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Unread 03-03-2014, 03:42 AM   #30631
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Well I can't stay out of it now and I'm getting 10.4 according to the overhead. Lol. More power!
Wow. Your overhead is reading that low? You're probably getting single digits if you actually hand calculate it!

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Unread 03-03-2014, 08:22 AM   #30632
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Wow. Your overhead is reading that low? You're probably getting single digits if you actually hand calculate it!
My overhead reads 11. Hand calc. 11.9 lol
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Unread 03-03-2014, 08:25 AM   #30633
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I got like 11.5 mpg this tank, or so I thought until I got home and found out I had been leaking the whole way! The freaking pump overfilled my damn tank! That pisses me off. But even so on normal tanks, I usually get like 12 mpg. Don't know how because my engine runs smooth and I am only 2000-2500 rpm when accelerating Max. And yet if I stay below 2k rpm I get just as bad mpg in the tank.????
Around town in the cold weather, that might be the best you'll see.

I find my niner gets best mpg letting it shift around 2300 when accelerating (being too gentle hurts a bit, getting on it harder hurts a little, but a lot less than you'd expect as long as you accelerate to the same speed in the end). However, driving efficiently in other ways (biggest thing is planning to have to use the brakes as little as possible) makes a far bigger difference.

In the dead of winter, I see 11 - 12 around town. In the summer, that'll become 12 - 14. On the highway, I'll usually see around 17 - 20 at 60 mph, depending on wind, hills, etc. Funny enough, the cam helped my highway mpg a little (about .5 - 1 mpg on average), although I lost a 1/2 mpg or so around town.

My best tanks ever were 21.8 once when stock (over 330 miles) with the cruise at 58, mild rolling hills and a slight tailwind, and another tank was 22.5 after the cam (over 70 miles) in similar conditions, except doing 60 (and I think that run is slightly down hill overall). Those are the only 2 times I've broken 20, however.
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Unread 03-03-2014, 10:23 AM   #30634
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Not today, but yesterday I took my rusted out Thrush glass pack off and put a new Thrush Turbo muffler in its place. Had to add a short extension pipe to get it to connect to the tail pipe but oh well. Also rotated the tires since it has been a while since I did that.
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Unread 03-03-2014, 11:20 AM   #30635
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Not today, but yesterday I took my rusted out Thrush glass pack off and put a new Thrush Turbo muffler in its place. Had to add a short extension pipe to get it to connect to the tail pipe but oh well. Also rotated the tires since it has been a while since I did that.
Wonder how the thrush turbo sounds. I replaced the dynomax with a thrush welded
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Unread 03-03-2014, 12:08 PM   #30636
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Wonder how the thrush turbo sounds. I replaced the dynomax with a thrush welded
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Unread 03-03-2014, 12:09 PM   #30637
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Wonder how the thrush turbo sounds. I replaced the dynomax with a thrush welded
I'll try to get a sound clip for you. Not as annoying as a Thrush Glass Pack.

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Unread 03-03-2014, 03:24 PM   #30638
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Trailered a buddy's next project home yesterday. Did surprisingly well for as much sag as I had.


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Unread 03-03-2014, 04:10 PM   #30639
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Trailered a buddy's next project home yesterday. Did surprisingly well for as much sag as I had.
So pretty...
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Unread 03-03-2014, 04:58 PM   #30640
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Got these from Polka today.




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Unread 03-03-2014, 05:30 PM   #30641
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Got these from Polka today.




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Awesome, glad they arrived fast!
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Unread 03-03-2014, 06:13 PM   #30642
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My ZJ got my Wife to work this morning in the Storm.
I went back and picked her up when they closed 3 hours later LOL
What were they thinking
I had off thank goodness.
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Unread 03-03-2014, 06:54 PM   #30643
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I've used my ZJ for that purpose a few times this year. It's nice having one of the few vehicles that can handle that type of weather. Our club is trying to get with local authorities to drive doctors and nurses to hospitals and police to the jails when the weather gets bad.
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Unread 03-03-2014, 07:10 PM   #30644
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I've used my ZJ for that purpose a few times this year. It's nice having one of the few vehicles that can handle that type of weather. Our club is trying to get with local authorities to drive doctors and nurses to hospitals and police to the jails when the weather gets bad.
I thought about doing that here in DE but I don't think they need it or at least I haven't heard anyone asking for Volunteer's with 4x4's for that purpose.
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Unread 03-03-2014, 07:26 PM   #30645
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This is how our neighbor (a cop who couldn't get out of his driveway) got to work last big snow.



Also, kinda on topic, I drove to work in the snow and was NOT allowed to leave early because "you drive a Jeep, right McCloud? Great. Finish up everybody else's work. They need to leave before their cars get stuck in the snow."

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