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JCWages

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So on this point, the need for extra gasoline.... I made an accidental discovery this summer. My TJR with a 19 gallon tank averaged 17mpg, a 300 mile range at best. Then I changed from 33x10.50s to 7.50R16s and I now get 22mpg easy, a 400 mile range. A change of tires gets me an extra 100 miles.

I'm never going back.

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Same diameter? Wow!
 

Lanlubber

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So on this point, the need for extra gasoline.... I made an accidental discovery this summer. My TJR with a 19 gallon tank averaged 17mpg, a 300 mile range at best. Then I changed from 33x10.50s to 7.50R16s and I now get 22mpg easy, a 400 mile range. A change of tires gets me an extra 100 miles.

I'm never going back.

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Do you think it was the height or width of the tire that altered your gas mileage ? Width causes less drag but height or diameter changes you gear ratio.
 

Billiebob

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Do you think it was the height or width of the tire that altered your gas mileage ? Width causes less drag but height or diameter changes you gear ratio.
Driving up on a red light, I used to coast to a stop.... now at the last moment I have to hit the brakes. It is all about rolling resistance.
 

Lanlubber

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Driving up on a red light, I used to coast to a stop.... now at the last moment I have to hit the brakes. It is all about rolling resistance.
That's what I thought. Is your jeep free wheeling on the front ? My LRD2 is full time 4wheel drive. It can never get that kind of mileage unless I put bicycle tires on it, the I might get a couple of miles more to the gallon. LOL
 

kkriewald

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That's what I thought. Is your jeep free wheeling on the front ? My LRD2 is full time 4wheel drive. It can never get that kind of mileage unless I put bicycle tires on it, the I might get a couple of miles more to the gallon. LOL
Tjs don't have hubs. It's been proven time after time that free wheeling hubs don't do much, maybe 0.2 MPG. I've never seen close to that in a TJ. My 98 2.5 had 33/9.50s ATs and could see 21 in perfect conditions on the highway. No my 99 got way better after I built the stroker motor, but best I've ever seen is 17.5. Not at all saying it's not possible, just wishing it was probable to duplicate.
 
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Lanlubber

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Tjs don't have hubs. It's been proven time after time that free wheeling hubs don't do much, maybe 0.2 MPG. I've never seen close to that in a TJ. My 98 2.5 had 33/9.50s ATs and could see 21 in perfect conditions on the highway. No my 99 got way better after I built the stroker motor, but best I've ever seen is 17.5. Not at all saying it's not possible, just wishing it was probable to duplicate.
My old 67 ford bronco got 4 mpg more when free wheeling. That's why I asked about jeeps.
It 4:10 gears and 33" tires.
 

kkriewald

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My old 67 ford bronco got 4 mpg more when free wheeling. That's why I asked about jeeps.
It 4:10 gears and 33" tires.
Almost zero difference on my 75 f100 on 35s with a 390. Driving conditions make a massive difference, and speed. I don't stand a chance in western Washington, too many big hills.
 

Lanlubber

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Almost zero difference on my 75 f100 on 35s with a 390. Driving conditions make a massive difference, and speed. I don't stand a chance in western Washington, too many big hills.
Definitely hard to get decent gas mileage in hilly country. Only reason I get decent mileage now is the speed limit on most NM two lane roads is 55 mph.(enforced heavily). I went to Texas awhile back and their two lane roads were 75 mph, even with heavy oil field truck traffic. Scary...
 
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kkriewald

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Definitely hard to get decent gas mileage in hilly country. Only reason I get decent mileage now is the speed limit on most NM two lane roads is 55 mph.(enforced heavily). I went to Texas awhile back and their two lane roads were 75 mph, even with heavy oil field truck traffic. Scary...
Under 50 is definitely better especially in Jeeps.
 

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That's what I'd like to do. I'm going to sell my soft-shell and use a ground tent until I can find an affordable hard-shell.
Definitely worth it with the quicker set up and take down. Now affordable will be a relative term haha. I’d assume you’re going to spend at least 2k. But so worth it
 

Lanlubber

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Drop me a line if you do. Beer is on me! That goes for any member who comes through Lubbock. Great beer, the restaurant next door is the best in the city (same owner, uber upscale Americana) and coffee all in one hotel lobby.
When I was growing up it seems I remember Lubbock as being a dry county. I enjoyed may trips there to watch championship football games between Lubbock and Odessa Broncos in early 50's.
 

USStrongman

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County wasnt dry when I moved here in 2009. There was an area called "The Strip" that looked like Reno off the freeway just outside the city limits. City was but the same month I moved here the citiznes passed new liquor laws that matched state standards. Liquor in private stores only M-Sat 9A-9P. Beer and wine in groceries and liquor stores 6A-12A M-Sat. 12P-12A Sunday only. There are now three breweries in town, one in county and one distillery in county. Taxation has boomed lots of projects.
 

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Lanlubber

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County wasnt dry when I moved here in 2009. There was an area called "The Strip" that looked like Reno off the freeway just outside the city limits. City was but the same month I moved here the citiznes passed new liquor laws that matched state standards. Liquor in private stores only M-Sat 9A-9P. Beer and wine in groceries and liquor stores 6A-12A M-Sat. 12P-12A Sunday only. There are now three breweries in town, one in county and one distillery in county. Taxation has boomed lots of projects.
Looks like boom town now, similar to Odessa.
I'll bet rents are sky high too.