Gas prices caused you to drive your XJ less?
I can for sure say that I drive my XJ less now that gas has gone over $3.50/gal. Even with my 4.10s delivering better than stock city mileage, being a college student, I just can't afford it. Luckily I'm close to campus so I can ride my bike to class, downtown, the quicky mart for beer, or walk to the bars.
1999 Cherokee Sport - Black; 4.0L AW4, NP231 w/ D30 and 8.25C.
RE 3.5" Super Ride w/ full packs (4* shims) + OME shocks + RE SYE w/ Tom Woods CV
AR Baja Alloy Wheels - 15x8 + Bridgestone Dueler Revo A/Ts - 31x10.50x15
TeraFlex Adj. Trackbar + TeraFlex Quick Disconnects & WARN T-case skid
yeah, i personally backed 'er down ALOT... i used to go four wheeling at the drop of a hat and without too much thought of where to go but now i have to plan and do all that thinking stuff takes alot of the fun out of it... curiously though, can anyone please explain why diesel is more expensive than gasoline when diesel is supposed to be a by product of gas production and not even close to being as processed as gasoline... oh that's right... for the money... o.O just kinda makes me sick
nope, drive it the same, well actually when i go more then half an hour i like to take my sisters WJ, but to school, work or errands i usually take my XJ
We have a lot of jeeps...and other toys....that is all.
Honestly, while I'm not happy with the current state of fuel prices, it really hasn't caused us to change much, as far as driving habits go. None of our vehicles get stellar fuel economy really, but we don't really do a lot of "non-essential" driving in the first place, and most of the places we go anyway (restaurants, Wal-Mart, Lowes, Autozone, etc) are almost all with a few miles of our house. Our wheeling trips have been really cut back lately, but that's due more to having a baby now vs the cost of fuel.
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'16 JKUR Hard Rock, RE/Synergy 3.5", 37" GY MTR/Ks
'95 XJ, RE 5.5", 35" MT/Rs, D30 w/hubs & ARB, D44 w/Detroit, 4.56s, C4x4 bumpers, etc, etc.
'00 TJ, SOLD, wife's, RE 4.5" long-arm, 35" MT/Rs, D30+OX, D44+ARB, 4.88s, full cage, winch, C4x4 & Jeeperman bumpers, etc, etc.
I guess I have cut back, I don't go on long trips as much as I have in the past. Also, I wait and go out for several things at once, rather than several trips.
2001 XJ 3.5" Rubicon Express Super Flex w/ 2" BB
D30 w/ Aussie Locker
33x12.50 Dunlop Mud Rovers
Ive cut back on driving, But im wanting to regear, but its so F'in Expensive, im wondering if i should just throw the 1000 bucks into my tank.
97 XJ 4.0 Auto D30/29 Sp. 8.25. Yukon 4.10's
4.5" IRO Long Arm Kit - 33x12.50x15's
HD Offroad Engineering Shackle Relocation Brackets
Bilstein 5100's - Magnaflow Exhaust.
Right now I have a beater that I drive whenever it rains ( handles a little better than the XJ with M/T's). It's not so much because it gets better mpg ('95 GP with the 3.1 V-6) but more because it less wear and tear on the XJ. The bad thing is that the beater has a decent oil leak that might be the head gasket and I do not think I want to dump a whole lot of money onto it at this point.
Just a slightly modded XJ with a little lift, some armor, four mud tires and a few decals, so far.
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