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I think you should sell it.
Last weekend I took a trip to North GA, mix of highway, back roads, and a 2 hour trail ride and I averaged 22.5 mpgs. The EVIC showed 19.5 mpgs for the entire trail ride. I do not DD my CRD so fuel economy numbers will vary. Of course the key is MPH and I do not run over 2500rpms...which is between 70 and 72mph. I believe and this is backed up by others that if you drop to 65mph you can see 25mpgs with lift and tires.Scootr,
Like the new pinstriping that you added. Really compliments the jeep. Seriously though, I have enjoyed reading through your build several times and it is really tempting to upgrade from my WJ to a WK CRD. A question for you; what type of mileage figures do you consistently see from your jeep? I realize that you have the ECO tune, just trying to get a "real world" review.
Do you know if anyone has ever put a 6 speed standard behind that CRD?Jeep/Mercedes should have given the CRD a 6th gear to get RPMS down to 2000 when running at 70mph...that would put us over 25mpg on a regular basis.
Throw enough money into and yes you probably could get a manual transmission put in...I believe there is a 6 speed manual option for the European Sprinter, the manual did not come to NA.Do you know if anyone has ever put a 6 speed standard behind that CRD?
Something from Mercedes should do the trick (they often used the NSG-370 in their late 90's and early 00's sedans - which is the same 6-speed used in the JK)
You're not kidding, Scott.....
Torque is king.
As you know plus and minus for all vehicles....fingers crossed for a diesel JKU in the near future with 400+ torque. You will then be able to trade in the gasser and haul your trailer in style. I am still holding out hope for some type of ROW pickup coming...Ford Ranger, Hilux, or VWYou're not kidding, Scott.
My new JK has 3.73s, 6-speed manual, and the Pentastar V6 gasser. I swapped the OE minivan tires for ST-Maxx 255/780-17 ---- 2000 rpm @ 65mph. But if I get to a hill, I have to go down to 5th. Then sometimes 4th.
It's worlds better than the 4-speed autotrans was on my old JK with 3.8L engine. But it doesn't have the 410 ft lbs of torque that the Power Wagon had.