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Old 08-23-2010, 02:31 PM
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better gas mileage with xbars off?

can this be forreal? i normally average like 18mpg on long highway trips around 70-75mph, on friday i took off my roof rack x bars, and took a trip about 220 miles to nj. i averaged almost 20mpg! and honestly i stayed above 75mph most of the way. i cant think of anything else thats changed. do u guys think removing these xbars made the difference or am i missing something

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Old 08-23-2010, 03:52 PM
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Re: better gas mileage with xbars off?

Probably more about the weather conditions than the drag of the cross bars.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:53 PM
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Re: better gas mileage with xbars off?

You should also fold your mirrors in and get back to us!
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Re: better gas mileage with xbars off?

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Old 08-23-2010, 04:28 PM
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Re: better gas mileage with xbars off?

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FUNNY GUY, BUT U STARTED THE F DALLAS THREAD SO UR A WINNER IN MY BOOK! OK SO YA I GUESS IM JUST FOOLIN MYSELF FOR THINKING THAT THE XBARS HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT.
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:38 PM
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Re: better gas mileage with xbars off?

i've actually heard something similar about the x bars, i moved mine to the farthest realward position on my WJ and my milage went up by .5, so who knows
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Re: better gas mileage with xbars off?

i also went up by 2mpg on the highway with the bars off. it also makes for a quieter ride.
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Re: better gas mileage with xbars off?

Personally, it could all be dependant on weather conditions, whether your driving in the wind, with the wind, wind to your sides.....

I doubt the crossbars make any difference at all, especially 2 mpg

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FUNNY GUY, BUT U STARTED THE F DALLAS THREAD SO UR A WINNER IN MY BOOK! OK SO YA I GUESS IM JUST FOOLIN MYSELF FOR THINKING THAT THE XBARS HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT.
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Re: better gas mileage with xbars off?

Yeah I find it really hard to believe that there was that much of a drag from the crossbars on the roof. Yall had the wind at your arse is my guess.
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Re: better gas mileage with xbars off?

ive heard this multible times...
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Re: better gas mileage with xbars off?

I have heard of this. Andy did you do the gas mileage by hand? Recording the Mileage and then dividing it by how many gallons it took to fill it?
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Re: better gas mileage with xbars off?

my numbers are with over one year on and close to one year off
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