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Unread 03-23-2010, 07:12 PM   #15076
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'94 XJ with 165,000 miles on the original engine. Gas light came on and pulled into the station, 15 gallon tank / 330 miles = 22 MPG! And that's all stop and go traffic to and from work.

Filled up the tank and it took 15.9 gallons. Riddle me that, kids.
wow I couldn't get that if mine was just coasting everywhere lol. Are you sure u didnt forget to reset the trip odometer? My friend did that once and was like omg I got 28 mpg in a Ford Ranger. Then hes like wait a minute.

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Unread 03-23-2010, 07:17 PM   #15077
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Don't see how. I did 80% highway and 20% city and only got 19 mpg. Miles seems right, I got about 222 to a 1/2 tank of gas. Was about 11 gallons of gas. Maybe it is right, but doesn't sound it.
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wow I couldn't get that if mine was just coasting everywhere lol. Are you sure u didnt forget to reset the trip odometer? My friend did that once and was like omg I got 28 mpg in a Ford Ranger. Then hes like wait a minute.
Guys, I'm as shocked as you are, haha. I definitely reset at the last fill up. I reset again before leaving the pump today and I will be doing the same route, I'll let you know what happens.
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Unread 03-23-2010, 07:45 PM   #15078
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'94 XJ with 165,000 miles on the original engine. Gas light came on and pulled into the station, 15 gallon tank / 330 miles = 22 MPG! And that's all stop and go traffic to and from work.

Filled up the tank and it took 15.9 gallons. Riddle me that, kids.
get your build sheet form jeep, you may have a 20 gal tank, and dont forget there is a reserve build in on top of you can fill a lil more even after the auto shut off on the pump... in addition, your fuel gauge may be off, i know mine is, when the low fuel light on mine comes on, i have about 1/4 tank left... just some ideas...
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Unread 03-23-2010, 07:48 PM   #15079
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also pump to pump can be a lot different, i think there is a +/- 10% on the amount you get (the % might be lower but i think i remember hearing 10) either way the variation can be enough to give you varied results
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Unread 03-23-2010, 07:50 PM   #15080
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cut off the lower arm brackets. then made sure i had all the parts in my kit
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Unread 03-23-2010, 08:15 PM   #15081
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I started painting parts and figured I'd share.


One of the rims I got off of another forum member. The four I painted look good for the half arsed prep I did. Light sanding with a wire wheel, spray off with brake cleaner, wiped down, and shot with rattle can industrial enamel.

Now I'm pondering what to do with the center caps. Leave it silver, paint it all black, or tape off the center disk with the Jeep logo, and paint the outside black. Any suggestions?



I also primed & painted my nut strips.


Tomorrow evening, I want to start on my rock rails.
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Unread 03-23-2010, 08:36 PM   #15082
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Cut the holes in my bumper ends for driving lamps and fabbed some brackets. Installed the lamps.
Wiring tomorrow. Picked up 5 Canyons with tires for $250. Bought some plastic paint for all the black stuff

Going to get a tool kit together to go grab some doors at the JY on Saturday if my kid will fall asleep in the next 45 minutes.
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Unread 03-23-2010, 08:44 PM   #15083
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Cut the holes in my bumper ends for driving lamps and fabbed some brackets. Installed the lamps.
Wiring tomorrow. Picked up 5 Canyons with tires for $250. Bought some plastic paint for all the black stuff

Going to get a tool kit together to go grab some doors at the JY on Saturday if my kid will fall asleep in the next 45 minutes.
I would LOVE to see those holes and brackets, you should even give us measurements lol! I need some driving lights in the bumper myself.
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Unread 03-23-2010, 08:49 PM   #15084
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I started painting parts and figured I'd share.

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Now I'm pondering what to do with the center caps. Leave it silver, paint it all black, or tape off the center disk with the Jeep logo, and paint the outside black. Any suggestions?


Tomorrow evening, I want to start on my rock rails.
Say you leave the jeep and the outside silver, and paint the rest of the center disk black
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Unread 03-23-2010, 08:52 PM   #15085
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Today, i was making a left at a light and after i complete the turn, and hit about 40 to 45 i got this nasty vibration, and it didnt go away until i slowed down until about 30. So i went home and tightned the bolts on the hack and tap a little bit, then i checked all the cv shaft u jointsn ( they are all new and were installed less than 2000 miles ago). I never ever had ANY vibes before, i've never expirienced driveline vibes before, but im assuming thats it. It could also be coming from the front end....but to tell you the truth i'm not even sure where its coming from, the entire jeep vibrates like crazy! any ideas? please help lol
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Unread 03-23-2010, 09:39 PM   #15086
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Today, i was making a left at a light and after i complete the turn, and hit about 40 to 45 i got this nasty vibration, and it didnt go away until i slowed down until about 30. So i went home and tightned the bolts on the hack and tap a little bit, then i checked all the cv shaft u jointsn ( they are all new and were installed less than 2000 miles ago). I never ever had ANY vibes before, i've never expirienced driveline vibes before, but im assuming thats it. It could also be coming from the front end....but to tell you the truth i'm not even sure where its coming from, the entire jeep vibrates like crazy! any ideas? please help lol
All bushings in check? How about mud and crap built up on tires/rims? I had a problem before where there was a bunch of THICK dried mud on the back and fronts of my rims on the passenger side. It vibed like crazy at 55 and got worse as i went faster. I went home, scraped it all off, gave them a good wash, washed all the suspension, and it went away. Haven't had a shaking problem since.
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Unread 03-23-2010, 09:49 PM   #15087
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Today, i was making a left at a light and after i complete the turn, and hit about 40 to 45 i got this nasty vibration, and it didnt go away until i slowed down until about 30. So i went home and tightned the bolts on the hack and tap a little bit, then i checked all the cv shaft u jointsn ( they are all new and were installed less than 2000 miles ago). I never ever had ANY vibes before, i've never expirienced driveline vibes before, but im assuming thats it. It could also be coming from the front end....but to tell you the truth i'm not even sure where its coming from, the entire jeep vibrates like crazy! any ideas? please help lol
Just for grins check your lugnuts
I had a wheel come loose this summer, very similar situation
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Unread 03-23-2010, 09:50 PM   #15088
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I would LOVE to see those holes and brackets, you should even give us measurements lol! I need some driving lights in the bumper myself.
these are in the stock rectangular location. I just trimmed the OE area out and bought a cheap set of clear fogs

When my cam is recharged and I finish up some stuff I'll take a few pics
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Unread 03-23-2010, 09:52 PM   #15089
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these are in the stock rectangular location. I just trimmed the OE area out and bought a cheap set of clear fogs

When my cam is recharged and I finish up some stuff I'll take a few pics
that'd be great, brackets especially because I have a cheapo set of fogs I bought for down there but no good mounting ideas
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Unread 03-23-2010, 10:09 PM   #15090
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oooooo...... sorry I'm tarded

You think that it itself has gone bad? I have checked, and rechecked all the vac lines I can find, but cant find a leak. Do they just go out like that?
im goin to post in your thread so it will be easier to find
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