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Unread 10-29-2007, 10:00 PM   #1
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Who says JK's get bad mpg?? :)

I thought about trading her in for a Prius, but changed my mind when I posted these numbers JUST KIDDING - I wouldn't trade her if it was 8.27







...fyi, I reset the MPG at the top of the pass on 26 north of Asheville going into TN. Put her in neutral and coasted for 4 miles - just watched the avg eco spike. It actually hit 85mpg


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Unread 10-30-2007, 07:36 AM   #2
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I have about a 10 mile commute to work, but I am stuck in traffic for 35 minutes in the morning. Most of the commute is on the highway, at normal highway speeds (especially at quitting time). So, I am usually going to the gas station once a week. That is with a lot of errand running, joy riding, hanging out on the weekends. With the windows and top up, now, I am actually exceeding 7 days between fillings! I must be pushing 20 MPG! Which is great for a big, blunt SUV, with a fabric roof!
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Unread 10-30-2007, 08:19 AM   #3
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I averaged 25mpg going to/from Northern VA to Charlottesville@ 55mph soft top/windows up. 4.10 axle ratio. Nothing wrong with the JK's mileage.
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Unread 10-30-2007, 08:34 AM   #4
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I averaged 25mpg going to/from Northern VA to Charlottesville@ 55mph soft top/windows up. 4.10 axle ratio. Nothing wrong with the JK's mileage.
great mileage, but a 55mpg I'd be pulling my hair out! Turtle pace.
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Unread 10-30-2007, 08:58 AM   #5
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Awwwww...
I'm only getting 17.99MPG doing 65MPH+, 2-door soft-top, 4.10 ratio.




STILL better than the 12.5 my old Dakota got.
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Unread 10-30-2007, 09:52 AM   #6
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I'm getting about 12 mph city driving.
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Unread 10-30-2007, 10:39 AM   #7
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It's all relative:

My D90 with 33's, full armor and a V8 averages 12 MPG.
My TJ with 33's averages 15 MPG.
My JK with 35's averages 17 MPG.

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Unread 10-30-2007, 11:39 AM   #8
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I get 19 mpg at 65mph on the highway and about 14 mpg in the city.

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Unread 10-30-2007, 12:40 PM   #9
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I get 19 mpg at 65mph on the highway and about 14 mpg in the city.

JK 4 Door Auto, 33" BFG MTKs, River Raider Ram Air Snorkel System with a K&N flat filter, Cool Tech Exhaust, 410 Gears, Front & Rear Lockers with OX covers, 2.5" Suspension Lift with Heavy Duty Gas Shocks, Piaa Yellow Ion Fog Lights, Custom Built Steel Front Ram Bumper with White Fog Lights, 10,000 lbs Front or Rear Removable Winch, Garmin Jeep Trail Guide Navigation System with Topo, Sirius Satellite 6 disk in dash changer Infinity system, Full Rubber Floors and Custom Fit Neoprene Seat Covers.

I don't understand how this is possible?? I just drove from Tellico to Tampa and I pretty much kept cruise at 65-70 the entire way. I have a TWO door with 33's, 2" lift, and 4.10's. I was loaded down w/ camping gear that might weigh as much as your winch - the rest is irrelivant. ANYWAY, I got 16.5 - 17mpg. Hardly any wind and effectively 3800' downhill.

For those that don't already know this... THE KEY TO GREAT MPG is drafting. If you can tuck in behind a semi at a safe distance doing 70mph or so, you'll see an easy 2-3mpg improvement. Drag coefficients on our rides SUCK!!!
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Unread 10-30-2007, 02:42 PM   #10
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I have 6000 miles on my Sahara and average 19-20 MPG combined city/highway. I do the math to check, not just trusting the computer, and it is correct. The JK is very good on gas for a Jeep. My wife's Pathfinder gets 17 so I'm pretty impressed.
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Unread 10-30-2007, 03:23 PM   #11
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Not a good idea to be doing 55 in neutral. The liberty have a recall for when people have done this (even by accident) and then when the put it back in gear it selects 1st even a 60 MPH. not a good thing to happen.
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Unread 10-30-2007, 03:43 PM   #12
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I don't understand how this is possible?? I just drove from Tellico to Tampa and I pretty much kept cruise at 65-70 the entire way. I have a TWO door with 33's, 2" lift, and 4.10's. I was loaded down w/ camping gear that might weigh as much as your winch - the rest is irrelivant. ANYWAY, I got 16.5 - 17mpg. Hardly any wind and effectively 3800' downhill.

For those that don't already know this... THE KEY TO GREAT MPG is drafting. If you can tuck in behind a semi at a safe distance doing 70mph or so, you'll see an easy 2-3mpg improvement. Drag coefficients on our rides SUCK!!!
My River Raider Snorkel System and Cool Tech Exhaust make a big difference!
A lot more colder air in and air out!

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Unread 10-30-2007, 03:51 PM   #13
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im getting omwhere close to eight mpg
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Unread 10-30-2007, 03:57 PM   #14
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I have gotten as high as 24.2 but only once. First 6000 miles would get about 22 on the freeway at 70. Bought a set of Rubicon takeoff wheels and tires and the mileage dropped to about 20.5 to 21 at the same speeds. 17-19 around town. Sitting at stop lights really kills town mileage.
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Unread 10-30-2007, 05:05 PM   #15
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With my 2008 unlimited I'm getting 19.3 mpg going to work and back. A lot better than my CJ on the same circuit. I am waiting to get it on a long trip to see how well it does.


It went as high as 20.1 but my wifes driving killed it. Well actually her not driving it and letting it run in a parking lot waiting for my son to finish shopping I think killed it.
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