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05silver_sport 01-06-2011 03:09 PM

any gas saving tips?
 
I drive an 05 4.0l any suggestions how I can get better gas mileage on it because its terrible on gas as I've heard most jeeps are.

Cons_Table 01-06-2011 03:13 PM

Dont drive it...biggest gas saver on a jeep.

There isnt much you can do to get better mileage out of your jeep...just take it easy on the gas pedal.

XJ Knight 01-06-2011 03:18 PM

big tire size plus stock gearing equals worse than normal gas millage.. What size tires do you have? and do you have the right gearing for that tire size? is something you have to ask yourself.. Most stock TJ's get 14-16 mpg

05silver_sport 01-06-2011 03:21 PM

I have a 4" lift with 31s by 10.5 on a 15" rim as far as the gears go I wouldn't know I bought the jeep with those on it already but I do wanna go up to 33s what gears would I need on it for the 33s?

XJ Knight 01-06-2011 03:24 PM

456's

AzTJ 01-06-2011 03:26 PM

Hide your keys. :D

prettyboytoys 01-06-2011 03:27 PM

I have 33's and im at 100 miles with half a tank left. hoping to get 250 out of a full tank. fingers crossed. i think I have stock gearing. so 456 are the gears to have ?? or??? I also have the dana 35 rear end. will the 456's work ?

Mortalis5509 01-06-2011 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by prettyboytoys (Post 970575)
I have 33's and im at 100 miles with half a tank left. hoping to get 250 out of a full tank. fingers crossed. i think I have stock gearing. so 456 are the gears to have ?? or??? I also have the dana 35 rear end. will the 456's work ?

you can put 456 in the d35

UnlimitedLJ04 01-06-2011 06:29 PM

http://www.besportier.com/archives/s...-road-bike.jpg

gets great mileage.

BLEGAN 01-06-2011 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 970572)
Hide your keys. :D

hide yo wife. and hide yo husband. bad joke? i dont think so :P haha


as for the gas mileage... buy a car? :P

Uranus 01-06-2011 06:32 PM

Only drive downhill.

BLEGAN 01-06-2011 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Uranus (Post 971023)
Only drive downhill.

back in my day, we had to drive uphill both ways

sevenservices 01-06-2011 06:45 PM

^^^LMAO... ...in the snow, against the wind!

Tackelbarry 01-06-2011 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by BLEGAN (Post 971028)
back in my day, we had to drive uphill both ways

Ya'll had it easy. They made us carry our Jeeps up hill both ways during wrestling practice, just to get in shape. Now I have the young men I coach do the same thing. I guess that is why they say; "Mens" wrestling is during "boys" basketball season. But, we all get great gas mileage, unless someone ate Taco Bell the night before.

BLEGAN 01-06-2011 06:58 PM

lmfao well said tackel

kdukes4 01-06-2011 07:13 PM

get a primary vehicle other than a jeep if you're worried about mileage with your jeep :) no ways around it. you can spend all that money on a CAI, TBS, headers, & CAT back, but you're talking mucho $$$$ which isn't cost effective for the minimal mileage increase you're going to get, the engine really wasn't made for modifications, it was made for reliability. 31's really isn't a big enough tire to consider regearing, which is also a pretty expensive modification. is your transmission a manual or auto? if an auto, you're not gonna wanna go over 4.11s, with a manual 4.56's or 4.88s... you're probably seeing minimal changes in your engines fuel economy riding on 31s, if anything you're probably getting better gas mileage. its a battle that you can try to fight, but unfortunately you're gonna lose no matter what really... GL!

Darkangel1713 01-07-2011 09:23 AM

Want better gas milage? Buy a Prius. My 06 Rubi only gets 12 mpg average. I've come to accecpt that my loving Jeep has an unholy hunger for gas.

mrcarcrazy 01-07-2011 09:33 AM

heavy box with ancient technology powering it = poor MPG...not a whole lot that can be done.

alstjruby03 01-07-2011 10:04 AM

got 17.8 on last tank.mostly 60 mph but some town driving.stock ruby.

XJ Knight 01-07-2011 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by prettyboytoys (Post 970575)
I have 33's and im at 100 miles with half a tank left. hoping to get 250 out of a full tank. fingers crossed. i think I have stock gearing. so 456 are the gears to have ?? or??? I also have the dana 35 rear end. will the 456's work ?

Yep that will work but if you offroad your jeep please be careful how much money you invest in the D35.. In the end no good can come of and investing into that axle.. Not to say people haven't gotten away with it.. But for the most part if you beat on it, It will go BOOM.. Especially if it's locked

97wrangler-242 01-07-2011 11:13 AM

Yea, the Dana 35 is a horrible axle. These are pictures from my first d35 I blew up running 3.07's with 31 doing mild trails and hills. I just blew up a second one and now i'm looking for a 97-02 non rubicon Dana 44. Or a ford 8.8 with brackets on it. I'm just sayin I wouldn't trust the Dana 35 for a second any more. Oh, and I think 456's and 488's r gonna b a little steep for 33's. You'd be doin 3k rpms at 65 lol you would b happy with 373's or 411 if u want the lower gearing

stabs05 01-07-2011 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by 97wrangler-242 (Post 972345)
Yea, the Dana 35 is a horrible axle. These are pictures from my first d35 I blew up running 3.07's with 31 doing mild trails and hills. I just blew up a second one and now i'm looking for a 97-02 non rubicon Dana 44. Or a ford 8.8 with brackets on it. I'm just sayin I wouldn't trust the Dana 35 for a second any more. Oh, and I think 456's and 488's r gonna b a little steep for 33's. You'd be doin 3k rpms at 65 lol you would b happy with 373's or 411 if u want the lower gearing

if you are looking for 8.8 with everything already installed check these guys out: Bolt In Axles - Complete Axle Assemblies - Axle Housings
This showed up in another thread I was reading, I forget who put it up so I will not take credit for the find.


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