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Old 03-03-2008, 11:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
Giant Moving Eco-Wall
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The Jeep! - '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ Laredo
90 day: 23.75 mpg (US)

The Caliber - '07 Dodge Caliber R/T
90 day: 30.6 mpg (US)

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yeah for jeep mods :P anyhow looks great so far, how much has it helped with your fuel econ?
Uh.. I'm not sure yet, I had a fill error last time, which is creating a fill error this time, plus I found that testing the durability meant going off road, which led me to get stuck. So next tank, we'll get some results. I've got a finished grille block out of thicker plastic, but it's raining buckets outside, and the roads are beginning to flood, so I managed only to get one pic, and it's the upper grille. The lower grille looks better than I thought, and it looks like hard plastic on there.

Here's the newest pic, and the only pic until tomorrow... that is if the rain subsides.

Knowing that my ZJ runs warm to begin with, the grill blocks might not work well for me in summer here in the desert...
That might be true, but how cold does it ever get in the winter? if it gets only to about 70, a grille block won't overheat it (I know, I went mudding with a full grille block when it was 70, so if your just highway cruising, it won't. Maybe if you mud long enough at high rpms, but otherwise it shouldn't. I take my testing farther than I initially plan. You get impulsive while driving the back roads ) And will help a lot with aero. I'm gonna try a belly pan as soon as I can locate a sign/board shop (so that I can get non-flammable material for under the engine and near exhaust). So that you guys can have results.

But one thing I'm gonna need to get... is a vacuum gauge or overhead console. I have yet to find the overhead console, and need funds for a vacuum gauge.

What I'm trying to do is make it (mods) look like I bought it from the store and that it's OEM, which is why I've been experimenting with clear stuff.

If you guys want me to try any mods, I'll see what I can do, although I'm not drilling or pop-riveting anything. If I can get it on there with tape or something that is non-marring, that'd be suitable.

And now that I've finished my daughter's Jeep, I get mine back and can keep better track of the mileage (as well as watch my average return to what it was before she started driving it!!!).
Sounds like when my mom borrows my car

Yea.. I drive a Jeep and I'm on a fuel economy site, but you just wouldn't understand... "It's a Jeep thing!" *Jeep Wave*

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