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post #1 of 10 Old 08-05-2014, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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A few questions About the patriot for you guys!!

I love my wrangler to death, but due to fuel consumption. I'm looking at getting a 2010+ patriot. What's the average MPG you guys get ? Also are there are lifts available ? / what's the largest tire you can run without killing the mileage ? I was hoping for even a 1.5" lift with 31s? But my main concern really is gas consumption.

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-06-2014, 04:39 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 10 Old 08-06-2014, 04:49 PM
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The wife is getting about 24-26 mpg's in her 2011 FD1 w/28.5" tires no lift or roof rack. Only other mod we've done to it was a CAI-no gains.

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-06-2014, 08:10 PM
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fuel economy depends on the drive you get:
FWD up to 30
FDI up to 26
FDII up to 23


There are two lifts available a coil lift from "stu" in austrailia, and a spacer lift from RRO. coil will give you an inch, and stronger springs, spacer is just a spacer and gives about 2". The absolute largest tire you can fit before major suspension mods is 30x9.5 AFTER LIFT. I rand 245/65-17's and I had literally millimeters before rubbing against the strut towers. before lift is 225/65-17 (or its 16 and 15" rim equivalents.)

FDI and FDII are the 4x4 systesm Freedom Drive one gives you an awd system with the ability to lock the system in a 50/50 power split front/rear up to 35mph. It has the benefits of not always having to wait on a slip to engage power to the rear, if you floor it, or are turning hard it will also send power to the rear.

Freedom drive 2 has the same set up but from the factory has tow hooks, skid plates, oil cooler, better seals around doors and such. as well as higher vent tubs for the diffs and stuff. Also it has a lower final drive ratio (hence the lower mpgs) for more of a crawl ratio, hill decent control, and a more aggressive brake lock differential programming when off road.

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post #5 of 10 Old 08-07-2014, 02:15 PM
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I get about 24 in mixed driving with a '14 6-spd auto & FD1. Nothing to write home about.

31's ain't gonna happen. With the RRO lift & the right rim you can supposedly squeeze a 30x9.5 on if you beat in the rear if the fenderwell and cut the front of it.

So you improve 10 mpg for 15,000 a year. Even at $4 a gallon how long is it going to take to save enough in gas to pay for the Patriot? Years....

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post #6 of 10 Old 08-07-2014, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Haha I get like 10mpg in my wrangler. And it also has 150k. So I'm gonna need another vehicle regardless !
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-07-2014, 04:52 PM
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My 2009 Patriot gets 25mpg around town and 28mpg on trips. Factory wheels and tires. No lift. Smooth ride.
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post #8 of 10 Old 08-08-2014, 10:06 AM
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Haha I get like 10mpg in my wrangler. And it also has 150k. So I'm gonna need another vehicle regardless !
Well if you need/want a newer vehicle for other reasons that is a horse of a different color. Most think buying a more fuel efficient vehicle to drive instead of the toy they are keeping will pay for itself and rarely ever will it. It would take over 8 years in fuels savings to make up for the increased purchase cost of a Prius over the similarly sized Matrix...but the greenies are saving money on that Prius!

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post #9 of 10 Old 08-14-2014, 11:54 PM
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I average between 24 & 25mpg mixed highway and mountain back roads..... The best I have gotten yet was 27.1mpg on a trip that was 80% highway driving 65-75mph... I consistently get 7-10 more mpg with the 2012 MK than my 2012 KK Liberty.

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post #10 of 10 Old 08-15-2014, 04:16 AM
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I just got 25.2/gallon on my first tank full. Have about 500 miles on it now . It's the 2014 MK manual transmission with FDI. I'd say 60-40 highway-city. I'm hoping it gets better as she breaks in on our windy hillsides!
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