Welp i was checking everything over today and noticed that my brakes drag, mostly my front from what i could tell with it jacked up in park, rears seem to have resistance also.
but the front you can hear drag the rotor which is warped. you can feel that when stopping most of the time, it will have a spot that just catches and makes it stop harder on that spot everytime the brake pad hits it.
would this be a major cause of my mpg issue?
ive gotten mostly 15mpg averages, one was 13.5 and one mixed highway was 16.5
sounds like the numbers are way lower than everyone else is saying 22mpg highway blah blah.
i have 235/75/15? stockers that i beleive are 29" tall, 3.73 gears and auto, i accelerate slow and slow down ahead of time for stop lights so im not abruptly slamming on brakes.
its got 89,000 miles on it and it idles at about 600rpm in drive, in park it idles at i beleive 1000 and will slowly drop to about 800.
i took the roofrack off, antanae, 4wd towhooks and a few other small things along with uncranking the torsion bars to lower it 1" up front.
check engine light isnt on and it drives fine, but the mpg says it needs some love.
i dont have a job at the moment (suicide attempt from work stress) so i dont want to spend $700 on o2 sensors to find it makes no diffrence
my dad is going to get me new brake pads and help me change those/check brakes to see what the deal is.
what else is there to do to improve mpg? i cut the bottom of the airbox off for some better airflow, and its got a k&n drop in filter that was clean, but i gave it a bath with a k&n filter recharge kit.