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hey guys im new here, i literaly just joined! and im about to buy my 1st jeep this year. i have been lifting them all(and others) for some time. just never bought one. so that leaves me to...

figureing out real world MPG on jeep wranglers?!? im lookin for MPG with 33s-35s 4cyl and 6cyl manual and autos what gears your have ect....

reason beeing is that some time in the next 3-9 months im going to buy one when the right deal comes along(a buddy told me to wait till fall and look down in NC as im from VA). this will basicly be a daily driver nice small 4wd gas saver for me but its got to have a 2-4 inche lift no body lift no spring spacers(im a mechanic by trade im a little bit picky).


i have a 2000 7.3 with 113k on it now and id like for it to be the last big truck i buy so i need to find something that doesnt cost 120 a week to drive to work. and id like to use my employee discount for 16.00 oil changes VS. the 100 oil changes i have now...

also if the YJs are beter on gas il look at them. i just figured 4 coil springs would ride easyer then 4 leaf springs... il be looking to spend 6-12G(maybe more) on the jeep depending on mileage color condition lifted ect.
 

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i run a 2.5L 4cyl with about 5 inches of total lift and 32x11.5's...i avg about 17 on a regular basis

edit: 5 speed manual with the stock 4.10 gears
 

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2004 TJ Unlimited with 3.73 stockers
I-6 4.0
2.5" lift
33/12.5/15
Auto transmission

I average about 15mpg woth the overdrive off
about 11-12 with overdrive on

I only really drive locally within 5-10 miles at around 45 to 55 MPH. I am happy considering I use to get 10MPG on premium gas on a 06 Dodge Ram SRT10. It cost me over $100 to fill up the Ram, about $40 in the jeep

Hope this helps
 

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I get 18-20 when im trying to drive conservatively and 16-17 when im having fun. specs= 98 4.0L I6, Ax-15 5 speed, 3.07 rear axle gearing, 30" BFG AT KO's, About 100k on the jeep and motor, and a bunch of performance mods.

My buddy had a 2000 and gets around 12-15MPG.
His specs= ~140K miles, 4.0L, Nv3550 5-speed, 3.73 rear gears, 33" BFG AT KO's, Some unknown 2-3" body lift, and bone stock motor.

Good luck with your decision and don't rush your purchase.
 

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2000 sport 4.0 5 speed 31's 2"bb 3.73 gears lead foot 13.5mpg...
 

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5.2 V8 conversion ,auto overdrive trans,4.88 gears, 32"SSRs on a 3" coil lift. 16 mpg at 55 mph a bit less on the highway .
 

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2000 TJ 4.0L 3spd auto 3.07gears 32x11.50x15 Duratracs, 2.25"BBL- 16mpg's. that's taken' it easy on the skinny peddle.
 

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03 sport 4.0 auto 3.73 4.25" lift on 33s 11-12mpg average. I need a gear change but can't justify dumping money into the Dana 35.
 

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Fuel Economy -- they redid their methods for determining fuel mileage a few years back to closer mimic ACTUAL driving conditions and not lab conditions so that will give you a pretty good figure. There are so many variables that it's hard to give you even a decent average...for instance, some people average 17mpg and others average closer to 12mpg. That's a helluva range...

I average anywhere from 13 on the interstate to 19.5 on back country roads...never measured city since I put the 33's on but I'd imagine it's in the 13 range too.
 

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I have a 04 Rubi, 33x12.5" tires, 3.25" lift total, stock 4.11 gears. On my I uncorrected speedometer / odometer I get 15-17 MPG. Therefore, I likely get a little more actually, so maybe 16-18. Prior to changing to 33"s I was averaging 18-20 MPG with the stock Rubi setup. Hope this helps.
 

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I have a I-6 manual 5 speed and 9 inch lift and 37's 456 gears edge programmer and throttle body and Fabtech exhaust. I get 16.5 on hwy I don't know my in town as I only live 6 miles from work and its just stop light to stop light. I have synthetic fluid in front both diff's and t-case.

My last jeep I had same engine and motor set up but I had a snorkel on it 7 inch lift with 35's and I got almost 18 mixed driving city/freeway. I think the snorkel really helps mileage if you like that look. An electric fan would help I'm sure.


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When I had My TJ (up until 3-weeks ago) it was all-stock Sahara, 4.0 auto on 31x10.5 Sumitomo All terrains.

I averaged 15.5 at first, then started using TufOil and averaged 17.1 for 9 months until I traded it in.
 

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98, 4 banger, 5 spd 100% stock i get anywhere from 18-21 depending on the gas blend and my driving. just did 2 checks in a row and getting 18.5 and that's with warm ups in the am(5-15 min depending on how i'm moving that morn :) )

like you i needed a cheaper DD-the 04, 2500HD, CC, long bed w/8.1L was killing me. can't get rid of it as i'm an RV'er and need it as a tow vehicle, though it gets as good of mpg as some of the jeeps here :whistling:
 

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My 08 F-350 gets better fuel economy than the Jeep! You won't be saving a significant amount in your commute costs by driving a brick back & forth to work. My Jeep averages between 11-13 mpg and the truck is 14-18 mpg.

I use the truck to haul anything I want and the Jeep to go anywhere I want :D
 
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