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Unread 12-09-2013, 04:29 PM   #2311
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I could see 10mpg easily, at 78 & dealing with mountains.

I get 14-15 @75mph...but usually don't go over 70mph

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Unread 12-09-2013, 04:42 PM   #2312
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I could see 10mpg easily, at 78 & dealing with mountains.

I get 14-15 @75mph...but usually don't go over 70mph

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Yeah, I usually travel around 70 - but I may have wanted to beat my grandparents there...

Steep hills definitely make a difference. I'm already around 12mpg - and still have a bit to go before the 1/4 mile milestone. That's including 4wd to work, other work and lunch...and running the jeep for heat while I splurged on a giant cheeseburg cause I forgot lunch.

I'm hopeful!
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Unread 12-10-2013, 07:18 AM   #2313
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Good news is - second calculation is giving me over 13mpg... almost enough to round it to 14.

This is my average driving scenario... multiple short trips, stop & go - mostly on steep hills, running 4wd for half a day and letting the jeep run in the morning to heat up and defrost... ect.

I am pretty happy with that - considering all of the extra weight that is on it. I bet I could easily get her up around 15/16mpg if I were to baby my acceleration, and if it was a straight trip - not 5 miles here and 2 miles there.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 07:29 AM   #2314
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Idk about that 16 number. When I was driving all highway I would get 14-15, with a rare 16 in there. averaging 15.2 over 52,733 miles. Sheesh
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Unread 12-10-2013, 08:17 AM   #2315
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Idk about that 16 number. When I was driving all highway I would get 14-15, with a rare 16 in there. averaging 15.2 over 52,733 miles. Sheesh
I'm being optimistic Tyler. Don't ruin it!
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Unread 12-10-2013, 08:36 AM   #2316
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I'm being optimistic Tyler. Don't ruin it!
Oh you should be right around 22mpg!
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Unread 12-10-2013, 09:36 AM   #2317
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Are the newer Jeeps really that bad? Ive only dealt with CJs, YJs and XJs but I figured the gas mileage would have improved with the newer ones. My GFs XJ with over 180k on 33" super swampers is still getting about 17-18mpg and her daily commute is the least optimal for gas mileage;short trips, all hills, long idles, etc. My tired old 4 banger YJ with over 240k even pushes 13-14mpg all loaded up.

Whens the last time you did a full tune up? Have you gone through all your fluids? Checked all the vacuum lines? Keep an eye on your tire pressure and rotate the tires often enough? All these things can make a big effect on your overall gas mileage
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Unread 12-10-2013, 01:13 PM   #2318
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After you have your jeep for a while you'll stop worrying about Mpg. We drive bricks powered by tractor engines with parachutes on the back, they aren't going to get good MPG.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 01:25 PM   #2319
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After you have your jeep for a while you'll stop worrying about Mpg. We drive bricks powered by tractor engines with parachutes on the back, they aren't going to get good MPG.
I still consider it & track it (mainly to know if something happens & I have a huge drop)

...I consider it....but I also consider how my stroker sounds when I give it the beans ....sometimes the sound wins over the mpg. Wot is like a symphony.


OT, just track it under your normal conditions & if you're getting really bad mpg, then start looking into things that could be wrong

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Unread 12-10-2013, 01:30 PM   #2320
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I still consider it & track it (mainly to know if something happens & I have a huge drop)

...I consider it....but I also consider how my stroker sounds when I give it the beans ....sometimes the sound wins over the mpg. Wot is like a symphony.


OT, just track it under your normal conditions & if you're getting really bad mpg, then start looking into things that could be wrong

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This is what I do. I've been using fuelly for years and its nice to know it's been pretty consistent
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Unread 12-12-2013, 10:28 AM   #2321
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Yep-

I always give her proper attention. Last full tune up was when I was replacing my water pump. I usually rotate and check my tire pressure every time I get an oil change, which was every 3000 before I switched to full synthetic.

Diff and tranny fluid was swapped a couple months ago. Its just a heavy vehicle. I am already noticing how much heavier it is than last year after slip and sliding out of my driveway this morning.

Overall, I am not worried about gas mileage. I do have a beater car I can drive anytime I want that gets 34 mpg - but I would rather pay double to drive a vehicle I like driving... as I am sure the majority of us here do
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Unread 12-14-2013, 09:47 AM   #2322
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We drive bricks powered by tractor engines with parachutes on the back, they aren't going to get good MPG.
I traded a 3/4 GMC long bed, big motor when I got my Jeep Rubicon. It got around 16 mpg. At the time, I asked D.J., my salesman, about the gas milage. He said, "Doc, this thing has all of the aerodynamics of a brick." I get around 15 mpg after raising the body another 2 inches and adding better tires. I gained about a half mile per gallon with the tire change, which I assumed was due to less road to tire friction.

I added racks, heavy duty bumpers, etc., so It's probably 1,000 pounds heavier than when I bought it, and it gets poor milage, but I have a blast driving it.

If you're looking for great gas milage at this time, don't buy a Jeep, but if you want a great ride, buy the Jeep. I have people stop me regularly to talk about mine; where did you get the racks, Gobi, http://www.gobiracks.com/Jeep/JKL.htm, or the bumpers. I tried to get BESRK to build those, but he wasn't doing bumpers for Rubicons, so I bought Garvin, and have been very happy with them.
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Unread 12-14-2013, 09:58 PM   #2323
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I traded a 3/4 GMC long bed, big motor when I got my Jeep Rubicon. It got around 16 mpg. At the time, I asked D.J., my salesman, about the gas milage. He said, "Doc, this thing has all of the aerodynamics of a brick." I get around 15 mpg after raising the body another 2 inches and adding better tires. I gained about a half mile per gallon with the tire change, which I assumed was due to less road to tire friction.

I added racks, heavy duty bumpers, etc., so It's probably 1,000 pounds heavier than when I bought it, and it gets poor milage, but I have a blast driving it.

If you're looking for great gas milage at this time, don't buy a Jeep, but if you want a great ride, buy the Jeep. I have people stop me regularly to talk about mine; where did you get the racks, Gobi, http://www.gobiracks.com/Jeep/JKL.htm, or the bumpers. I tried to get BESRK to build those, but he wasn't doing bumpers for Rubicons, so I bought Garvin, and have been very happy with them.
Well thanks for the advice... but I've owned Alice for 2 years. Wouldn't have it any other way.

I hope a few of you out there are having fun in the snow. I certainly did. Had fun with a bit of excessive sliding in 2wd in a big parking lot.
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Unread 12-14-2013, 11:29 PM   #2324
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Hi Kate, post up some parking lot donut videos!
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Unread 12-15-2013, 07:30 AM   #2325
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Hi Kate, post up some parking lot donut videos!
If I can figure out how to do so... I shall
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