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post #1 of 16 Old 11-18-2012, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Need some opinions...

I have the 3.73 gears in my 2010 JKU, 2.5 lift and I am running 285 70 17.... I have the superchips flashpaq so as of right now i am getting about 15 on streets and 17.5-18.3 on highway. I want a little bigger tire i know i shouldnt put 35s since that will totally kill my gas mileage, i live in Anaheim and drive to LA for work...so now i have decided between 285 75 17 bfg km2 or 305 70 17, opinions on what would look better? and how bad of mileage i would get? the 285 70 17 just looks slightly too small to me i have at ko's right now, appreciate the help!

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post #2 of 16 Old 11-18-2012, 10:16 PM
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I have 35's and 4.10's and get about the same mileage you do.

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what mpg do you get? do you have a flashpaq?
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I have the flashpaq as well and as I said, I get about the same mileage you do. I've gotten it up to about 19.3 but I have a decent climb to get to work every day so I average about 16.5-17mpg.

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I had a 2010 JKU with 285's, 6 spd standard, and averaged just under 20mpg all around for almost 2 years.

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post #6 of 16 Old 11-19-2012, 08:49 AM
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I had a 2010 JKU with 285's, 6 spd standard, and averaged just under 20mpg all around for almost 2 years.
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Hey, remember back in 2008 when gas was less than 2$ a gallon?


No, don't recall that, but I do remember back in 1968, when gas was $0.23 a gallon. My 1965 VW Bug got 30 mpg and it cost about $2 to fill the tank. LOL.

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Hey, remember back in 2008 when gas was less than 2$ a gallon?


No, don't recall that, but I do remember back in 1968, when gas was $0.23 a gallon. My 1965 VW Bug got 30 mpg and it cost about $2 to fill the tank. LOL.
Well, lets see..I would have been about 6 months old. Nope, don't remember that far back!!!

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I dont remember gas ever being 2 bucks a gallon....
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was it a 285 75 or 70?
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post #10 of 16 Old 11-19-2012, 02:09 PM
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Hey, remember back in 2008 when gas was less than 2$ a gallon?


No, don't recall that, but I do remember back in 1968, when gas was $0.23 a gallon. My 1965 VW Bug got 30 mpg and it cost about $2 to fill the tank. LOL.
2 bucks ? i remember gas under 60 cents per gallon.
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post #11 of 16 Old 11-19-2012, 03:14 PM
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I have an 07' JKUS on 35's with 18" wheels and 4.10 gears. Without any tuning adjustments (other than tire size for the Spedo) I average 16.8 combined highway/city on very hilly terain. If you really want the look 35's get you, step up your gears. You'll really appreciate the extra quickness you get as well.
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post #12 of 16 Old 11-19-2012, 05:43 PM
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I dont remember gas ever being 2 bucks a gallon....
It was just under $2.00 in January 2009.

Back in 2000 I remember it being 88 cents in Sugar Land, TX. Two stations would have a price war, one was always a cent higher than the other. Everywhere else it was around a buck. I had a Ram 2500 4x4 with a 360 and 4.10's. Good times they were.

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was it a 285 75 or 70?
I think they were 70's.

Power was "okay", the 3.6l pentastar on 35's is still stronger.
I was definitely thinking about regearing, but it was livable.
I wouldn't try to tow that way though.
You DO have a JK though..that 500 pounds less really makes a difference.

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Hey, remember back in 2008 when gas was less than 2$ a gallon?

No, don't recall that, but I do remember back in 1968, when gas was $0.23 a gallon. My 1965 VW Bug got 30 mpg and it cost about $2 to fill the tank. LOL.
Wow, you must be an old codger, when I got my license, it had zoomed up to .32, unless you went to the no-name places. (1970)
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