Originally Posted by jpzeroday
I love the efficiency of my EcoDiesel. Does anyone have direct experience with a WK2 winch install and the potential impact on mileage?
Mixed/city driving, you might see some reduction in MPG due to the added weight.
Highway driving, mileage should remain the same.
I replaced my OEM Michelin tires (with only 27k on them, worn out) with Goodyear Wranger A/T w/Kevlar tires. Same exact OEM size, but 1" wider tread and 4lbs per tire more weight.
Around the Twin Cities I have seen about 1.5mpg drop. However on the highway, even with the Jeep fully loaded (and a cooler on a cargo rack in back), I can still achieve 25mpg (1mpg better than it's rated!).
More aggressive tires that weigh more AND hauling a full load and I still achieve better MPG than the factory rating.
However, towing a light trailer reduces the MPG on the highway....