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Thumbs up best mileage so far!

i dont know what i did right, but i guess i was doing something pretty well. i was cruising on a back hwy a week or so ago (i try to avoid heavy traffic at all costs) when i looked down and noticed my avg mpgs. damn!!


and then a few minutes later when i stopped at the next light i took another pic:


this is absolutely the best MPG i've ever gotten in this vehicle! and yes my computer is all correct. i had an oil change done today and had them give everything a good once-over and my jeep is running perfect other than a future tranny flush needed in the next 5k miles or so and some mud packed in my treads. i have zero mods on my jeep so far other than a snazzy window decal, and as far as i know i'm running the stock plugs still. i keep my air filter clean, i'm light on the skinny pedal, and i make it my mission to never accelerate above 2k rpm. it'll be fun to see if i can get better than this in the future. when i first bought it i was lucky to get 12 in the city and 18 on the hwy. now i get 14-15 in the city and always over 20 on the hwy. things are looking up
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My wife's commute is a long backroad where the speed limit ranges from 45-55. In every vehicle we've ever owned, the best gas mileage is always achieved at the 50-55 mph range. Once you go over 55 it starts dropping off again.
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At what speed where you driving?
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Never mind I saw the first pic I asume that's how fast you were going. Oh also another thing I notice is you have a 2wd maybe taht also helps you. That is still preatty good.
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Cool! I'll never see those numbers. I usually get about 1/2 that. I guess if I wanted better mileage I wouldn't have bought a vehicle shaped like a brick. lol
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i dont know what i did right, but i guess i was doing something pretty well. i was cruising on a back hwy a week or so ago (i try to avoid heavy traffic at all costs) when i looked down and noticed my avg mpgs. damn!!


and then a few minutes later when i stopped at the next light i took another pic:


this is absolutely the best MPG i've ever gotten in this vehicle! and yes my computer is all correct. i had an oil change done today and had them give everything a good once-over and my jeep is running perfect other than a future tranny flush needed in the next 5k miles or so and some mud packed in my treads. i have zero mods on my jeep so far other than a snazzy window decal, and as far as i know i'm running the stock plugs still. i keep my air filter clean, i'm light on the skinny pedal, and i make it my mission to never accelerate above 2k rpm. it'll be fun to see if i can get better than this in the future. when i first bought it i was lucky to get 12 in the city and 18 on the hwy. now i get 14-15 in the city and always over 20 on the hwy. things are looking up
Wind is a HUGE factor. You maybe had a strong tailwind?
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The only time I see 25+ MPG is if I reset it, while going down a long hill, with my foot off the gas. lol

Good on you for getting good mileage.
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yes i have a 2wd and i'm sure that helps too (less weight) but not by much, maybe 1mpg difference? and i could've had a good tail wind i'm not sure, i dont really remember the weather that day other than it was sunny as usual. but if the wind was pushing me a bit then the brick shape came in handy. whatever it was it made me smile
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Not only less weight, less friction from bearings/seals/gears/etc and less rotational mass.
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Wow, that is amazing.
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