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Unread 03-03-2012, 05:41 AM   #811
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Stainless steel extended braklines
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Man you will learn that working on your vehicle, or at least hanging with the mechanic while hes working on the zj, is pretty simple with the right tools..
Brakes and such are the most simple.
Yeah, I'm learning some. So why stainless steel? What is "upgraded?" the fact that the lines are now simply stainless or is there a true gain in performance? Braking power? Not following.

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Unread 03-03-2012, 05:55 AM   #812
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Stainless steel lines won't expand when you hit the brakes. When you need longer brake lines, why not go to stainless? That's probably the reason you don't see extended rubber lines.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 04:25 PM   #813
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When your rear shocks look like this,
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Unread 03-03-2012, 08:21 PM   #814
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When your rear shocks look like this,
That's normal
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Unread 03-03-2012, 10:18 PM   #815
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When you realize it'll never "be done", as in adding and upgrading things.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 11:10 PM   #816
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when you havent had enough money to put in a full tank of gas in two weeks!

(since gas prices in indiana are on the verge of breaking $4.00!)
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Unread 03-03-2012, 11:12 PM   #817
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when you havent had enough money to put in a full tank of gas in two weeks!

(since gas prices in indiana are on the verge of breaking $4.00!)
$4.10 in Tacoma. I go through a full tank every third day.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 11:14 PM   #818
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also...idk if this ones already been put up...

but every time you sit next to a car at a stop light and something starts making noise your butt puckers and you think "oh god i hope that's not my car"
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Unread 03-03-2012, 11:15 PM   #819
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Glad I run an I6 and get 22.0 on the highway
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Unread 03-03-2012, 11:32 PM   #820
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Glad I run an I6 and get 22.0 on the highway
Which T-case do you have?

Driving very carefully at 59mph I can scrape 25mpg out my I6 from Tacoma to Portland. Thats without slowing down till I run out of freeway.

I usually make this trip at night, and there is nothing to slow down for because I am alone on the road!

And I verified this with mathematics twice now, not just trusting my overhead.

242 Transfer case and the 4.0 for the win. (No lift, street tires, ect, so maybe Im still loosing....)
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Unread 03-03-2012, 11:40 PM   #821
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242. I just did the injector mod. That brought my up from 19ish. Stock tires no lift "yet". It's a DD doing 160 miles round trip.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 11:59 PM   #822
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242. I just did the injector mod. That brought my up from 19ish. Stock tires no lift "yet". It's a DD doing 160 miles round trip.
Ill have to research this injector mod!

My rig is used for Pizza Delivery and at least once a month going to Portland, I have so far been VERY impressed with the MPGs.
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Unread 03-04-2012, 12:14 AM   #823
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my i6 is getting 15mpg average- highway 20mpg keeping it 65 at 2000rpm's,,,, mine just cost $80 to fill up. since gas went up i have to drive my wifes accord 3 days a week
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Unread 03-04-2012, 01:34 AM   #824
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my i6 is getting 15mpg average- highway 20mpg keeping it 65 at 2000rpm's,,,, mine just cost $80 to fill up. since gas went up i have to drive my wifes accord 3 days a week
My tires may be *slightly* smaller than stock, which would cause my numbers to be mildly inflated due to my odomiter counting more miles than factual, and me driving a bit slower.

I found my highway millage between 60-65 to be amazingly different. At 60 its 25mpg, and at 65 its 21mpg. (Or so, and not as well documented by me) If I was to drop it down to 55 I think it would get better, but the speed limit is 70 through most of my trip.

Think on this, I will use my 300 mile round trip to and from my woman's university as an example.

300 miles, 70mph, 19mpg (Just as an example)
4.2 hours, 15.7 gallons burned, $4 a gallon thats $63.15.

300 miles, 65mph, 21mpg
4.6 hours, 14.3 gallons burned, $57.14. You loose 4/10th of one hour, or 24 mins and save $6.

300 miles, 60mpg, 24mpg
5 hours, 12.5 gallons burned, $50. (Compared to 70mph) Lost 48 mins, saved $13.15.

As you go faster your fuel economy drops like a rock. I believe the most fuel efficient speed for my Jeep is 48-51ish. Speeding to work? This is over 300 miles! On your short drive speeding doesn't save you as much time as we like to think it does!

Now think of this though, what is your time worth? Do you have an abundance of free time and no money? Or do you work 70 hours a week and time with loved ones is precious? I value my off time at least at $12 per hour, because I am ALWAYS at work. This means that saving $13 but loosing 48 mins with my beloved woman is most likely not worth it. If I was a broke student again? I would never see 56mph.
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Unread 03-04-2012, 01:46 AM   #825
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Glad I run an I6 and get 22.0 on the highway
holy crap thats some expensive fuel

if prices keep going up, ill be driving my truck alot more. it gets a whopping 18MPG lol
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