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Unread 02-18-2012, 08:45 AM   #8356
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The overhead is full of lies.
Yes, it generally is. However, 25 mpg from a 4.0 ZJ / WJ at 60mph is certainly possible under some conditions, especially with a tailwind. Heck, I've seen almost 22 (hand-calc) once in the 5.9...

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Unread 02-18-2012, 09:00 AM   #8357
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got a kenwood head unit and 4 new kenwood speakers. hopefully sometime this weekend me and my cousin will get it installed. i dont feel like screwing with the wiring.
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Unread 02-18-2012, 09:30 AM   #8358
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I know the overhead isn't perfect but it gives a good general idea I think!

Gonna mount my lights today.
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Unread 02-18-2012, 10:23 AM   #8359
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Adjusted my track bar and drag link today and I was wondering if I have stock control arms and did those adjustment, it wouldnt mess up my alignment on my jeep right like toe in and out?
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Unread 02-18-2012, 10:31 AM   #8360
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It shouldn't but you can check the alignment in your driveway. Measure the tires in the rear (center of tire to center of tire) then do the same in the front. The front measurement should be 1/8in less than the rear.
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Unread 02-18-2012, 10:32 AM   #8361
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The overhead is full of lies.
mine is pretty accurate, within 1MPG
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Unread 02-18-2012, 10:39 AM   #8362
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drove the 94 to the JY did a few 2wd burnouts :donttellthewife:
picked a ujoint axle shaft and a plastic steering box cover
for 15$ i picked up a alternator out of a DODGE RAM VAN 5.9L V8 1998 pn 121000-4171 goggled it and it seems to be 136 AMP any way to test that? i was hoping it was 150amp

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Unread 02-18-2012, 11:10 AM   #8363
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Yes, it generally is. However, 25 mpg from a 4.0 ZJ / WJ at 60mph is certainly possible under some conditions, especially with a tailwind. Heck, I've seen almost 22 (hand-calc) once in the 5.9...
I'm not saying it's impossible, it's just not likely. I once averaged 26 mpg with my 5.2. I hypermiled it from Schererville to South Bend. 55 the whole way, lightly accelerating until I hit 60, then coasting back down to 55, all while sitting in a semi's draft. By the time I coasted down to 55, I was almost out of the draft. When I got back up to 60, I was pretty much tailgating the semi. That mileage was hand calculated.
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Unread 02-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #8364
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I'm not saying it's impossible, it's just not likely. I once averaged 26 mpg with my 5.2. I hypermiled it from Schererville to South Bend. 55 the whole way, lightly accelerating until I hit 60, then coasting back down to 55, all while sitting in a semi's draft. By the time I coasted down to 55, I was almost out of the draft. When I got back up to 60, I was pretty much tailgating the semi. That mileage was hand calculated.

you live in indiana?
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Unread 02-18-2012, 11:27 AM   #8365
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you live in indiana?
Yessir.
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Unread 02-18-2012, 11:41 AM   #8366
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Yessir.
i live in columbia city and there is no one around here that has modded zjs.haha. i know one kid has a xj and another that has a few jeeps but thats about it. i picked mine up last friday and havnt done a whole lot yet.other than my sub and amp.iv got new speakers and headunit to do sometime this weekend.then nothin till i order a lift for it.im lovin it. and cant wait to do some external modifications to it.
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Unread 02-18-2012, 12:02 PM   #8367
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You're right down 30 from me. Kinda. It's a pretty good distance. I'm pretty much considered Chicagoland where I'm at. I can get to downtown Chicago in a half hour if traffic is decent. I've been seeing more and more lifted ZJs in my area as of lately too. I wonder if anyone is on here?
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Unread 02-18-2012, 12:28 PM   #8368
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You're right down 30 from me. Kinda. It's a pretty good distance. I'm pretty much considered Chicagoland where I'm at. I can get to downtown Chicago in a half hour if traffic is decent. I've been seeing more and more lifted ZJs in my area as of lately too. I wonder if anyone is on here?
ic.yeah my house is about 2 miles almost 3 from 30.and about 2 miles from the county line for whitley and alan county
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Unread 02-18-2012, 12:55 PM   #8369
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My house is literally a quarter mile north of 30. Any good wheeling out by you?
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Unread 02-18-2012, 01:37 PM   #8370
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Fed Ex just dropped of some goodies for her. Time to get to wrenching. Don't work until 10AM tomorrow. Hope to have the lift installed.
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