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Unread 04-19-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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better gas mileage..?

I am putting in $65 a week in gas and only going about 250 miles on it.

Just need a few tips on better gas mileage

specs are in my profile

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Unread 04-19-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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Drive slower, don't drive as far, sell your jeep...
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Unread 04-19-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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I don't think there is too much you can do besides making sure your tire pressure is good & regearing for those 33s.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 05:29 PM   #4
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yea was thinking about regearing, but everything else i do fine driving wise..
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Unread 04-19-2012, 05:36 PM   #5
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250 miles?! What you you complaining about?
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Unread 04-19-2012, 05:37 PM   #6
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Ya you might get like half a mile per gallon if you throw exhaust, cold air intake, programmers, whatever else you can think of, on it. Not worth the money basically. It comes from factory tuned as good as it's gonna get. I've heard an LS1 will get you about 29 mpg tho.

I'm right there with you tho. I sold my 34mpg civic for a 15 - 17 mpg jeep... but I knew the trade off, and it's definitely worth it!

Edit: oh ya... turn off a/c and defrost as much as possible
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Unread 04-19-2012, 05:41 PM   #7
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use throttle body spacers, premium gas, install a home made hydrogen fuel cell, run synthetic everything.

hahahaha just kidding none of the matters.
Honestly it comes down to good driving habits, dont accel over 2K rpms (auto, bit higher for manual) try to coast to red lights instead of accelerating and stopping right before it (I call it timing the green lights haha) Trade your heavy *** 33's for some 30's or smaller, get rid of the BB to increase aerodynamics.
Honestly back when I had everything stock (29"). I got like 22-23 mpg now I get like 18 hwy with 31" BFG AT

If you really love your jeep and dont want to sell it, go back to stock
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Unread 04-19-2012, 05:53 PM   #8
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dont accel over 2K rpms (auto, bit higher for manual)
Disagree with this part. Below 2K is lugging this engine. Not going to maximize mileage there.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 05:55 PM   #9
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sell jeep & buy 34+mpg civic
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Unread 04-19-2012, 05:56 PM   #10
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I am putting in $65 a week in gas and only going about 250 miles on it.

Just need a few tips on better gas mileage

specs are in my profile
I had a mostly stock DD and got 275 a tank. Be thankful about 250.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 06:08 PM   #11
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i get between 225-260 miles per tank and I thought that was really good. It seems that air resistance is the jeeps biggest enemy. I would advise driving a few mph slower, and less acceleration to improve mpgs...
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Unread 04-19-2012, 07:06 PM   #12
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I shift around 3k. Get 16mpg. Some people smoke cigars and buy good scotch, gasoline is my vice.....
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Unread 04-19-2012, 08:03 PM   #13
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I average around 20-23mpg in mine but it currently still has the stock rims and tires on it and the max speed I can really drive is about 60mph and relatively flat since I live and work on the outer rim of the island. Good gas mileage is simply not what a jeep is good for, that's why I try to take my motorcycle whenever I can.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 08:29 PM   #14
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You're lucky!

I get 200 miles a tank. I am getting my gears installed tomorrow and then the 35's installed.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #15
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Sell you jeep?????????? Wrong site buddy.
Hey, some people aren't as devoted to their Jeeps as others. I'm on my second and don't plan on ever being without at least one.
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