Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by TheQ, Feb 13, 2012.
Highest I've ever seen is 21.1mpg, my average over 56k miles is 17.749
Was planning on touching up a bunch of paint chips and waxing; but the rain got here before I planned.
I set the cruise control whenever applicable, cruise set, 55mph rural two-lanes I get 23+ easily. On the expressway, which I drive a specific 200 mile round trip once, sometimes twice per week for work, I had been getting 19.5-20 once the weather got a bit nicer, with properly inflated tires. Cruise control set where safe to do so for as long as I can, 69-72mph.
This week, re-doing the calculations, I gained 1mpg, and have averaged 21.4, seeing as high as 21.9. I'll take that. I'm still looking for a 30mpg economy car on the used market for those drives... it's not the $25-$30 in gas per trip, or the comfort (or lack thereof) in the Jeep, it's that I have 148,000 and climbing and I don't want to accelerate wear and tear on the vehicle.
The gears are my next big project on the Jeep. I’m hoping to find a cheap front axle somewhere with 4.10s. The rear axles seem to be all over, just can’t find the front around here.
I don’t mind the wear and tear on the vehicle for now, but I’d love to get more than 200-230 miles out of a tank, I don’t like paying that much, especially in the summer when my work is slow.
Not much to report other than an oil change today, mainly to get the battery properly load tested.
I am very pleased to see after 8 years Midtronics reporting 957CCA.
Looks like I may get 10 years from The Odyssey !
I also had a question or 2 about regearing...not sure if I should make a new thread though.
I know I’ve asked a fair amount of questions about gearing, I may have some answers based on what I’ve learned on this forum. But it’s not something I’ve personally done, Tom has just answered all my questions.
not rocket science
Nah, more like rocket surgery. Or brain science.
Been browsing some posts, and I've seen references to just swapping what I have now for a scrapyard rear. Now I've swapped rears before, 07 to 07 3.73s, but the 4cyl 4.10s have a different ABS? Also seeing 2 dates of 4.10 while searching from 4/18/05 and through 4/19/05, which adds to the confusion.
TLDR; Is there a particular year/type I need to swap into a 2007?
On 07's it might be better to put the R&P in your 07 diffs.With new master install kits.
That's how I did my 07.
I think (I may be wrong) 05 and up use metric bolts on the ring.
Regear your diffs, I may have a full set coming in soon. 4.10s front and rear, whole kit for both ends
Aww, was hoping to go the easy route . It's good to know though, glad I kept my old rear end up on blocks. Thanks for the info, y'all have been great time and again (Especially Encyclopedia Mudd) Time for more research and pricing...
Driving it and admiring it, especially when you did a Wax Job good enough that when it heavy rains it practically washes the Jeep for you.
Does anyone know what the sensor (?) in the center of this picture is? This is on an engine out of an '08 KK. My '05 engine doesn't have anything there.
that's not a sensor; that's a block heater.
Started looking for a cheap route to 4.10s for the 02... nothing came up.
Still still poking around trying to figure out why my 02 front sagged while the 03 didn’t
Only variable was the shock used - OME vs Bilstein
For the 02, 4.10 diffs from 4 cylinder gassers are still out there, just had a guy tell me of a set at the gas station the other day
( I have people that know what I want in gas stations, parts stores etc and when they hear of anything will let me know )
But last front and rear I picked up was 350 bucks I think for both and 20 minutes away from me. Only had 50 some thousand miles on them before son rolled it.
Start looking, calling junk yards, looking them up online
Test fit a skid plate.
Pulled off the tow hooks to have them powder coated.
Paint them, powder coating them is a waste of money unless you'll never use them
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