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Old 06-11-2009, 11:30 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Subscribed. I'm waiting for 2012/13 when Jeep comes out with their hybrid Wrangler.
https://www.chryslergroupllc.com/en/...s_wrangler.php
They call it an EV but it's really just a hybrid. Either way, looks like a winner to me as I grew up with Jeeps but don't want one now cause of the terrible mpg they get.

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Old 06-11-2009, 12:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
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will need to fill in the old mirrow holes on the door.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:47 PM   #24 (permalink)
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so here it is! the aerodynamic horror itself, a beautiful 2007 4dr 4wd jeep wrangler!
I found that sentence funny
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:26 AM   #25 (permalink)
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That's one thing I never thought of....ecomodding a Jeep!


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Your car do as you please, but this effort is like trying to make water less wet.

You are starting out with the wrongest canvas there is, that car (Jeep) was made specifically for function it throws convention out the window to be the best as what it was made to do.

You might as well junk the entire body and start fresh it would be easier that way. But getting something different and cheap would be less painful and you wont be ruining a good Jeep and its resale value.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:40 AM   #27 (permalink)
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XJguy - If the mods are removable, they won't hurt resale value. Plus, if he can give it a bit better mpg, without sacrificing functionality, why not?
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:15 AM   #28 (permalink)
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xjguy,
you miss the point. This topic has been brought up before. The web site is "ECOMODDER"
not "BUY A POS MPG CAR". there are corvettes, jeeps, 4x4 work trucks here along with Prius etc. This site is about doing the best with what you got. It's really more about attitude than who gets the best mpg.
I drive a 02 Infiniti Q45 w/340 hp and 0-60 in under 6 sec. BUT I drive for mpg like it's a video game that I am not going to lose. Prior to coming her I was getting 27mpg on round trips (23epa). thanks to this site I can now get 31mpg on the same round trip.
But some guy from NewZeland was bashing me for not buying an econ box and saving the world. He too, missed the point.
I and others here admire a guy who is so enthusiastic about trying to improve the FE in his choosen 'pig'!
Frankly, it takes some balls to ecomod so publicly on a given pig! And it sounds like he NEEDS that kinda pig. Unlike most who buy that model who never even use the 4 wheel drive or see dirt more than 3 feet for the sidewalk!





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Also, your opinion is probably discredited since you haven't posted your car or any milage logs
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Second: Grille Block
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Third: Full underbelly pan
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Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:39 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Being that his name is XJ guy, I would assume he drives an XJ (84-01 Jeep Cherokee).
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xjguy,
you miss the point. This topic has been brought up before. The web site is "ECOMODDER"
not "BUY A POS MPG CAR". there are corvettes, jeeps, 4x4 work trucks here along with Prius etc. This site is about doing the best with what you got. It's really more about attitude than who gets the best mpg.
I drive a 02 Infiniti Q45 w/340 hp and 0-60 in under 6 sec. BUT I drive for mpg like it's a video game that I am not going to lose. Prior to coming her I was getting 27mpg on round trips (23epa). thanks to this site I can now get 31mpg on the same round trip.
But some guy from NewZeland was bashing me for not buying an econ box and saving the world. He too, missed the point.
I and others here admire a guy who is so enthusiastic about trying to improve the FE in his choosen 'pig'!
Frankly, it takes some balls to ecomod so publicly on a given pig! And it sounds like he NEEDS that kinda pig. Unlike most who buy that model who never even use the 4 wheel drive or see dirt more than 3 feet for the sidewalk!





fyi.....................

Also, your opinion is probably discredited since you haven't posted your car or any milage logs
To be honest I am not so much interested with fuel efficiency as I am in increasing aerodynamics for increasing speed and stability. Just so happens that you arrive in the same place implementing nearly all the same tactics. If I can make so that our 750hp 1975 Hurst/Olds W30 can keep stable and planted at speeds in excess of 200mph, and still take the twisties with the best of them, I am happy. BTW the economy on that car is about 7mpg.










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Being that his name is XJ guy, I would assume he drives an XJ (84-01 Jeep Cherokee).
You are correct sir. I have two. One is lowered and will have many aero-mods, the other is lifted and close to as un-aerodynamic as an XJ can be. 35" beadlocks with large wind grabbing lugs and lots of extra weight due to armor, cage etc.


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