14.1mpg on 80 mile hwy trip. Sound right? - JeepForum.com

 
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post #1 of 6 Old 11-04-2013, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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14.1mpg on 80 mile hwy trip. Sound right?

2012 Unlimited Sahara:

Reset EVIC fuel info right before I set off on an 80 mile (all Highway) trip. Cruise was set at 68mph, windows rolled up, no a/c or heat blowing, just me in the vehicle and I only averaged 14.1 mpg. I did have a 10mph crosswind to deal with as well.
Running ProComp LT285/75/R-16, Radial Xtreme A/T Tire w/ 2.5 inch lift, stock drive train..

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-04-2013, 11:07 AM
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Did you recalibrate for your 285's?

What gear ratio are you running?

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post #3 of 6 Old 11-04-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Have not recalibrated yet. Will do so soon. Don't have the gear ratio numbers. Any way to tell from the VIN?
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-04-2013, 11:20 AM
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Your speedometer, Odometer, trip, and MPG/fuel Economy gauge are not reading correctly.


Your gear ratio needs to match you tire size and speed.

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post #5 of 6 Old 11-04-2013, 03:55 PM
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i did the same recalibration and went from 12.5 to 18 switching from 33" tires to 35s. it makes a difference

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post #6 of 6 Old 11-05-2013, 10:10 AM
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That and you should really only trust a mileage check if done both ways.
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