post #16 of Old 07-12-2011, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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my average is 14, according to the little screen on the roof. i'm not sure it's accurate, but i know that my V8 isn't exactly efficient, but damn its powerful. and fast

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post #17 of Old 07-12-2011, 09:52 AM
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Dont trust the thing on the roof lol. Calculate when you fill up

and actually some studies showed that the 6 cylinder gets no better gas mileage than the v8.

Wish I had the v8 lol.

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post #18 of Old 07-12-2011, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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damn. I like the thing in the roof!
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post #19 of Old 07-12-2011, 10:29 AM
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The roof display might be accurate.
Do a couple of calc's with paper and pen and compare to the display. Mine is right on.

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post #20 of Old 07-12-2011, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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I'll have to check its accuracy. Thanks for all the advice. anything else i should know?
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post #21 of Old 07-12-2011, 12:42 PM
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I DD mine at 4.5" & 33's. Love it. I got 15mpg with a 5.9 towing thru the desert with 5 ppl and all the luggage. Not bad imo. Crappy on street tho

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post #22 of Old 07-12-2011, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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what do you mean by crappy on street?
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post #23 of Old 07-12-2011, 01:34 PM
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I get crappy gas mileage while driving only on the street like stop light to stop light... It takes a lot to get the bigger tires moving but once i'm on the highway, theres not much difference

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post #24 of Old 07-12-2011, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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i get terrible gas mileage anyway haha. im hoping that my buddy's dad has the time to help me put it on
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post #25 of Old 07-12-2011, 01:44 PM
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They're very easy to install with the right tools

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post #26 of Old 07-12-2011, 02:40 PM
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Lift DOES affect mileage. Its called aerodynamics which get destroyed upon lifting. It gets even worse when you trim the front bumper and install parachutes (ummm, I mean roof lights).

The EPA figures for 1998 GC's are 14 city/19 highway for the I-6 and 12 city/17 highway for the V-8. If you are coming up with larger numbers then its time to check your math.
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post #27 of Old 07-12-2011, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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I was thinking about throwing a safari rack on top when i get the money, but that's a long way off ha. I'm just not going to worry about the gas mileage anymore.

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. . . I'm just not going to worry about the gas mileage anymore.
Now you are coming around! Enjoy.
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post #29 of Old 07-13-2011, 07:16 AM
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The EPA figures for 1998 GC's are 14 city/19 highway for the I-6 and 12 city/17 highway for the V-8. If you are coming up with larger numbers then its time to check your math.
Not necessarily...on several cars I've gotten several points higher than epa sticker rated..up to 7-8 on an old saturn I had...
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post #30 of Old 07-14-2011, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Do you guys have any other suggestions about other good stuff to do to my jeep?
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