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Just curious what kind of milage everyone pulled while making the journey to the Summit?

Mine was horrible, high of 13.6 and low of 11.9 with and average speed of 55.4 MPH. Roof rack, 33x12.5 Super Swampers and 4.88 gears equal sucky gas milage. Might be time to make some changes to get better milage.
 

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Whoa, Graham, that's a lot o' fuel, buddy...

I was getting around 17 on the highway, and I was complaining about that.

I feel much better now...

Seriously, the gears probably did your MPG in, bud.
 

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The per tank averages were 15.5 to 18 mpg on the way there . . .
and 16 to 19 mpg on the way back.

We drove the speed limit on 70 and elsewhere and babied it in the mountains.

We did use cruise anywhere we could but switched it off when it would downshift too much.

I haven't averaged all the tanks together yet for an overall.
 

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On the way to the summit on leg of the trip was 14.49 the others were 15.68
and 15.79..going home (down hill) avg 17.79, 17.68 and the last leg 15.30 ( hauled arse the last 200 miles) paid more for gas in Roswell NM than at the summit!!
 

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Just curious what kind of milage everyone pulled while making the journey to the Summit?

Mine was horrible, high of 13.6 and low of 11.9 with and average speed of 55.4 MPH. Roof rack, 33x12.5 Super Swampers and 4.88 gears equal sucky gas milage. Might be time to make some changes to get better milage.
Mine was very similar on the way out. Loaded down with all the gear for doing Rubithon on my SS TrXus 255/85/16's. Now, on the way back, I'll be able to do a strong comparison now that I'm running 4.88's. I'll post up once I get back into NC with my results.

Time for larger tires to compensate for the gears me thinks. I need to find some narrow 35s.
I'm desperate for the same. The only 35 X 10.5 tires I've been able to find are the SS SSR's. Otherwise, I might have to cave and go for some BFG KM2's in 315/75/16 which aren't really 35's and are a bit wider than I would prefer.

Please forward any ideas that you find in your research and I'll do the same...

ps - it was nice to meet you as you showed Todd's oil pan who the master really was...
 

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I'm desperate for the same. The only 35 X 10.5 tires I've been able to find are the SS SSR's. Otherwise, I might have to cave and go for some BFG KM2's in 315/75/16 which aren't really 35's and are a bit wider than I would prefer.

Please forward any ideas that you find in your research and I'll do the same...

ps - it was nice to meet you as you showed Todd's oil pan who the master really was...
I will you know what I find. I definitely want stay with a radial, but like you indicated, it is slim pickens out there for tall and skinny tires.

Good meeting you too and glad I could get that pan out!

Graham
 

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Dude that sucks, at 12.5 mpg it would have cost me $1011.00 in gas alone to go. I think it is cheaper to ship one there at that rate.
 

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A hair under 12mpg with 35's, roof rack, stock gears and 4 adult sized people, luggage and raffle/giveaway stuff loaded in back - for the load and gearing its not that bad but I'm now planning 4.56's to see if that will change. I'd rather do 4.10's for the 35's but I already have the ARB front locker for the 3.73- case.
 

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My average there and back was 19.5-21.2mpg depending on speed up the mountains and whether or not I was actually close enough to draft off 007FJ coming home. I'm stock though, so no extra weight here. I think he was averaging 16-17 mpg on the way back because with him leading he was running about 1/8th to 1/4 of a tank lower than I was the whole trip back. (Of course, cruise in a MT seems much more fuel efficient than cruise in an AT so we expected as much.)
 

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No complaints here. We got between 17 - 20.5 mpg each way. That was with 4 people, camping gear, coolers, food, small trailer behind towing the rest of our stuff and wheeling tires/wheels. Our mileage was better as our altitude increased.
 

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I'm not quite home but I have a feel for my mileage.

Coming out sucked because I hit a 35 mph headwind in Kansas so my average that way was 15.3

Returning home so far I'm averaging 18.7.

cheers,

dale
 

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I was getting about 18.5 mpg both ways,doing 70-72mph with the air on and using cruise control 95% of the time.i did average 21 mpg for one tankfull coming out of denver into nebraska.
 

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We got 17-18 mpg when we got to NM, UT & CO, :) I haven't had that mileage since only having a 3" lift. The return home trip sucked, but we were doing 80-85.
 
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