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    I've got a 2000 Jeep Sahara with 4" ProComp suspention lift, and 33" ProComp XTreme M/T's, I would like to put 35" tire's on but already my 33's are scraping. I've thought about a 2" as well as a 3" body lift to get the tires some extra room. Should I put a 2" or 3" body lift? And, should I stick with the 33"'s or would I be able to clear 35"'s with the body lift?




    Also, fuel prices are killing me, I bought a Tornado Performance Booster, hoping that it will bring down my fuel usage. Does anybody have any other ideas to help me save on fuel?

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    with 4" lift you should only need a 1" Body Lift.

    What you can do is take the factory sprong Isolators out of the front of your jeep and move them to the rear (.75" lift for the rear) Replace the factory Isaolater with a 2" Poly spacer (1.25 lift over factory in front) the reason it is 1.25" is because the factory isolater that was removed is 3/4"
    Add 1" BL and you effectivly have 6" lift and more than enough room for propery bump stopped 35's
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    This?

    Haha, throw it away. Change your driving habits. The tornado is proven to REDUCE MPG... lol

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    better mpgs... forget about 35s and more lift and enjoy wheelin on 33s
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    Quote Originally Posted by muddyluxury View Post
    better mpgs... forget about 35s and more lift and enjoy wheelin on 33s

    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    Ditto.
    What they said.

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    Crazy4ink posted something here about the fitch fuel catalyst system. He listed some of the numbers that he got with the system. It does not seem like a huge 10mpg imporvement, but over time I am sure that it would pay for itself.

    http://www.militaryjeepers.com/commu...ead.php?t=2093



    If I get 10 MPG now, at 4 bucks a gallon, it would cost about 800 dollars to drive 2000 miles.

    If the fitch fuel catalyst increases the MPG by 2,3, or 4 MPG, then my numbers should look like below for 2000 miles a year.

    10 MPG - 4 Bucks Per Gallon - 2000 Miles - $800
    11 MPG - 4 Bucks Per Gallon - 2000 Miles - $727 (Two year savings of 146)
    12 MPG - 4 Bucks Per Gallon - 2000 Miles - $666 (Two year savings of 268)
    13 MPG - 4 Bucks Per Gallon - 2000 Miles - $615 (Two year savings of 370)
    14 MPG - 4 Bucks Per Gallon - 2000 Miles - $571 (Two year savings of 458)

    So, for $160, even a 1 MPG increase would almost pay for the system in 2 years, and definately in 3. It needs no maintainance until 5 years, so if you got the fitch fuel catalyst, made sure your tires were aligned properly and inflated to the correct tire pressure using the chalk test, then you should see some improvements.

    I cannot remember where I read it, but they said that drivers that do not drive aggresivy save 37% in fuel usage. Just take it slow and easy and do what you can do and you will be allright.

    I know someone here that bought a daily driver to save on gas. If his jeep got 10MPG, he would be paying about $800 a year in gas to drive 2000 miles. If the DD he just bought got 23 MPG, then it would cost him $347 in gas for the year. That means that it would take him about 5 years to save enough money in gas to cover the costs of buying the daily driver if gas were to stay at 4 bucks a gallon.
    Last edited by miljeep; 07-01-2008 at 11:46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miljeep View Post
    Crazy4ink posted something here about the fitch fuel catalyst system. He listed some of the numbers that he got with the system. It does not seem like a huge 10mpg imporvement, but over time I am sure that it would pay for itself.

    http://www.militaryjeepers.com/commu...ead.php?t=2093
    I run a Fitch catalyst in my Harley and have had good results. I plan to add it to the TJ...just haven't gotten around to it. They have a good product.
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    I am thinking of getting one, but have not even installed the gas tank skid plate because it means messing with the fuel lines. Kind of nervous about that.

    I want to get one from crazy4ink and may get the nuts to do so this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USMCHarleyJeepGuy View Post
    I run a Fitch catalyst in my Harley and have had good results. I plan to add it to the TJ...just haven't gotten around to it. They have a good product.
    What kind of results Jeff?

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