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Unread 02-20-2014, 11:45 PM   #30376
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Oh yeah, I'll agree with that. The more samples you have, the better. My running average, according to Fuelly, is 13.9 MPG. I've calculated a lot worse than that and also had Fuelly represent a lot lower than that. I've also had some really good tanks where I had 200 miles of highway driving that averaged quite high. To be honest, I'm surprised my Fuelly average is that high. That's tracked for over 10,000 miles as well so I'd imagine it's fairly accurate. About all of that is with my lift and maybe 5000 of it is with my 31s. All in all, I guess for what my ZJ has done to it, that's not too terrible for an average.
I used to be good about actually logging mine. I got lazy after a while. I still calculate every tank, but I'm not so good about tracking it anymore. Here's the data from when I did log religiously: http://ecomodder.com/forum/em-fuel-l...vehicleid=3613

It's been about 1.5 years and 28k miles since I got lazy about it though I'm entertained to see that I got the tanks from when I brought my parts ZJ home on there. I'd forgotten that I broke 11 mpg on the highway towing another ZJ on a trailer, lol.

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Unread 02-21-2014, 01:25 AM   #30377
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I slammed into a hidden pot hole covered in rain water and snow melt, felt that something wasn't right and I pulled onto a side street to check my tires. Front passenger was okay but my rear passenger tire went flat almost instantly after the hit. I turned on the flashers and started changing the tire in the rain, when two more cars rounded the corner, flashers on with flat tires.

I offered to help one of them out as well, an elderly gentleman who had back surgery recently, and changed his front tire quickly.

I suppose I'll be checking the tire tomorrow and hoping it can be saved, but I doubt it.
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Unread 02-21-2014, 05:16 AM   #30378
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Hahah yep did this one by myself, held the skid up with a ratchet strap then used jack stands for the hitch. Pain the *** but I got er done



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Hey, that's a pretty good idea. I bet that worked better than my folding chair and using my legs idea... lol.

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I used to be good about actually logging mine. I got lazy after a while. I still calculate every tank, but I'm not so good about tracking it anymore. Here's the data from when I did log religiously: http://ecomodder.com/forum/em-fuel-l...vehicleid=3613

It's been about 1.5 years and 28k miles since I got lazy about it though I'm entertained to see that I got the tanks from when I brought my parts ZJ home on there. I'd forgotten that I broke 11 mpg on the highway towing another ZJ on a trailer, lol.
I went about a year without logging mine because I wasn't daily driving it. I ended up daily driving it this December because I lost my job with my company car. Now that I have another job with another company car, it's probably not going to be tracked anymore again.

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I slammed into a hidden pot hole covered in rain water and snow melt, felt that something wasn't right and I pulled onto a side street to check my tires. Front passenger was okay but my rear passenger tire went flat almost instantly after the hit. I turned on the flashers and started changing the tire in the rain, when two more cars rounded the corner, flashers on with flat tires.

I offered to help one of them out as well, an elderly gentleman who had back surgery recently, and changed his front tire quickly.

I suppose I'll be checking the tire tomorrow and hoping it can be saved, but I doubt it.
I did that last year with my company car. I knocked the tire off the bead, from what I could see. Firestone didn't think that though, or at least they told the lease company I needed all 4 new tires because the 4 wheel drive system couldn't handle different tires. I would have argued them but they didn't give me the chance. I went there to pick it up when it was done and it had 4 Primewells installed on it. Luckily, the lease company paid for it and not me...
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Unread 02-21-2014, 08:58 AM   #30379
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Got this in the mail today... Damn it USPS, you're cramping my style. And my air cleaner.

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Unread 02-21-2014, 10:03 AM   #30380
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Got this in the mail today... Damn it USPS, you're cramping my style. And my air cleaner.

Those are custom bends to allow more air flow. As long as most of the air gets filtered......
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Unread 02-21-2014, 10:57 AM   #30381
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Tore apart the cargo area and cut the carpet out of the rear getting ready to bedline it and add the tj bezel whenever it gets here today
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Unread 02-21-2014, 12:10 PM   #30382
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Tore apart the cargo area and cut the carpet out of the rear getting ready to bedline it and add the tj bezel whenever it gets here today
What liner are you using?
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Unread 02-21-2014, 12:55 PM   #30383
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Those are custom bends to allow more air flow. As long as most of the air gets filtered......
I guess it's nothing a little RTV won't fix... Race Jeep problems...
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Unread 02-21-2014, 01:22 PM   #30384
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Unread 02-21-2014, 03:17 PM   #30385
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What liner are you using?
I went with the monstaliner in od green
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Unread 02-21-2014, 04:21 PM   #30386
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I went with the monstaliner in od green
Very nice I did brown eyed girl to match my interior color medium driftwood
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Unread 02-21-2014, 06:11 PM   #30387
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Fixed my low idle and slow crank issue by tightening battery cables. I love easy fixes. Also, does anyone know why a ZJ needs 4 female seatbelt ends for the back seat, or is it just mine?
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Unread 02-21-2014, 06:14 PM   #30388
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Also, does anyone know why a ZJ needs 4 female seatbelt ends for the back seat, or is it just mine?
I think it had something's to do with cars seats.

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Unread 02-21-2014, 06:39 PM   #30389
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I think it had something's to do with cars seats.

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Oh, ok. This is my 4th ZJ and I don't think I've ever noticed.
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Unread 02-21-2014, 07:12 PM   #30390
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I just parked next to another badass ZJ.
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