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Old 10-29-2015, 05:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Let's tot up the anchors holding you back:

Two tons of weight

4x4

Bungalow profile

Jeep

And finally, automatic.

Holy cow. Well, I'll give you this: you're ambitious. There's precious few here that have ever achieved multiples of their EPA average, but if you have it in you I think you should get, I dunno, a tattoo or maybe a certificate from the director of the EPA. Or maybe the director give you the tattoo.

I think the cold air snorkel intake is a big no-no. For better fuel economy the generally accepted wisdom is a warm air intake. Plus of course it'll just present that much more resistance to the wind, also not helpful.

This should prove interesting. I look forward to seeing how it develops.
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