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03-19-2014 08:27 AM
Paul04tj
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Originally Posted by rustynail11 View Post
What size tires are those? I don't have a MOAB. I have a Dune JKU Sport but the dealer slapped these MOAB rims on mine. I want new tires but not sure how wide I can go because of backspacing on these rims.

I want to go at least to 285/70/17 but wonder If I can go wider. If so how wide and what spacers would I need? No plans to do a full lift but I may do a leveling kit.

I have 1.5" Poison Spider Spacers. for the wheels.
The tires are 285/70/17 Duratracs, they fit fine before the lift.

After driving with these I wish I went with 315's. Theres a slight loss on hills but a quick downshift to 5th fixes that.
03-19-2014 07:34 AM
MOABLTY Mine grew too, by 2.5" in height and 315 70 17 in tires.
03-18-2014 04:53 PM
rustynail11
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Originally Posted by Paul04tj View Post
Since I posted last Thursday with new tires, mine had a bit of a growth spurt.

4 month ago at the Dealer.



And Now.

What size tires are those? I don't have a MOAB. I have a Dune JKU Sport but the dealer slapped these MOAB rims on mine. I want new tires but not sure how wide I can go because of backspacing on these rims.

I want to go at least to 285/70/17 but wonder If I can go wider. If so how wide and what spacers would I need? No plans to do a full lift but I may do a leveling kit.
03-18-2014 04:21 PM
mikeJKUR I like the MOAB. Post some pictures!
03-18-2014 04:10 PM
snowblind Got my JKU Moab with every option except the horrible nav system for around $36,500. By no means cheap but with leather seats, upgraded bumpers, rock rails, skid plates etc. it's not as over-priced as some people make it out to be. Say what you will about the tires but they drive noticeably better on-road than the Rubis. You can easily swap in bigger for wheeling. I've taken mine stock on a number of wooded trails here in Oregon and it didn't break a sweat. I did hit some issues on a sand dune due the the smaller tires (which I hadn't deflated either) but I also didn't want to press my luck and get dug in. Overall I'm extremely happy with the purchase and all my friends love driving in it.
10-23-2013 09:53 PM
amnman
Bought mine in September

After reading some of the reviews and the comments on this and other threads.... I waited until the magic month of September to buy my jeep. After wheeling and dealing and my trade in... my Lobster MOAB came in under 30K after taxes.... YES!! I needed a daily commuter and a hunting vehicle. Plus I wanted to do some back country camping in the Canyonland area... I think this vehicle will do the trick.
06-27-2013 10:03 PM
Mikel01 I was able to pickup my Moab for $34.2k from a list of $41.5k. Louisville has several local dealers to shop from. Got the 430n, black hard top, AT and a couple of other options. I last owned a CJ7 back in the 80's and I am really Impressed on the quality of the new Jeeps and the power too.
06-13-2013 12:21 PM
85CJ
New rims and tires

Pintlers and 33" Duratracs
06-12-2013 01:08 AM
Runewolf1973
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Originally Posted by fglhayes View Post
Bought the Moab for $35k. Want to do a 2" lift for looks, don't really do mush off road. What tires would be best?

Love my color and won't see another.
That color is awesome!
06-11-2013 04:30 AM
85CJ
Congrats!

Can't show the wife the photo of your Moab, that is the color she wanted! But, we would have had to wait a while to get one and this one was on the lot! Love this Jeep! Congrats on yours and it looks like it belongs tooling around in the desert. Enjoy!
06-09-2013 11:05 PM
fglhayes
Moab question

Bought the Moab for $35k. Want to do a 2" lift for looks, don't really do mush off road. What tires would be best?

Love my color and won't see another.
05-27-2013 09:55 PM
jwilson2598
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Originally Posted by DJL2 View Post
I drove my Unlimited Rubicon off the lot for 33.5. If you love what you drive, that's awesome. For my money, the extra 1.5k that you spent on your MOAB paid for my bumpers and my OME lift.

I am sure the MOAB is a nice Jeep - I just wouldn't spend more on it than my Rubi - there isn't a bling feature in the Jeep product catalog worth that much to me.
Keep in mind they got $1800 in AEV bumpers with it, so that makes up the cost difference right there if you like the AEV's (which I do, I have them on my rig)
05-27-2013 08:29 PM
DJL2 I drove my Unlimited Rubicon off the lot for 33.5. If you love what you drive, that's awesome. For my money, the extra 1.5k that you spent on your MOAB paid for my bumpers and my OME lift.

I am sure the MOAB is a nice Jeep - I just wouldn't spend more on it than my Rubi - there isn't a bling feature in the Jeep product catalog worth that much to me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ead_jkumoab View Post
i'm not entirely following the price point that was being argued at the beginning of this thread...got my bright white moab unlimited for 349XX.

6 Speed, 730N Nav, Auto Climate Control, Max Tow Package...so essentially fully loaded. maybe i just got lucky with the end of the MY coming up.
05-27-2013 08:13 PM
85CJ Just picked this up last week and I absolutely love this Jeep! Drives unbelievable on the highway and has nearly every option! Very Happy with my deal and dealer!
05-27-2013 12:12 PM
ead_jkumoab
loving it

i'm not entirely following the price point that was being argued at the beginning of this thread...got my bright white moab unlimited for 349XX.

