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post #1 of 27 Old 10-27-2005, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 27 Old 10-27-2005, 10:34 AM
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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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post #3 of 27 Old 10-27-2005, 10:35 AM
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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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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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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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post #6 of 27 Old 10-27-2005, 11:08 AM
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i DO go easy on the pedal...i usually let it shift before 2.5k...

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post #7 of 27 Old 10-27-2005, 11:14 AM
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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

used to be a jeep guy... sorry I crossed over to the Land Rover world. Best 4x4xfar... ;p
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post #8 of 27 Old 10-27-2005, 11:21 AM
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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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post #9 of 27 Old 10-27-2005, 11:22 AM
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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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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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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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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
You'll become a member of the crappy gas mileage/empty wallet club!! Welcome!!

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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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post #14 of 27 Old 10-27-2005, 02:46 PM
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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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post #15 of 27 Old 10-27-2005, 02:50 PM
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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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