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fdelle 04-11-2011 01:45 PM

Fuel Saving Modifications
 
Now that I have my new 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (love it!), I was wondering if there were any modifications I can make to improve the fuel mileage. Also, does the mileage improve any after the engine is broken in? I knew going in the mileage wouldn't be great, but every little bit helps. Thanks!

sevenservices 04-11-2011 01:46 PM

I've heard that you can make a large cone out of a refridgerator box and duct tape it to the front of a jeep to make it more arrow dynamic.

;)

phottomatt 04-11-2011 03:58 PM

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Get a set of pedals, It's an unlimited so get a set of four, works just like those four people bikes you see on the boardwalk.

:wavey:

BLEGAN 04-11-2011 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by phottomatt (Post 1172098)
:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Get a set of pedals, It's an unlimited so get a set of four, works just like those four people bikes you see on the boardwalk.

:wavey:

rofllll

or just ditch the floor pans.

YABBADABBA DOOOO

ESP 04-11-2011 04:45 PM

Be nice guys.

Congrats on your purchase and welcome to WF. Unfortunately, there are not real mods that significantly contribute to better fuel economy. Your best help here is smart shifting if you have a manual tranny and light foot for both a manual or auto. You can upgrade your wheels to alloy if not already for some weight reduction and you can always run street tires with little to no aggressive treads for better MPG too. Taking the doors off your jeep or opening the soft/hard top to the elements will hurt your MPG too and just about everything else does. Jeeps get poor fuel economy regardless of what you do but you can do some of these things to help a little. If your interested in modding your computer with chips there are many threads on that very topic and what if any help they will give you for you JKU. Stick around and read...read...read as much as possible.

phottomatt 04-11-2011 05:08 PM

Sorry forgot to welcome you to the forum......WELCOME......post some pics of your new ride when you can, we like pics.
Don't forget to wave.......:wavey:

smaxberry 04-11-2011 05:48 PM

Use only down hill or tail wind routes.

Ted_D 04-11-2011 05:52 PM

Here you go!! These guys can help you out

JohnPr's jeep aero mods - Fuel Economy, Hypermiling, EcoModding News and Forum - EcoModder.com

drjay 04-11-2011 06:00 PM

You might as well get used to five and seven dollar a gallon gas. Long term planners for major corporations are planning for it. It will be five to seven years before we can work our way out of this mess.


Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot.

Redjeepmormon 04-11-2011 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Ted_D

Lol I remember this!! Last page some guy says something like "jeeps suck and ruin the environment. Just go hiking and save this great environment for our children and grandchildren." lol dumb hippies

themoneypit 04-11-2011 06:19 PM

the aero-mod guy, kills me every time I see it. A cookie sheet, hilarious

fdelle 04-12-2011 05:58 AM

Thanks for the tips and the links. Here's a picture of my new Mango Tango Unlimited.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net..._2946218_n.jpg

castorj29 04-12-2011 06:17 AM

Getting about 15 mpg is pretty much the norm +/-. Welcome to the world of fun.

BLEGAN 04-12-2011 07:05 AM

purdy jeeeep

steam 04-12-2011 08:14 AM

Great looking Jeep! Gas saving secrets:
Drive up hills at 55mph or less.
Drive at 55-60mph on highways...open windows=more air resistance=more gas.
Clean you injectors every 2K miles with Techron.
Change oil and air filters often.

sheetsd66 04-12-2011 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by steam (Post 1173655)
Great looking Jeep! Gas saving secrets:
Drive up hills at 55mph or less.
Drive at 55-60mph on highways...open windows=more air resistance=more gas.
Clean you injectors every 2K miles with Techron.
Change oil and air filters often.

I just got back from my first road trip-Heidelberg to Munich- and my Jeep's sweet spot is somewhere from 65-68 MPH. There's a variety of terrain along the route, plus I found a 4-hour traffic jam, but still managed a little over 20MPG for the trip....I'm happy. The display gave my best reading of 24.8 MPG at 68 MPH just outside Munich, running 90 octane with no ethanol. Actual paper and pencil calculation says I averaged 20.4 MPG running 10% ethanol on the way out, straight gasoline on the return.

07XMan2Door 04-12-2011 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by fdelle (Post 1171767)
Now that I have my new 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (love it!), I was wondering if there were any modifications I can make to improve the fuel mileage. Also, does the mileage improve any after the engine is broken in? I knew going in the mileage wouldn't be great, but every little bit helps. Thanks!

Take it back & get a Prius!!

Nice looking Jeep. I like the Mango's!! Oh, and WELCOME!!!


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