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Old 08-23-2013, 01:14 AM
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I see very little irony in it. I'm perturbed that Jeep won't offer them.

Jeep sends us an ORA2 with 18" passenger tires calling them AT's.....ultimately just as compromised and incapable as the 20's. I would prefer 20's with a slightly oversized sand tire like the Nitro Terra Grapplers. The pooched sidewall would protect the rim as much as the stock tire on 18's IMO.

I don't see rocky soil much in my area. The risk of curbs chewing on my rims is a far bigger concern.

For me, the JGC is more of a grocery getter with good off road abilities. I will be driving it for business mostly, with muddy construction areas being my typical off road use. I have another truck for heavy duty off roading.

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Re: 2014 diesel production

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I believe that is the base, obviously you can use oils that exceed the ratings.... Personally I will likely be using 5W-30 Synthetic Oil | Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30

I believe they will be updating the compatability charts on mobil1 soon but it lists MS-11106 compliance
Good choice! A point to note about oil specs, some say "meets or exceeds.." others say "approved to...". "Meets or exceeds" means the oil meets or exceeds a standard in the opinion of the oil manufacturer. "Approved to" means the oil has been approved to a standard by the relevant standards authority. Two vastly different things, in my opinion.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:49 AM
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d is related to pre-release.... That timing to d1 varies greatly. I have seen vehicles sit at d for over 30 days and i have seen them flip very quickly.

So far limited crds seem to be going d1 in less than a week on average and that is extremely fast.
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I just got a production scheduled email from VOTS on my Overland. Whatever that means.
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Re: 2014 diesel production

Question for the people who have reached D1 status:
Did VOTS send you an email when you achieved that status?
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Question for the people who have reached D1 status:
Did VOTS send you an email when you achieved that status?
Yes. D1 status is accompanied by an an email and VOTS shows "Production Scheduled" for me. I think that is what others reported as well.

If you elect to have MOTS tracking, you will see the estimated delivery date. Most people that have received their gas burner JGCs got theirs very close to the estimated date.

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Excursion, did your email for D1 say D1 or just that the production was scheduled? I got an email today saying "your new vehicle is scheduled for production".
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Re: 2014 diesel production

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Yes. D1 status is accompanied by an an email and VOTS shows "Production Scheduled" for me. I think that is what others reported as well.

If you elect to have MOTS tracking, you will see the estimated delivery date. Most people that have received their gas burner JGCs got theirs very close to the estimated date.

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I'm sure my Estimated date will be way off. I know mine will sit in inspection with some glitch that captivates everyone for several weeks. I'm a bug magnet. I met the Admiral that came up with the term "bug"; I think that has something to do with it.

Question: What does "buy" mean at the end of my transmission in VOTS?
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Excursion, did your email for D1 say D1 or just that the production was scheduled? I got an email today saying "your new vehicle is scheduled for production".
The email that took me to "D" pre-release said this:
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You can expect to receive another notification from us in about a week when your vehicle is scheduled for production. The VOTS will provide you access to the following stages:
So, If your email said "your new vehicle is scheduled for production" then you my friend, are at "D1" and Milous should be able to get you a Estimated Delivery date.
I'm jealous. (Although this is a good sign for the rest of us Overland CRDers.)

I think also you might be the first Overland CRD in MOTS to go to "D1", I'm not sure though, No overland CRDs show "D1" yet. What are your options?

Milous' last update was at 5:00AM EDT.
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I'm sure my Estimated date will be way off. I know mine will sit in inspection with some glitch that captivates everyone for several weeks. I'm a bug magnet. I met the Admiral that came up with the term "bug"; I think that has something to do with it.

Question: What does "buy" mean at the end of my transmission in VOTS?
The buy line refers to the fact that the transmission was purchased from an outside supplier that being ZF
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The buy line refers to the fact that the transmission was purchased from an outside supplier that being ZF
Thank you. My Salesman told me my transmission was being built here but I think he's wrong based upon the stickers I have seen showing they were being made in Germany. I wonder when it starts getting made here if it will not be a "buy" anymore.
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Re: 2014 diesel production

My VOTS email came @ 6:30am mdt. Hopefully MOTS will show an update next time Milous updates. The VOTS email said my vehicle can sit for 2 weeks before heading to framing and I'll get an email when it moves on.
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