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Old 01-13-2011, 06:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My Jeep Liberty is a comparable vehicle. It gets 30mpg at 60-65 with no modifications except it has a DIESEL engine.

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Old 01-13-2011, 08:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My wife had a '96 Explorer with the OHV 4.0L and 2WD. On my best behavior, I managed 19mpg on straight highway driving at about 60mph. And about 16mpg in mixed driving. That thing was a dog.

This guy has the SOHC 4.0L and some mods that should benefit mpg. I can see it being possible, but unlikely. And highly unlikely at 70mph.

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Old 01-20-2011, 05:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My first thought is: Where are the similar spec'd Exploders driven by others in similar climate/terrain showing similar numbers? No need for exactitude, just ballpark similar.

Our stock straight-six 2WD 2001 Jeep Cherokee would do 22 at 70. An Exploder is larger, heavier and doubtfully more fuel efficient, especially loaded to the gills with people & gear, flying down the road at over 75 mph.

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I know how he is doing it HHO!
Here is the link to all his mods.
Aldive's Mileage Monster - Ford Explorer Ranger Enthusiasts "Serious Explorations"
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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He won't be able to prove it I'm afraid

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Old 01-20-2011, 06:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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ouch, I didnt read that

also, with him using HHO I now believe his mileage. its something I might look into for the Xterra (brick on wheels....)
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:58 PM   #17 (permalink)
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also, with him using HHO I now believe his mileage. its something I might look into for the Xterra (brick on wheels....)
Really? I thought it was a joke. And now, after reading it, Aldive was on to a few tricks, but I am not quite convinced he really got the mileage he claims. The HHO thing nails it though.
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im going to do a lot of research about it, but if it truly is as simple as he made it look then I cant see why it wouldnt be a viable option.
if I can make the Xterra get 30mpg hwy, Id be ecstatic !
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For the uninitiated what is HHO ?

Feel free to point and stare and the new kid...

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