dont see my self taking it on a long road trip unless its for a trail or something.

@dan, in all reality, i didnt have that much weight in the jeep, although I knew it would contribute. 1 suitcase at about 40lbs, then a bunch of small stuff, like presents and blankets and pillows for the wife and son. (she got off her 12 hour shift at 7am, we pulled out at 9am) As far as the air filter, it was new. I knew getting a jeep wasnt the most ideal vehicle if i was worried about fuel, gotta keep the folks in the oil fields employed, right?. Plus, like i said, i had nasty head winds for the most part heading north. Around Fort Worth, i get good mileage. The best i have had is 17.5 mpg.

I have not tuned up the jeep. I think the preventative maintenance schedule in the manual calls for new plugs and such at 90k, it just turned 80k on the trip. So i need to get whatever is needed for 80k taken care of. Im a true believer to follow that maintenance schedule. My mom just traded her 2002 Mazda Protege for a new 2011 Mazda 3. The protege was in mint condition, with 295k miles, and ran like a champ because she always took it in to have the maintenance done. I digress, it was fun either way regardless of the mileage, but i tend to be OCD on details such as this, and it just nags at me sometimes.
12-29-2010 11:10 AM
dan188 thanks for the write-up. I completely agree about the fuel gauge being off. Mine takes a while to get below 1/2, but once its below half it drops fast. As for milage, I think you should be doing better, but maybe it was all the weight in the Jeep, or the wind. have you tuned the Jeep up recently? or checked the air filter for excessive dirt?... I am running 33's with 3.73 gears and I get 13-14 mpg around town
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