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post #1 of 7 Old 05-23-2008, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Gas Mileage in a 79 CJ5

I am considering getting a CJ5 or a Wrangler I was wondering what anybody was getting for MPGs in a 79 CJ5 with the 304 V8 or the 258 6Cyl.I love Cjs so tell me something good because im leaning towards,Thanks

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-23-2008, 10:17 AM
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that is kind of a loaded question. Depends on tires, gear and jsut about any modification done to the engine. Transmisions will change mielage also. Just remember they are rolling boxes. I have heard people say they are getting anywwhere from 9-20 miles a gallon. Mine gets around 15-16 mpgs. I6 232, T150 tranny, 3.54 gears with 31 tires.

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^ Also how you drive the Jeep will effect your MPG. I can get around 15 MPG just tooling around and on open road or 8 MPG down hill with a tailwind with a heavy foot.
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I love Cjs so tell me something good because im leaning towards,Thanks
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I have a '77 CJ7 with 304 and weber 4 barrel carb and I get between 10 - 12 mpg. It ain't great but I don't drive it for the mileage. It's a weekend cruiser and worth every penny. *unfortunately those are becoming a lot MORE pennies lately with gas prices at almost $4/gal!!!!
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If your ok with 8-12 mpg with a 304 the CJ is the obvious choice. If you are looking for it to be a daily driver go with the Wrangler.
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