6 Speed, 730N Nav, Auto Climate Control, Max Tow Package...so essentially fully loaded. maybe i just got lucky with the end of the MY coming up.
05-24-2013 10:15 PM
Duckquackers Loving my MOAB 4500 miles and several issues she's my baby. ..
05-24-2013 08:51 PM
ONETANGO I love my Wrangler Sport but if I could do it all over again I would step up to a MOAB. I just like everything about it ALOT! It is an awesome rig. Just my opinion.
05-24-2013 01:30 PM
MikeK46
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Originally Posted by mbmobile View Post
at least in Italy, every change that is made to the car must be certified by the MoT.
Even for the tires, I'm allowed to put just 3 sizes, 255R17, 245R17 and 255R18.

You can modify the car but, if they catch you, the Police will seize it until you do not certify all the changes.

To get them certified, assuming they will, is quite expensive, in therm of few thousands of Euros.

There are some tricks, like get everything certified in Germany, where these rules are more relaxed. Any certification issued in and EU Country must be accepted in all the others.


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Part of the appeal of the Wrangler here is that you are free to do just about anything. A lot of us would probably never own one if we weren't able to install huge tires, lifts, steel bumpers, etc.
05-20-2013 08:42 PM
mbmobile
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Originally Posted by MikeK46 View Post
You mean that not only does it not come with AEV bumpers, but you're also not allowed to install them yourself?
at least in Italy, every change that is made to the car must be certified by the MoT.
Even for the tires, I'm allowed to put just 3 sizes, 255R17, 245R17 and 255R18.

You can modify the car but, if they catch you, the Police will seize it until you do not certify all the changes.

To get them certified, assuming they will, is quite expensive, in therm of few thousands of Euros.

There are some tricks, like get everything certified in Germany, where these rules are more relaxed. Any certification issued in and EU Country must be accepted in all the others.


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05-20-2013 08:37 PM
mbmobile I confirm, Diesel mileage is in the range of 8Km/Lt with some highway, then city traffic
Consider that in EU the traffic is comparable with the one of a Major city in US, like NYC, LAX, MIA or Houston Loop (at least according to my personal experience),


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05-20-2013 07:04 AM
CJ-JK 1982
Jku moab

Got my Moab a last week.

At the moment I'm getting 11,5L/100KM... But it should go down... (2.8 CRD, 200cv)

Tires is one of the things I don't like, they are too small!
05-19-2013 09:42 PM
mike1158
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Originally Posted by mbmobile View Post
That's the European 2.8 CRD one, in my Garage.

Decided to buy those instead of the Rubicon for better mileage, a way better trim, and no need to heavy offroad. On top you can always add what you may need.

In Italy is 42K EUR.




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what kind of mileage do you get with that Diesel ?
05-19-2013 09:24 PM
MikeK46
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Originally Posted by mbmobile View Post
Unfortunately is not, we must have a sort of plastic bench to pass the crash tests.

Here we are very strict with modifications, mainly you cannot modify anything...



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You mean that not only does it not come with AEV bumpers, but you're also not allowed to install them yourself?
05-17-2013 08:40 AM
LIGX Before I bought mine I went throught the exercise of pricing a sport and then adding the items I wanted to make it comparable to the MOAB. At the end of the day the difference was minimal. I just picked mine up, and there were a couple on dealer lots and was able to negotiate a decent deal. I like the look of it and as others have said you don't see that many around. I too will probably take it off road rarely condsidering where I live I'd have to either take up fishing to hit a beach or drive a couple of hours to go off road legally. I love mine and especially the creature comforts.
05-16-2013 01:33 AM
mbmobile Unfortunately is not, we must have a sort of plastic bench to pass the crash tests.

Here we are very strict with modifications, mainly you cannot modify anything...



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05-15-2013 10:59 PM
MikeK46 Nice Jeep! That's $55,000 USD at the current conversion rate.

Our Moabs come with AEV bumpers front and rear. Is that not the case outside the US?
05-15-2013 07:32 AM
Cyprus Mike
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Originally Posted by mbmobile View Post
That's the European 2.8 CRD one, in my Garage.

Decided to buy those instead of the Rubicon for better mileage, a way better trim, and no need to heavy offroad. On top you can always add what you may need.

In Italy is 42K EUR.




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Nice Jeep, Wish i coul get it for only 42K eur
05-14-2013 04:16 PM
mbmobile That's the European 2.8 CRD one, in my Garage.

Decided to buy those instead of the Rubicon for better mileage, a way better trim, and no need to heavy offroad. On top you can always add what you may need.

In Italy is 42K EUR.




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05-14-2013 01:17 PM
Duckquackers
My MOAB, yes that is dirt!!

After almost 4k miles I am still in love with my baby girl and 100% pleased with everything about her.
05-14-2013 11:16 AM
MikeK46
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Originally Posted by thegreyman View Post
That said, would you really want leather on your wrangler?
No, but I'd definitely want leather IN my Wrangler.

Never had any issues with them getting hot in the sun, they're comfortable, and they don't absorb moisture, mud, dirt, etc. like cloth seats will.
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