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Offline travisyoung

New ride

« on: July 11, 2012, 03:34:44 PM »
87 jeep Cherokee 4x4 auto 4.0

Offline travisyoung

Re: New ride

« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 09:44:35 AM »
Got it running,  working on the Ac,  failed emissions,  gonna have to get smelly cat to help out with the milage,  first rough estimate was about 14 mpg

Offline Smelly_Cat

Re: New ride

« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 06:57:55 PM »
I'm sure we can squeeze 16 mpg out of it

Offline Smelly_Cat

Re: New ride

« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 09:39:57 PM »

Offline travisyoung

Re: New ride

« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 08:29:33 AM »
I have replaced the spark plugs and air filter,  changes the oil.  Perform induction service and put premium with fuel cleaner,  I know replacing "good" parts is against the rules but we will see how it goes

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Re: New ride

« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2012, 09:22:09 AM »
Is the 4.0 the in-line 6 cylinder?  We had a Cherokee that had the in-line 6, auto, 2WD . . . gas milage in it sucked . . . 'bout 17 or 18 on the road was the best we ever got.

Offline travisyoung

Re: New ride

« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2012, 09:20:30 PM »
Yes in line 6 auto,  I knew that the milage was bad when I bought it but it beats the Mercedes with no payment and liability I can afford the gas,  a bunch of guys at work have then and I wanted to follow,  I have never had a 4 wheel drive I could take off road and have not owned an American car or truck in 15 years

Offline 98GTI

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Re: New ride

« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012, 09:46:13 PM »
I've had 3 Cherokee's, 3 wrangler's, 1 grand Cherokee, and 1 liberty. We still have a 99 Cherokee and 99 wrangler. I'm sure you will enjoy the dependability of the 4.0. Mine has 204,000 on it. You'll also enjoy the shift-on-the-fly 4 wd. Good luck.

Offline ASBug

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Re: New ride

« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 08:31:46 AM »
We had a few Jeeps growing up, a 1988? Cherokee (Last year AMC), that had the straight 6, it was a great car.
I learned how to drive on a '77 Golden Eagle CJ7 had like 33's on it and a suspension and body lift.  I'm 6'4" and I had trouble getting in that thing.  It was a Blast to drive up in though, the girls loved it.
KC

Offline travisyoung

Re: New ride

« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 07:09:32 PM »
Broke down in prentice cooper,  changed the fuel pump wiring in the mud,  turned out to be a ground problem

Offline volksnick

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Re: New ride

« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2012, 07:47:23 PM »
That's never fun, but Pics or it didn't happen!!!

Offline Smelly_Cat

Re: New ride

« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2012, 06:07:56 AM »

Offline Ret.Bugtech

Re: New ride

« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2012, 08:04:11 AM »
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/teardrop-roof-boxy-suv-8918.html

LOTS AERODYNAMIC STUFF IN THIS THREAD.    SC
About 3 years ago I was reading a article in a German auto mag. about aero stuff. They ran test on different auto/trucks. Get this, They found that a VW VANAGON had LESS wind resistance at 70mph than a 911 Porsche. What!!!  They ran more test and again the Vanagon was slicker.  Look at submarines. The cigar shape was much slicker than the WW-2 knife like hulls.  Just because it looks less resistant doesn't mean it is.  A stock VW '64 bug has a faster top speed than a stock '65 Bug .  Why ?  The windshield on a '65 Bug is about 2" taller.

Offline travisyoung

Re: New ride

« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2012, 10:04:35 PM »
I guess I am going to kill that idea by lifting it 3 inches,   Seems to be doing better after tune up induction service and o2 sensor

Offline dubtech

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Re: New ride

« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2012, 06:30:46 PM »
I guess I am going to kill that idea by lifting it 3 inches,   Seems to be doing better after tune up induction service and o2 sensor

SC knows not of this "tune up" you speak of.  Scrap aluminum and no alternator belt is a much better solution to your mileage woes.

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