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post #3196 of 6769 Old 03-02-2012, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Ever since WJs came out the whole "having 4wd all the time gets worse mileage" went out the door because my 247 uses variable clutches so I'm almost always in rear wheel drive until it slips and then in fractions of a second its finding out which axle needs the power, and not a single electrical component involved... its pretty nice. I think its really in how and where you drive. I do the New York State Thruway which is pretty flat for the most part, when I went to PA to pick up my JK 18s it was really hilly. Also 63ish is the ideal mileage speed for WJs, start going faster and your Mileage is actually an exponential drop (due to wind resistance). Michael you're lucky to get what you do going 75ish, I think mine would be doing 18-19 but I guess stock it was doing exactly like yours. Dont remember mileage stats for my first stock highway drive in it. But no really its very much in the driver and using cruise control is a great help. As sad as it is your Jeep has a much more neutral driving approach (only give it an eeency bit of throttle as needed to accelerate in a stepping fashion) that is much easier on gas and makes sure you're not wasting
Completely agree, you really should not have any variation in MPG's based on whether you have the 242 or 247 Transfer case based on what was stated above!

Matt, I was going to ask you about your hills and such on the drive, then you answered it. I would think that the hills would not help the MPG's out. Having it flat is a whole lot easier to drive on then freaking hills.

For sure, increased speed = decreased miles per gallon. I think just shy of 19 mpg for weight, speed, hills, and a nasty head wind at times is very good. LOL, under-powered I6, I asked my mom if I could trade my Jeep in for a v8 tonight over dinner and her response was "are you on crazy? NO"

What do you mean by the neutral driving approach? As sad as it is? Not sure I get it.


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post #3197 of 6769 Old 03-02-2012, 09:50 PM
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ahh ya im a 80 guy on the highway. and thats the "screens" calculations. Also your lucky compcrasher, my everyday roads consist of mountains. haha Mountains and hills, gotta love the poconos.

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Also I do agree, that sweet spot is 63 mph. I'm even pretty good if I'm at 65 mph.

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Im running stock tires and only get 18.9 highway by myself and thats going 55-60. I think a tune up is in the future.
Tune up can never hurt! Have you done anything recently to help it out?

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ahh ya im a 80 guy on the highway. and thats the "screens" calculations. Also your lucky compcrasher, my everyday roads consist of mountains. haha Mountains and hills, gotta love the poconos.
Yeahh the speed kills with the win resistance. I can't get more then 20 doing 80. My evic was about 0.5 mpg higher then my hand calculation.

I did a little test one time on flat ground and if I remember correctly It went something like this:
50 mph = 24-25
55 mph = 24
60 mph = 23-24
65 mph = 22-23
70 mph = 22
75 mph = 21
80 mph = 19-20

Those were based on the instant MPG reading on a cruise control on a flat road.

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Do you normally use instant mpg or average mpg while on a trip and around town??

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Do you normally use instant mpg or average mpg while on a trip and around town??
They both run at the same time. Meaning, I can have it display "instant" and it will still be calculation "average" mpg in the background and I can just flip it back and forth. Not sure if that was what you were asking. So I use both essentially.

Usually around town I have it on instant just to see those single digits on accelerations!

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Well actually I was asking which one do you more oftenly use, but you also answered that in the post.

Looked at a used WK yesterday, couldn't deal with the idea of a 3.7L!

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I can't seem to get more than 16-17 mpg highway in my 4.7 and about 13-14 city driving, and those are the numbers on a good day. Thinking of getting the superchips programmer to see if I can squeeze a few more mpgs. So you guys with the 4.0s do have one advantage especially with the cost of fuel these days. It's a dream of mine to see 20 one day
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I'll trade you my 4.0 any day... Just let me know lol!

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Well actually I was asking which one do you more oftenly use, but you also answered that in the post.

Looked at a used WK yesterday, couldn't deal with the idea of a 3.7L!
Well at least I answered your question! I would get a 4.7 WK at the minimum and a later WK at the least with the Higher HP 4.7

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I can't seem to get more than 16-17 mpg highway in my 4.7 and about 13-14 city driving, and those are the numbers on a good day. Thinking of getting the superchips programmer to see if I can squeeze a few more mpgs. So you guys with the 4.0s do have one advantage especially with the cost of fuel these days. It's a dream of mine to see 20 one day
Lifted WJ MPG goes out the window with lift and tires man. If you do not correct your speed for mph and odometer reading... calculations will be way off!

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I'll trade you my 4.0 any day... Just let me know lol!
And yes. Me too!

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I'm not joking when I say I'd trade my lifted 4.0 Wj With everything on it right now (bumpers, lift, bilsteins, etc) for a stock V8 WJ with similar miles on it. I'd keep my JK 18s though, those are hard to come by. If anyone sees this come find me hahaha. If I were to start over I'd probably get a v8, OMEs and bilsteins again (but get the 5150s), JKS trackbar and the such, and probably keep the stock bumpers for a while... And then eventually get one of those LSR incline front bumpers. Don't know what I'd do for the rear because I'd have to figure out the spare situation but this custom 4x4 fab bumper is pretty sharp

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Comp:What does your lift exactly compose of? I know you said OME springs and 5100's, anything else?

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Comp:What does your lift exactly compose of? I know you said OME springs and 5100's, anything else?
IRO extended links and that's about it. Rides like a dream

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IRO extended links and that's about it. Rides like a dream
Nice, I've been looking into the 2" BDS. Fatbobs actually has (2) 2"BDS sets of springs. one is 2 bucks more than the other. I wonder what the difference between the 2 are? I do like the 4" BDS but I don't think it would be as economical. Figure a 3/4" puck in the front to level her and some 5100's and I should be on my way. Prolly put some Backspacing on the steelies i have ready to put on and some 31"s. I'm contemplating a new SS...

got anything planned for yours snobrdr?

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got anything planned for yours snobrdr?

You need to hurry up and get your lift on. You ought to just put it on one weekend and tell the parents I what happened, I washed it, mabe it grew? When they ask
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