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Old 05-24-2009, 05:49 PM   #1
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Ideas for making my jeep more fuel efficient?

It's a 2000 jeep cherokee sport and it supposedly gets a combined 17 mpg and I'd like to get that as high as possible. I'm going to remove the roof rack and I'm considering getting full moon hubcaps..will that make a significant difference? And any other suggestions?
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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Mods are nice, but most importantly - learn to drive with economy in mind. Driving technique can trump nearly any mod, and is pretty much free.

As far as mods go though, look into a grille block, and maybe a hot air intake. HAI works on some vehicles, and not on others. DOn't know about the Jeeps if it works or not.

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If you can stand to lose the 4WD, there may be savings in physically removing as much of the system as possible. Depends what kind of drivetrain it has.
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There isn't a lot you can do to a jeep while leaving it a jeep. the point of a functional jeep is it's lack of economy. 4wd, ground clearance, big knobby tires, big torqey engine.

mods are the same stuff that goes for any car:
lower it (good luck finding lowering kits for a jeep :-p)
exhaust (headers, cats, pipes. loud does not equal good)
inflate tires, as well as if you need new ones, tallest tires you can get
grill block
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