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Re: Better fuel economy..?

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Yeah, 3% is about right when I count all four drivers. But I just dumped my home phone land line, and that was only $25/ month. I just hate to waste money.
Yea, IMHO, no need for a home phone these days w/ the other technology that is out there. Our cell phones are basically our home phone.
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Still nothing like a landline for clarity.
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Re: Better fuel economy..?

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Still nothing like a landline for clarity.
Probably true, but honestly I haven't used one in such a long time. I even got rid of my work land line, and use an internet service to direct the calls from my advertised office line directly to my cell phone. I'm out of the office a lot, and when ATT redirected the call to my cell it took them 3 or 4 rings. This new service is instant. And most of my clients are on cell phones anyway.
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Re: Better fuel economy..?

I've got a 2012 4x4 with the hemi and I average between 14-17 around town and about 18-20 on the highway. Like someone said earlier, it's hard to judge gas milage, there are so many factors. Like weather, tempeature, your lead foot between lights and on the highway. My thought is "If you bought the Hemi, gas mileage wasn't what you bought it for."
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Re: Better fuel economy..?

Largest single factor is probably the air in the tires. Underinflation gives a softer ride but costs MPG.

Lowering is not going to help much since the cdA is the same, the omly help is covering more of the exposed tires. The front belly pan helps as do skid plates but you still get the barn door effect on the road. MPG is going to peak at the lowest cruising speed that keeps you in top gear/lockup.

If you could lower far enough to make a front air dam effective, you might see a gain, anything less probably won't & the shape of the wheel wheels probably makes about a 2" drop the max without a lot of mods.

There is some smoothing/shaping that would help the nose such as flush grilles & foglights but on the Interstate, all that frontal area is going to dominate.

Eight speed in '14 is nice but I wouldn't trade my '12 for just an extra 1.2 mpg. Now the new Cherokee with towing package, 3.2 Pentastar, and nine-speed...
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