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So after getting my lift on i then purchased 1.5" wheel spacers from ezaccessory.com and got the nitto terra grapplers at in 285/75/17 33.8"..if you use 1.25" spacers it is the best so you dont hit the front bumper when turning and there is a ridge of metal on the backside of the front wheel wells that has to be hammered flat or you will not be able to get full turn with compressing, take out the front liners and hit the ridge towards the center of the vehicle to fold it over and get more room, with doing that i now have no rubbage and will throw pictures up once i figure out how, i also have the rocky road roof rack, with these addons the mpg went from 18-14 mpg, pretty bad change, and the speedometer is off about 9 mph at 60, my radar dtector tells me im doing 69-70 mph.
 

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If he's using EVIC both before and after, it will be much more accurate than by hand. His odometer is also off now (as is his speed). I never calculate mpg manually. I reset EVIC at every fill, and drive.

This is why I'll never raise or oversize my tires. I bought the V6 for MPG. It takes a heavy foot to get it moving on stock tires.
 

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Yea i was using the one in the vehicle, im at 28,293 and the last time i reset that thing was at 8k miles so its been reading for 20k at avged 18 til roof rack ten went to 16.1 ten after tires and lift its seeing 13.9 right now, mostly highway miles, had since december of 2011 and got new
 

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all set sorry about the wait
 

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If he's using EVIC both before and after, it will be much more accurate than by hand. His odometer is also off now (as is his speed). I never calculate mpg manually. I reset EVIC at every fill, and drive.

This is why I'll never raise or oversize my tires. I bought the V6 for MPG. It takes a heavy foot to get it moving on stock tires.
Are you serious? It's easy to figure out the percentage difference between OEM tire size and what he's running. There's enough odometer checks on highways to check it or go to the rimsntires website and they have a calculator. I run P275/55/20 Silent Armor, they're 4% larger. Add that to your mileage before dividing your fuel. Not trying to offend but using the EVIC is not the most accurate way of figuring out fuel consumption. When driving a Jeep fuel economy should be the last concern anyway. Our Hemi Overland isn't great and my JK on 37s is worse, it wasn't a concern when we bought them. Glad you're happy with the OEM tires I like bigger tires for looks and performance. Sorry to high jack your thread. Post pics.
 

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Yea im sure its not accurate at all but i do notice that for 100% i have to fill up a lot more and the gas dte never gets above 350 with fill up and that sucks, but oh well
 

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I was wondering why this got moved out of the WK2 section, I've never looked at this sub section before?
Which is why it was moved.

We are trying to build up an off road section and break everyone from the bad habits of hiding out in there platform specific forums. This isn't about WK vs WK2 or GC vs Wrangler. This is about love of off road, lifts and big tires. This is about what a jeep was built for.

The more of these WK2 i see lifted the more I want one. You guys are doing some great stuff with the platform.
 

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Are you serious? It's easy to figure out the percentage difference between OEM tire size and what he's running. There's enough odometer checks on highways to check it or go to the rimsntires website and they have a calculator. I run P275/55/20 Silent Armor, they're 4% larger. Add that to your mileage before dividing your fuel. Not trying to offend but using the EVIC is not the most accurate way of figuring out fuel consumption. When driving a Jeep fuel economy should be the last concern anyway. Our Hemi Overland isn't great and my JK on 37s is worse, it wasn't a concern when we bought them. Glad you're happy with the OEM tires I like bigger tires for looks and performance. Sorry to high jack your thread. Post pics.
You can keep calculating by hand, and I'll keep using EVIC. As long as one is consistent, it doesn't matter. I never top off at the station. When the pump shuts off, I quit filling. Unless I always fill at the same station, same pump, I believe the EVIC will be more accurate. Do you really think every pump will shut off at the same point? Like I said, I reset after every fill. I hate the OE tires, but the size is fine for me.
 

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Which is why it was moved.

We are trying to build up an off road section and break everyone from the bad habits of hiding out in there platform specific forums. This isn't about WK vs WK2 or GC vs Wrangler. This is about love of off road, lifts and big tires. This is about what a jeep was built for.

The more of these WK2 i see lifted the more I want one. You guys are doing some great stuff with the platform.
I'll be honest, I've always been WK1 biased. This section is slowly changing that. I wanna see some videos of the WK2 off roading before I change my mind about them though. Keep it up guys! Moar pictures! Moar videos!
 

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That will be in a little, im going to get the winch and tow hitch first before i possibly get stuck somewhere
 

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Which is why it was moved.

We are trying to build up an off road section and break everyone from the bad habits of hiding out in there platform specific forums. This isn't about WK vs WK2 or GC vs Wrangler. This is about love of off road, lifts and big tires. This is about what a jeep was built for.

The more of these WK2 i see lifted the more I want one. You guys are doing some great stuff with the platform.

I was a little bias myself. I'd log in and go straight to WK2 (first time Jeep owner). Now I'm diggin the WK and CJ's too. I never really cared for off road before but I got bit and now I'm hooked. I guess if its lifted and kicking mud, put it on the menu.
 
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