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Unread 03-05-2006, 06:53 PM   #46
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Figure this had probably already been beatten to death as a topic, but what the heck! Just wanted everyone to share ways that they get better gas mileage in their rig. Mine has been not doing any unnecessary driving, LOL. What mods/tricks have you all used to get a few more miles per gallon?

you mean gallon's per mile , get a toyota... naw seriously keep your lead foot away from the gas petal. Get a air raid intake, exhaust.... then yes again stay away from the gas petal. I get about 21 on the highway. If i start to drive it like a bat outta hell then no less then 15 (this is offroad too).

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Unread 03-06-2006, 11:04 AM   #47
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Driving slowly to save fuel sounds good in theory while sitting at my computer reading this thread, but once I get behind the wheel with the top down on a sunny day, driving slow to save fuel doesn't really come to mind.

Oh well... it's a jeep, I didn't buy it for the gas mileage.
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Unread 03-06-2006, 10:44 PM   #48
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GOD I'M A SMARTA$$!!!!

better, but it only gets 30mpg ...my wifes 2006 Civic gets 33 city 38 Hwy

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Unread 03-07-2006, 03:39 PM   #49
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Jetta/golf/passat TDI w/ five speed, just under 50 mpg.
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Unread 03-14-2006, 12:09 AM   #50
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how bout a...

turbo charge it...easy and fasterrrrr
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Unread 03-15-2006, 07:27 PM   #51
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I use my jeep alot for work in the winter... During every snow storm I get the WORST mileage.... As soon as I pull that lever back i start shoveling $$$ right into the gas tank... Im lucky if im getting like 9 MPG... thats driving all day, and all night, and somtimes most of the next day.... But thats ok.... I put it on the bosses account at the gas station

What can I do to get better mileage while in 4X4 ???

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Unread 03-16-2006, 02:23 AM   #52
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Boring my TB helped, but only when I was light on the throttle. But who doesn't like to romp on it every so often right! I learned quick to not punch it, switching from a 240sx to a real machine!
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Unread 03-16-2006, 02:13 PM   #53
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http://jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=229365

I'm telling you that this will work even in 4x4. You will have improvements.
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Unread 03-17-2006, 11:16 AM   #54
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"BTW - using the a/c will drop your mpg MORE than driving with a window down, so if the weather's nice, drop the window. If a new Civic looses around 6mpg with the a/c on, I'd hate to think what it does to us I thought this was crap, so I tested it in my xB with the a/c on and windows up - 244.7 miles to the 12 gallon tank. Window down, a/c off? 281.1 miles... Used the recommended gas-saving driving practices both times, too"

Actually mythbusters did that and the one with the ac on got significantly better MPG. Your car is ment to form a "bubble" to make it aerodymic, well as aerdynamic as a jeep can be, and once you open the windows you break the bubble causing more drag. =p Thought ya should know
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Unread 03-17-2006, 01:28 PM   #55
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"BTW - using the a/c will drop your mpg MORE than driving with a window down, so if the weather's nice, drop the window. If a new Civic looses around 6mpg with the a/c on, I'd hate to think what it does to us I thought this was crap, so I tested it in my xB with the a/c on and windows up - 244.7 miles to the 12 gallon tank. Window down, a/c off? 281.1 miles... Used the recommended gas-saving driving practices both times, too"

Actually mythbusters did that and the one with the ac on got significantly better MPG. Your car is ment to form a "bubble" to make it aerodymic, well as aerdynamic as a jeep can be, and once you open the windows you break the bubble causing more drag. =p Thought ya should know
This does not occur in all vehicles. Windows all the way down in my Jeep gets 1-2 mpg less than a/c. This was also tested on Mythbusters in a truck. (Don't remeber which type). Smaller cars generally get better mileage with the windoes down.
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Unread 03-18-2006, 06:18 PM   #56
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That's the fact, jack. Reducing weight helps, but accelerating gently, coasting instead of accelerating to stop signs and redlights, and driving 65 instead of 80 will significantly reduce your mileage. Reducing weight can help, but not as much as care with the throttle. My problem is, I can really focus on mileage and achieve phenomenal results, but I go through phases where I just don't care.

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Drive gently. The plain fact of the matter is that there isn't anything you can do to your Jeep, or anything you can put in your gas, that will make even half as much difference to gas mileage as what you do with your right foot.
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Unread 03-19-2006, 02:16 PM   #57
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i have a 94yj,run 35s, with 4.56 gears,4.0 ,flomaster, big bore tb. k&n filter, air aid tb. spacer. and i get 21mpg. and have more power than i did from factory.
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Unread 03-31-2006, 12:50 PM   #58
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I don't know if these have worked yet-took of my hardtop, removed 33in spare, took out my back seat, put a k&n filter(I know the debate) and I stay out of the gas, people will not run over me they just pass and wave with only one finger. It beats hugging my buddy when he rides his moped.
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Unread 08-01-2006, 07:58 PM   #59
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Thanks, Some really smart folks. I think I'll try taking my foot off the gas and only go downhill. '06 "X" highest mileage on the highway 13.7. Last two weeks in town and filled-up this morning 10.7. My second job is standing on the street corner with a bucket. Might be able to drive to work once a week rather than walking.
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Unread 08-02-2006, 01:07 PM   #60
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another MPG thread? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARG!
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