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Old 06-26-2008, 05:02 AM   #51 (permalink)
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If you're really handy, you might be able to fashion a boattail, similar to the one Basjoos put on his Honda. Make it light and hang it off the spare tire so that it can be easily removed. Flip the rear seats forward and you have easy access to that shoebox sized trunk.

I don't know if you could fashion a removable nose cone, but it might be worth a shot. use plexiglass "eyelets" like ebacherville used on his CRX. Without changing the position of the headlights, plexiglass portions of the cone would allow the light to shine through.

The windshield is a tough nut to crack though. Maybe have a velcro detachable canopy in front of it. Prolly wouldn't want something like that on in the rain though..

Or... you could drop the windshield down, remove the door tops, fully recline the passenger seat and fashion a canvas tonneau cover like they use in sports cars. Just make it tent over the rear tire and done. Just wear a helmet with face shield or at least sunglasses while driving. Yeah, you'd still have your roll bars whistling through the wind, but it would prolly be better than that windshield. Just check with local laws before attempting this one.

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Old 06-26-2008, 05:03 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Oh yeah, you'd need a hard top for the boattail...
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:17 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Get a suzuki DRZ400 dual sport bike
They are very nice bikes. Hell of a lot of fun too! Plus they make the Super Motard version with street tires, if you plan on spending most of your time on road. Also handy if you like riding sideways on dirt or whatever else. Plus apparently they wheelie pretty nicely.

Then again, if one of the jeep's major selling points is that protective roll cage... maybe the bike isn't the best option.
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:17 PM   #54 (permalink)
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i would think a curved piece of plexiglass connecting the front top of the jeep's nose (above the grill) to the top of the windshield area might cut some drag
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:08 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Start using the fuel logs, let's see what your changes are doing.

My TJ is going fine. But about the greatest mechanical boost for me seems to be tire pressure. I've tried a few grill block variations, but without any conclusive results. I'm thinking a full blown front nose makeover will be a better option, like the ones mentioned in the link in this thread.

I like the soft top, especially in the summer. My hard top just sits in the garage - two years now.
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:53 PM   #56 (permalink)
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I'm just reporting in after my first trial. Looks like by just slowing down, and making some COTS adjustments / additions I have reached a little over 23 mpg on my first attempt.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:22 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Great Start That's about the highest I've seen on my cherokee so far.

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