1. You bought the biggest gas eater of all the V8s in the Jeep family.
2. Knowing this, why the sudden interest in saving gas?
The 249 is a great piece of gear. Mine lasted about 145K miles. (100K non stock)
You will find that the 1 mpg of gas that you save with a 242 is not a viable option to save money on gas. If you were upgrading your axles to currie 44s or currie 60s then, yeah. If not, it is a waste of time. You aren't wearing anything out or hurting your mileage.
How do I know this? I've been driving Grands for 11 years.
00 4.7 Laredo...stock
94 5.9 Laredo 6.5 RE lift with 35 Maxxis Bighorns
and 33 Bridgestone Duelers
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