Join Date: May 2011
Location: Harrisville Township
Just to throw it out there, I happen to know my friend and fellow member, WeezyBlue, used to own a 2006 TJ with the 4 cylinder with STOCK 3.73 GEARS and achieved upwards of 20mpg. This was also with the 6spd manual, a total lift of around 4.5" and 33" Federals mud terrains. He now has a 2005 Rubicon on 32s with the 6spd and gets around 15-16mpg. I also have a 2004 Rubicon on 33s with the 5spd and usually get around 16-17mpg. A lot of it depends how you drive, your gearing and transmission. On a side note, one of our wheelin buddies owns a 1995 cherokee on 35s, lifted about 6-8"(not entirely sure) with the 4.0 automatic, 4.56 gears. He's somehow magically getting over 20mpg sometimes even 25mpg! Trust me, the math is right. We've tried it several times. Just another testimony, that's all.
Sent from my turtle in a half shell.
2004 Rubicon "Leo"
Mystery Pro Comp lift ~ 4" (installed by PO)---1.25" JKS BL---1" Bombproof MML---Currie Currectlync HD Steering---JKS Adjustable Front Track Bar
35X12.50R15 BF Goodrich KM2s on Eagle Alloy 15"x10"---Warn 9.5ti