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Unread 10-16-2011, 08:47 AM   #1
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Silver Rubicon, 400 miles to a tank!

That's what my wife's 2011 Rubicon gets with just 400 miles on the OD.

It actually had 1/4 of a tank left when we filled it up yesterday for the first time. We bought it last weekend and she drives mostly highway to work, 13 miles. I drive the same, mostly highway and 8 miles to work. I'm lucky to get 320 miles to a tank. weird.

We don't care about the gas mileages on our Rubicons but it is strange one is different than the other.


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Unread 10-16-2011, 09:10 AM   #2
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She must drive downhill, both ways to and from work, eh?
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it the silver - less wind resistance - airplanes are silver too...
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With 55-65 mph you can get some amazing results.
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55 is the key word. Aerodynamicly all is about equal. after 55 it becomes a major factor. This is why once a time ago we had 55 as the max anywhere in the US. Man I hated those days too, long commutes at 55 was about as painfull as a root canal. On the flip I had a 47 in 75 that would not do 55 with pedal to metal and got less that 10mpg trying.
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it the silver - less wind resistance - airplanes are silver too...
hehe, you got that right!
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With 55-65 mph you can get some amazing results.
She's been easy on it for the break-in period and following the manual's instructions.



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it the silver - less wind resistance - airplanes are silver too...


It's definitely the silver paint, when I go for maximum mpg's I attach a couple of vestigial wings--this doesn't go over big with bicyclist's--but the Harley guys get it.
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Unread 10-16-2011, 09:50 AM   #9
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55 is the key word. Aerodynamicly all is about equal. after 55 it becomes a major factor. This is why once a time ago we had 55 as the max anywhere in the US. Man I hated those days too, long commutes at 55 was about as painfull as a root canal. On the flip I had a 47 in 75 that would not do 55 with pedal to metal and got less that 10mpg trying.
True. About 5 miles of my wife's commute is 40 mph, but I know she drives faster than that. Her last two cars were bimmers!LOL
She loves her Jeep and really likes that people don't really tailgate Jeeps. I put a skid plate type hitch and it helps with the tailgaters!


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