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  • #16
    after looking at the pics, i need to put the stock fender flares back on too.

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    • #17
      this all seems a little odd to me.
      im running a much bigger motor, much bigger tires, and much higher gears. now lets add in only having 3 gears and driving down the freeway at 4000 rpm (redline is 5500) and i get 9mpg. i think someone is siphoning your gas

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      • #18
        Originally posted by woofer700 View Post
        yes 8 mpg during winter months, really cold, normally around 10, just filled today and got 16.3333333, now that i can live with. I cant believe we made it a whole week on one tank of gas. jan and feb, filled every 3 days.
        I think the milage drop has more to do with the motor, and having all the tork down low, they are ment to be off road, we are the ones who want it for other purposes,( in my opinion guys, in my opinion), i will still take our jeep off road, just not over big rocks. We love the jeep, and will keep it.
        Putting on a lift and bigger tires will effect millage, but doing the speedo gear will help correct the miles traveled prob
        Dude, with all due respect, unless you have the correct speedo gear, you have no idea what your mileage actually is. The cold weather does not have that much of an effect on your mileage. I have the 4.0 with a 3" lift, running 33's w/4:10's with a 3 spd auto and I get between 15 and 16.5 mpg, depending on the amount of highway I do. IMHO, I think you cheated yourself by taking your lift off, without doing some research first.

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        • #19
          There is so much debate on the actual measurement of fuel economy...the bottom line comes when you said you made it an entire week on a tank instead of three days.

          With the price of fuel, making the decision to lower a lifted Jeep makes real sense for a lot of us. We cannot all afford the fuel bill of a lifted rig with $3+ a gallon fuel.

          I run no lift and 31's on my CJ. I have no plans to go any taller because it is my daily driver and I cannot afford the fuel. Nor can I afford to buy another car and keep Jeep. I was burning a bit over $400 a month in fuel as is! Thats a chunk, I don't care who ya are!!

          Bottom line: You do what you need to do. We can't all afford to have a lifted toy that sits in the yard until we can play with it. You still have a Jeep, that puts you ahead of those who don't! I assume you still have the lift. Yes, it's a pain, but you can always lift it again for a big wheeling trip, or when your situation changes and you don't need to drive it daily.

          Jeep on!

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Gryphon View Post
            There is so much debate on the actual measurement of fuel economy...the bottom line comes when you said you made it an entire week on a tank instead of three days.

            With the price of fuel, making the decision to lower a lifted Jeep makes real sense for a lot of us. We cannot all afford the fuel bill of a lifted rig with $3+ a gallon fuel.

            I run no lift and 31's on my CJ. I have no plans to go any taller because it is my daily driver and I cannot afford the fuel. Nor can I afford to buy another car and keep Jeep. I was burning a bit over $400 a month in fuel as is! Thats a chunk, I don't care who ya are!!

            Bottom line: You do what you need to do. We can't all afford to have a lifted toy that sits in the yard until we can play with it. You still have a Jeep, that puts you ahead of those who don't! I assume you still have the lift. Yes, it's a pain, but you can always lift it again for a big wheeling trip, or when your situation changes and you don't need to drive it daily.

            Jeep on!
            I understand what you are saying,and don't disagree with you, my only point is, I can't imagine a lift and such changing mileage that radically. That's why I mentioned the lack of research. We indeed do what needs done, but, something seems odd to me.

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            • #21
              How Much For The Old Tires And Rims?

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              • #22
                I agree with Buster's statement wholeheartedly. It just seems very odd to me that the lift and tires cut the fuel mileage in half. Could it be that where it was so cold the jeep was being allowed to warm up for an unnecessarily long period of time and now that it's warming up temperature wise it's not idling for as long? I suppose with the automatic not making it into overdrive it's possible, but something still seems amiss. I ran my 34's for 2 years with the stock 3.07 gearing, but I also have a 5 speed... Oh well, it is sad, but believe me, I do understand having to make sacrifices. I'm just glad it hasn't gotten THAT tight in my house. In my case it would be cheaper to find a beater to drive than to undo everything I've done. I can't imagine having to gear back down...

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                • #23
                  It's sad to see your jeep go from cool to plain but I know what you mean with the price of fuel you gotta do what you gotta do

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                  • #24
                    OMG.. You shouldn't have done it! No really, did you have it geared properly for the tire size? I have 35 " tires, 4.5 inch lift, and lots of weight added, but with 488 gears. I run about 65 on the highways and get at or near 18 MPG, as long as I'm not in a headwind. At that speed I am running 2350 RPMs and thats where the 4.0 wants to be, the sweet spot.

                    Around town I drive like there is an egg under the gas pedal. But it's all good.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Buster View Post
                      I understand what you are saying,and don't disagree with you, my only point is, I can't imagine a lift and such changing mileage that radically. That's why I mentioned the lack of research. We indeed do what needs done, but, something seems odd to me.

                      Well the same thing happens to me. I borrowed a buddies 33 inch tires for about a month and saw a HUGE difference in gas millage. I can normally make a tank of gas last a week with my little tires on but with the 33s i had to fill up 2-3 times. I'm guessing i was getting around 8-9 miles per gallon. Keep in mind this is a 4cy.

                      Bottom line is I'll continue driving around with a goofy looking jeep (tiny tires 4inch lift) if it can save me come money at the pump.

                      Did you try just driving around with your smaller tires instead of the big ones? I mean changing your tires is a lot less work then taking the lift off.

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