better gas mileage..? - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
davetron
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Panama City Beach, FL
Posts: 12
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

davetron is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 04:27 PM
Greenfun2
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Watseka
Posts: 423
Drive slower, don't drive as far, sell your jeep...
Greenfun2 is offline  
post #3 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 04:29 PM
Delta9
Registered User
 
Delta9's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 584
I don't think there is too much you can do besides making sure your tire pressure is good & regearing for those 33s.
Delta9 is offline  
post #4 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
davetron
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Panama City Beach, FL
Posts: 12
yea was thinking about regearing, but everything else i do fine driving wise..
davetron is offline  
post #5 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 04:36 PM
grogie
M-F: Cell Block #4533
 
grogie's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Indy
Posts: 8,020
250 miles?! What you you complaining about?


Red Jeep Club #345
2006 TJ Sport - Build
2004 KJ Limited
2013 Off-Road Trailer - Build

grogie is offline  
post #6 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 04:37 PM
Delta9
Registered User
 
Delta9's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 584
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
Delta9 is offline  
post #7 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 04:41 PM
black99
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 181
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

Jeepin isn't a hobby, its an obsession
black99 is offline  
post #8 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 04:53 PM
biffgnar
Moderator
 
biffgnar's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Westchester, NY
Posts: 18,857
Quote:
Originally Posted by black99 View Post
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.

Dakar Style Rally Raid in North America: www.sonorarally.com
biffgnar is offline  
post #9 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 04:55 PM
dkrajcovic
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: lincolnton
Posts: 806
sell jeep & buy 34+mpg civic
dkrajcovic is offline  
post #10 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 04:56 PM
MFERNICO
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Franklin Lakes
Posts: 371
Quote:
Originally Posted by davetron View Post
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.
MFERNICO is offline  
post #11 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 05:08 PM
rs4race
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 1,130
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...

My Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/rs4races-build-957569/
rs4race is offline  
post #12 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 06:06 PM
terpsmandan
Registered User
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Penn Yan, NY
Posts: 1,151
I shift around 3k. Get 16mpg. Some people smoke cigars and buy good scotch, gasoline is my vice.....
terpsmandan is offline  
post #13 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 07:03 PM
Coolcatracing
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Honolulu
Posts: 844
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.

08 Unlimited Rubicon 6 speed, 315/70-16 Kelly TSR, 1.5" Spidertrax spacers factory Moab's, Rubicon Express Flex arm 3.5" lift, Smittybilt XRC front bumper with D-rings, Body Armor Extreme rock slider steps, AEV snorkel, trimmed fender flares, Hella 8" HID driving lights
Coolcatracing is offline  
post #14 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 07:29 PM
DangleTJ
Registered User
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Austin
Posts: 46
You're lucky!

I get 200 miles a tank. I am getting my gears installed tomorrow and then the 35's installed.
DangleTJ is offline  
post #15 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 07:40 PM
Greenfun2
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Watseka
Posts: 423
Quote:
Originally Posted by eklayman View Post
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.
Greenfun2 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Vibration, Bad Mileage, Very Bad Mileage Harley_Jeep_Man TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 10 09-04-2010 06:55 PM
v8 gas mileage youngjeeper11 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 19 09-07-2005 08:33 AM
gas mileage cochedediablo YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 11 08-22-2005 11:55 AM
gas mileage and 4.88 mytj TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 3 08-18-2005 05:47 AM
Gas Mileage SCDolphin TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 8 08-14-2005 07:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome