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raccoonjoe 11-16-2008 03:06 AM

ahhh....the wonderful world of cheap fuel...
 
Hello fellow Ecomodders!

Around here we're not usually looked on too favorably, but you learn to deal with it after a while. I've become one of those folks who always drives dead-on the speed limit, if not slower. Doing this, in combination with coasting up to stops, allowed me to get a max of 22 mpg out of a 1989 Jeep Cherokee (with 250,000 miles, no less!), and an average of roughly 19.5 mpg.

Recently traded the old faithful Cherokee off for a 1994 Isuzu Trooper. The 3.2L SOHC V6 just seems like a complete dog compared to the trusty 4.0L I6 in the Jeep, but we're learning to adjust. I also cut waaaayy back on the amount of driving I do, so I'm still working on the first tank of fuel in the Trooper. No word yet on mileage.

Looking for some good mods to get started on. I was sucked into this forum by a thread about modding a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and found some pretty good info. Now if I could only find it again......some aero mods are certainly needed on this rolling brick.



Long story short.....Hello everyone! I'm always open to opinions/ideas, have some great Jeep knowledge for anyone interested, and am planning my HHO installation for the Trooper (or a turbo....anyone have ideas?)


*flak jacket on*

Tango Charlie 11-17-2008 12:11 AM

Hey, welcome to ecomodder, racoonjoe! Good to see another like-minded soul in the area! (I'm in Goshen)
There's plenty to read here. I always recommend you start with the 100+ tips link at the top of the page. Sounds like you're already employing a few of them. :thumbup:
Flak jacket, ha! Yer gonna need it for any HHO discussion here! ;) Just do me a favor, jump into an active thread, we don't need another one started! Just kiddin', do what you want. :p
There's plenty of Jeep guys around here for you to talk with. Enjoy!

Terry

zjrog 11-17-2008 09:18 AM

Welcome! While I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Different Point Of View had the modded 2WD ZJ. But I've done OK on mileage with my ZJ. That is probably changing with my offroad mods though...

I'm waiting on mileage numbers from my daughters XJ since its return to the road, should be soon I think.

Gas just dropped below $2/gal here in Utah. But I said elsewhere, I haven't seen gas as cheap for some time. Although, I see others seeming to ignore MPG saving techniques with gas being cheaper than it was.

Daox 11-17-2008 10:27 AM

Welcome to EM.


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