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    4 hello jeep lovers!

    a quick question, i have a 05 wrangler x with a 4.0 6 speed,3.73 rear end.the gas millage is terrible 12.5 mpg in town,and not much better on the road,what can be done if anything to help gas millage,i drive reasonable

    thanks

  • #2
    Nothing. Itsa Jeep.

    Shift at and keep it under 2000 rpms, thatll help.

    Tam
    Last edited by JeepGal; 06-29-05, 10:04 AM.
    2002 TJ on 35s a bit of lift with some stuff
    Rock-ItMan all the way around

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    • #3
      Well if your Jeep is brand new it will improve slightly, I think at best I got close to 18mpg but now it's around 15-16 on the highway @70mph w/the A/C on. I had the same set-up when mine was new but now bigger tires 4.56 gears lift... It hard to get good mileage from these Wranglers and please don't buy into the "Snake Oil" things to improve it, most really don't work.
      And like Tam said, she's the queen of good mileage.
      B&T TJ

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      • #4
        Yup yup Jeeps drink gas like no ones business

        The ONLY improvements I have found are:

        1 driver slower (it is a Jeep not a sports car) I rarely go over 70
        2 some brands of gas work better than others (don't know why but Valero constantly gives me better mileage than Shell)
        3 use plain old 87 octance
        4 Leave the top on

        I am averaging 15 mpg with 33s 4.56 gears 4.0l
        Michael

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        • #5
          Originally posted by nagal
          Yup yup Jeeps drink gas like no ones business

          The ONLY improvements I have found are:

          1 driver slower (it is a Jeep not a sports car) I rarely go over 70
          2 some brands of gas work better than others (don't know why but Valero constantly gives me better mileage than Shell)
          3 use plain old 87 octance
          4 Leave the top on

          I am averaging 15 mpg with 33s 4.56 gears 4.0l

          thanks everyone,thats what i figured, but it's worth it, it's a jeep!!!

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          • #6
            Jeeps, aerodynamics of a brick, geared for torque, gas mileage zip
            Have Smackos, will travel

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Barker
              Jeeps, aerodynamics of a brick, geared for torque, gas mileage zip
              Wadda you know, you're a DOG
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              • #8
                How you drive will make a big difference, I just went from home to san onofre the other day with no windows or top, only doors but with the windows down, got just shy of 15 on the way down there and had a bad head wind out of lancaster and palmdale, got almost 16 coming home and stopping at downtown disney. Thats with 4:10's, 33's, and 65 to 75mph..
                04TJ, 4.0 5spd
                4" rough country springs
                Nth degree arms upper and lower
                1" Currie MML/BL
                Jc fab rockers & 1" seat lift
                33"BFG MT's
                Lock-rite in the front

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                • #9
                  WOW I wish I got that kind of miliage. But with A Chevy 350, V8 TH350 AUTO, and 4.11 gears and 35 inch tires I get like 8 miles per gallon. I don't need 4.56's because at 65 mph I'm turning 3200 RPM! What I need is a 700R4!!
                  75 blazer + 81 CJ-7 + 90 Wrangler = Tonka Jeep Dave

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                  • #10
                    Yeah the good ol YJ is a gas hog... but then again the 4 hampsters get tired turning 31's. Especially in the wind. Kinda nice though when your going with the wind, big flat ass just pushes along... thats why I want my damn car done, gets much better gas milage, but more difficult to drive. Use that for long trips, use the yeep for fun.
                    Yellow 01 Sport
                    4" Pro Comp lift | D44 | 33x12.5 Duratracs

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