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Hi,

I have a 2000 Sahara, 5 speed, I6. Getting about 11-12 MPG. I know it's shaped like a brick, so I understand aerodynamics are not in my favor. But is this normal? Is there anything I can do to increase it? Please no smart ass comments. Just looking for advice. I'd like to reach "advertised" MPG of 15-19. Also what is your average. Thanks.
 

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Tune up... plugs, filter etc.
Make sure your speedo is right
 

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between 10 and 12 but the other day all highway i got 14.5 I was pretty pumped.
 

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Put the 29's on with 3.07 gears, stay out of the gas and go down hill a lot. That should get you the advertised MPG's
 

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Put the 29's on with 3.07 gears, stay out of the gas and go down hill a lot. That should get you the advertised MPG's
LOL, I need to find the hill my grand pa went up both ways in the snow walking to school......
 

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Also the myth of lower rpm=higher mpg is just that a MYTH

I found out I get the best mileage when I'm in the power band.
45mph @ 1600rpm = 15mpg
45mph @ 2300rpm = 16-17mpg
 

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Also the myth of lower rpm=higher mpg is just that a MYTH

I found out I get the best mileage when I'm in the power band.
45mph @ 1600rpm = 15mpg
45mph @ 2300rpm = 16-17mpg
Really? I'm will try this. My rig has a dummy light so I shift before 2K.
 

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Really? I'm will try this. My rig has a dummy light so I shift before 2K.
Ignore the light it boggs your engine

Shifting at 2mph outta 1st :nonono:
 

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I just got 16.5 today, gotten as low as 13 and as high as 17.5 so an average of 15.25mpg I suppose.
 

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My average is usually 15 mpg
 

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15.5 mpg in my stock 05 LJ. I6 - 6 speed manual w/ 31x10.5 tires. Lots of stop and go around town with some stretches at 45 mph.
 

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I just got 16.5 today, gotten as low as 13 and as high as 17.5 so an average of 15.25mpg I suppose.
Should add, stock 4.0 5-speed 31x10.5 on stock 3.07 gears
 

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I'm averaging 17.5 mpg with the 4.0 and the 5 speed. I keep it tuned up shift Right when the idiot light shuts off and don't run above 72mph on the highway. Last big trip I took we got 22mpg but we just putted home
 

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Had 18 when i got it on 30" , and now it's 14 on 32"
 

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'02 Sahara 4.0L 5-speed 3.73 axle ratio Dana 44 with stock 30x9.5 tires on stock Canyon wheels: avg all-stop and go: 16.7, avg all-highway: 19.5 and I too ignore the shift-advisor light on the instrument panel, shift in the 2,000-2,400 rpm range.
 

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'04 Sport 5spd stock tires and wheels (3.73s) I got a consistent 20-22 highway at 55mph, and 17-20mpg in town.

Now has OME lift suspension lift, and a 1.5 BL, 33"x12.50" Duratracs on soft 8s mileage is about 14-15mpg so far have not done any road trips to speak of since changes, barely been 2 weeks but mileage is down.

You want the stock advertised mileage put it back to original....not being smartass just how it is.
 
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