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Unread 10-27-2005, 10:23 AM   #1
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My new daily driver

With gas at over $2 and my 98 XJ only getting about 180 miles to the tank I decided to get a DD.

It's a 90 Pioneer w/140k, its got all new cooling system, new tires and a tape deck all for $700. (and gets about 300 miles to a tank of gas)


Also been working on a trail rig after being inspired by this thread Cherokee drawings

still needs the suspension finished

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Unread 10-27-2005, 10:34 AM   #2
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Nice CAD model! Is that SolidWorks? What are the odds of me getting a hold of a generic version of that model (iges, step... something universal)? Me likey.
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Unread 10-27-2005, 10:35 AM   #3
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300 miles to a tank? my 95 country with no lift or any mods gets only about 260 to a tank max. That thing got a 4-banger in it or something? manual tranny?
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Unread 10-27-2005, 10:55 AM   #4
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where the hell are you people finding all these cheap XJs? I've been looking for a while here in Albuquerque NM and can't find anything
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Unread 10-27-2005, 10:57 AM   #5
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300 miles to a tank? my 95 country with no lift or any mods gets only about 260 to a tank max. That thing got a 4-banger in it or something? manual tranny?
I get 300 - 320 to a tank if i am easy on the gas. Take your foot off the skinny peddle a little...
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Unread 10-27-2005, 11:08 AM   #6
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i DO go easy on the pedal...i usually let it shift before 2.5k...
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Unread 10-27-2005, 11:14 AM   #7
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where the hell are you people finding all these cheap XJs? I've been looking for a while here in Albuquerque NM and can't find anything

check NAXJA's sale forum... they go pretty cheap there
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Unread 10-27-2005, 11:21 AM   #8
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i DO go easy on the pedal...i usually let it shift before 2.5k...
then thar be somethin' a miss with your jeep... do a tune up, etc.
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Unread 10-27-2005, 11:22 AM   #9
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300 miles to a tank? my 95 country with no lift or any mods gets only about 260 to a tank max. That thing got a 4-banger in it or something? manual tranny?
That is 260 mils is about what i get on a tank but I am not not even close to being easy on the gas

But hey why do I care I did not a Jeep for the great MPG
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Unread 10-27-2005, 12:34 PM   #10
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I get probably get about 260 on a tank as well. I usually treat the throttle pretty nice but everyonce in awhile, i just gotta be in front.
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Unread 10-27-2005, 12:53 PM   #11
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i get 280 in town and just about 340 on the highway. Almost always 17.2 in town and about 21-22 on the highway. 2 inch budget boost and 235's. Next week though 4.5 inch full suspension and 31's around. we'll see how it fares
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Unread 10-27-2005, 12:59 PM   #12
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i get 280 in town and just about 340 on the highway. Almost always 17.2 in town and about 21-22 on the highway. 2 inch budget boost and 235's. Next week though 4.5 inch full suspension and 31's around. we'll see how it fares
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Unread 10-27-2005, 01:34 PM   #13
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Its mostly in the tire size. I had 30s got like 300 some a tank and with 33's I get like 260-270 to empty at tank.
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Unread 10-27-2005, 02:46 PM   #14
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I was getting around 250 a tank on my 95 sport, stock. performed a full tune up cap, rotor, plugs, wires, fuel filter, oil, air filter, and now am getting about 320 miles a tank.

It cost about $80 for all of the parts and took about an hour.
worth it I say!

My suggestion: Tune up

I also have the wussy rear end gears, but that does fair good with mileage!
If you have the towing package just expect bad mileage!
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Unread 10-27-2005, 02:50 PM   #15
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Are yall kidding? I got 400 to a tank consistently on my 97 before i lifted it and i hardley ever drive on the highway?
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