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I lived in Wichita at the time.


In my experience you get better MPG with higher octane fuel. Plus the better performance, cleaner injectors, etc.
I could put rocket fuel in my Gladiator and it still wouldn't crack 17mpg


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I took 5 years of calculus. 4 in college. It’s just a curse I live with now.
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Man, I have you beat by a long shot by number of years of calculus, but that’s just because I kept on failing and having to retake the class to get my bachelors degree in engineering! Lol.
 

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Off topic, but where in Kansas were you heading?
I could put rocket fuel in my Gladiator and it still wouldn't crack 17mpg
Well I can't argue with that. Haha

Honestly, I haven't tried in a 4x4 but with cars I've seen better mpg out of higher octane. But you have to do the math to see if the higher mpg is worth the higher cost of fuel.
 

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wander said:
Off topic, but where in Kansas were you heading?
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Well I can't argue with that. Haha
Well I can't argue with that. Haha
It was a serious question. I used to live in Kansas and was curious as to where you were heading. We might have crossed paths.
 

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Well I can't argue with that. Haha

Honestly, I haven't tried in a 4x4 but with cars I've seen better mpg out of higher octane. But you have to do the math to see if the higher mpg is worth the higher cost of fuel.
I agree in cars yes used to run high test in my 86 SVO and 90 LX 5.0L Coupe, well worth it! In my Jeeps....not worth it. lol
 

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So uh, Ford . . . how’s that hybrid coming along?

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As much as I'm itching for a 2-door with the manual I'm very seriously considering waiting it out to see if/when the Bronco plugin hybrid is coming. Would love to be able to commute / putter around town on EV mode and have the range to do long trips / overlanding with the engine. I'd definitely be willing to sacrifice rowing my own for that.
 

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Man, I have you beat by a long shot by number of years of calculus, but that’s just because I kept on failing and having to retake the class to get my bachelors degree in engineering! Lol.
I was going to become a high school math teacher. Until they changed the requirements 2 x when I was in college so it would have taken me 6 years. So I gave up.
But thankfully there was only like 8 people in my Diffy Qs. Class.
 

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I was going to become a high school math teacher. Until they changed the requirements 2 x when I was in college so it would have taken me 6 years. So I gave up.
But thankfully there was only like 8 people in my Diffy Qs. Class.
That would explain so many math classes. Mine was an utter failure to learn the material, many times. Especially Calc2, the rest was a relative breeze after that.
 

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Hmm that tank size in the two door isn’t ideal. Going to be hard getting used to filling up more than once every two weeks ....
I fill up once a week, 14/15 gallons @ 25mpg ..... that 16 gallon tank may....may.... put me in the 4 door just for the better range.
Funny how putting a larger tank in the classic Broncos is a very popular mod.....and here we are again! LOL
 

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in general you will get worse mileage during the winter do to viscosity of fluids.
Cooler outside air temperatures affect viscosity at operating temperatures? I would have guessed that either the fluids are at operating temperature or not, and thus viscosity equal to or closely similar to that of warmer operating temperatures.
 

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Isn't that a Wrangler underside at the top of this thread? The jalopnik pics aren't showing for me, is there a Bronco underside pic?
 

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So, anyone wanna explain to me why Ford always sticks with small fuel tanks?

Ford, if you're listening, we'll take an upside upgrade
 

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So, anyone wanna explain to me why Ford always sticks with small fuel tanks?

Ford, if you're listening, we'll take an upside upgrade
Because they get better fuel economy.
jeep 20mpg combine with 17.5g is 350 miles.
so ford has a 16.9 g tank. So if ford gets 21mpg that’s 354.

smaller gas tank = lighter which means better mpg and higher payload
 

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Because they get better fuel economy.
jeep 20mpg combine with 17.5g is 350 miles.
so ford has a 16.9 g tank. So if ford gets 21mpg that’s 354.

smaller gas tank = lighter which means better mpg and higher payload
True, but I'd prefer a bit extra range to mpg/payload
 

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There are those in the MPG study that suggest unless otherwise necessary, you should never fill your car up past half full because the lighter weight makes a difference in your MPG enough to be noticed.
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