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Old 11-11-2008, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Ecomodders

Hi Ecomodders,

I created an account here and read alot and now I've decided to finally introduce myself. ha.

Drive a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L I6, college student so eco-mods are limited in budget.

No scan gauge yet, but plan to get one soon.

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Old 11-11-2008, 11:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Josh - welcome to the forum. Plenty of Jeep drivers to keep you company.

You're on the right track thinking about instrumentation as a first step. If the ScanGauge is out of your budget, consider making yourself an MPGuino.

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Old 11-12-2008, 02:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM! Over time we'll hen-peck you to spend $$ on mods with all the money you save on ga$, .


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Old 11-12-2008, 11:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks all,

As to MPG, with no eco mods and just the intake I was getting 17 avg, with up to 19 when mostly highway over a whole tank of gas. So not horrible to start with but I see some Jeeps getting 25 on here and I'm going to try to get part of the way there.

And anyone know if my MPG will go up with a new exhaust by much or at all?
same q to superheat the cc to clean it in the mean time?

Edit: Also my commute to college includes 29.5 miles of highway and interstate so I will try some aeromods to get that up quick.

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Smile Hello - a quick introduction

Hi Josh,

Like you I'm a new forumer. Facsinated by all the ideas.

I am interested in this forum and the participants desire to save fuel. I'm a senior trim engineer in the auto industry and am very concerned at the lack of pace of change - especially fuel economy.

My work requires me to drive 40000 miles a year and am forever designing a sleek economic vehicle to get to work. My latest thought is a modern version of the Renault GTA610 with a smaller engine.

Does anyone recall a Ford concept vehicle with the small engine mounted at the rear? Guessing mid-90's? I can't find any record of it on the web. From memory it had a Cd of 0.21, which betters the Renault's 0.3 by a long ways, yet using the same philosophy.

Keep up your mods and experiments.


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