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post #1 of 6 Old 07-14-2008, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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CJ-2 and CJ-3 fuel economy

I know, I know, they're vintage vehicles, so who cares about fuel economy? I have my reasons, but driven largely by simple curiosity, I'm wondering what the mgp figures might be for the old CJ-2 and CJ-3 Jeeps with 4-cylinder engines. Were they gas guzzlers? I have no idea. Thanks for any responses!

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-14-2008, 03:35 PM
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too many variables for a direct answer-tire size, trans, gears, etc


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Originally Posted by JoonHoss View Post
too many variables for a direct answer-tire size, trans, gears, etc

Yup. anywhere from mid single digits to upper teens/low twenties.
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You also have to keep in mind those original flathead motors are not near as efficient as today's motors.

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my dad got around 20mpg mixed driving (aka city plus topped out at 50ish on the highway.)in his cj3a a few summers ago.. we had 30's with stock gears, overdrive, with power stearing.
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abut 15 mpg stock CJ2/3
with Warn OD 18-20mpg
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