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Old 03-25-2012, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Starting the hypermiling journey with a thirsty behemoth

Hello friends,

I drive a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee that averages 18mpg's. Over a few years I have learned some hypermiling techniques:
-to sneak back home at 3am, I usually used to glide down the hill with the engine off
-for 4 months when I was dealing with the "unknown jeep death disease" my car would stall out in any and all traffic; I learned how to keep the engine off when going down hills and traffic lights

Today I have decided to put my life experience and my readings on this forum to the test. Starting today, I am on a quest for mpg's. I plan on changing wheels for a Geo Metro in the coming months, but for now, I can be learning the basics of hypermiling while squeezing evey drop from my thirsty beast of a whip. Any tips/tricks/hints specific to the JGC are especially welcome.

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Old 03-25-2012, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome! For obvious reasons, the Geo is one of the favorites on here. Tons of info.

But plenty of people here have bigger rigs, and 4X4's.

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Old 03-26-2012, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Today I took the journey back to school with 1/2 the grille clear taped, the roof rack crossbars all the way to the back, tires to 40psi, antenna off and a super light foot. 25mpgs and NOT complaining.

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