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post #1 of 6 Old 05-20-2006, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone,
I just found this site and can see that I will probably be here quite a bit. Looks like a lot of good information and some knowledgable (if I could spell it) people. I just bought a 1995 Jeep YJ with the 2.5L with an automatic tranny. The reason I bought this is because the price was right and I was hoping for something good on gas for a daily driver to work and back.

I'm looking for some general input about this. I've heard gas milages from 15mpg hwy to 27mpg hwy. Currently it just has 27-28" tires on it but I was thinking about putting some 31x10.50's on it. I'm wondering how much this will affect my gas milage.

I'm pretty much hoping to hear all the goods and bads. Any info is appreciated. Thanks.

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-20-2006, 10:05 PM
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Gas milage will be about 18-20mpg with that motor.

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post #3 of 6 Old 05-20-2006, 10:25 PM
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Gas milage will be about 18-20mpg with that motor.

That's what I get on my 4.0L with 31x10.5's

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post #4 of 6 Old 05-20-2006, 10:26 PM
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I hate to burst your bubble, but whoever told you 27 mpg was drunk. The best I've heard is 20. I have never seen anything close to that personally, but I have the 6 cylinder.

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-21-2006, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I didn't beleive 27mpg...i was thinking around 17-20 something like that. I do alot of highway driving so around 100km/h or 60mph so I'm hoping its good that way.

Can anyone just list what new components I would need to do a spring over axle conversion. I've read alot about the process but nobody just states the basic components which need to be replaced.
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if you are planning on doing a spring over, then you wont have 31's for long.. and your gas mileage will suffer that much more..

if you are happy with 31's - 33's then a body lift and/or 2 or 3.5" suspension lift would work for you.

Bye to the old - 1988 6 cyl 5 speed with a 94 rollbar, tomken 2x4 rocker skids and homebrewed OBA.

Hello to the New - 1999 TJ Sport 4.0L auto.. stock for now
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