Join Date: Mar 2000
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Re: Anybody started mods for gas prices yet?
Yeah, my modification was to go from a miserly gas conserving 2.5 liter, to a Ford 5.0 with a 190lph pump, 24,lb injectors, a fuel guzzeling cam, performance mass air meter, 70mm throttle body, and Im chomping at the bit to install my port matched GT 40 manifold and Plennum.
Then I went out and pulled off an almost impossible scheduling coupe for the company I work for, made them extremely reliant on my performance abilities. Then requested some more company gas cards,... they cringed, then issued me a handfull of cards, for more fueling options. After all, my Jeep actually gets pretty good gas mileage(im getting about 14 mpg), compared to my Motor Home (6 mpg), or F250(8 MPG).
I think though, that for the average Jeeper, just trying to save a few bucks on gas, that your best bet, is to keep your engine well tuned and to keep your foot out of the throttle. Detuning an engine(unless you are really gonna do it right, with smaller more fuel efficient radial tires, and gearing changes, and overdrive trannies), usually just means using that much more fuel when when you have to constantly mash the peddal on uphill grades, or when passing.
Just be sensible and ride out the screwing we are currently experiencing.
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