Originally Posted by 2005JGC
Furthermore, putting aggressive mud tires on a factory vehicle does nothing but cost them mpgs across their lineup for people that are only going to be mall crawling with them... the people whom want more agressive tires can buy them, whatever brand and style they want, and it wont affect chryslers average mpg across the lineup.
You made some other excellent points, but I disagree with this one. I'd agree if this was the default setup that people buy, but I seriously doubt that the mall crawlers would drop $275 for an "Off Road Package". People who buy the "Off Road Package" buy it to, um, go "off road".
As an aside, I'm sure the MPG tests are done on the Jeeps in standard trim so that point is irrelevant.
Maybe I'm just simple-minded, but when Jeep's website and printed material says the "Off-Road Adventure Package" comes with P265/60 R18 OWL On-Road/Off-Road tires ... silly me ... I thought that's what they would ship it with.
[FWIW, the last time I bought a JGC with the Off-Road package (actually it was called "Upcountry" back then) it did come with Off-road tires.]
Just to be perfectly clear, I don't think this justifies the opinion of the OP that Jeep "missed" on the WK2. It's a specific issue, limited to the small percentage of us who ordered the ORA II.