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Re: Need Advice - ORA Package or Not for Overland V6?

I have ORA 2 on my Limited and I am sure that I am not going to do much rock climbing. But I would rather have it than to source them separately. I am also considering removing them part time during summer and putting them back in winter for added shielding from snow and road salt. Then again on a LTD the package added the trick suspension and heavy duty cooling and so on so I had more incentives to spend the money vs. An Overland. I think 20" tires will be more expensive than 18s with fewer choices if you have to replace any. I would personally take the skid plates.
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Re: Need Advice - ORA Package or Not for Overland V6?

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My Overland came with Hill Descent Control and QDII without having to get ORA. As far as I know, all ORA adds on an Overland are the skid plates and ELSD. And I don't think you get the ELSD on a V6 anyway.
QDII is what adds the ELSD. A standard overland has QTII, which doesn't have it.

If you get an overland and upgrade to QDII (assuming you get V8/CRD), the only difference in the ORA is skid plates. Everything else is the same. Besides difference size wheels.

I wish they would let you get 20" tires and the ORII group. I might end up just adding the skid plates and getting a 2nd set of wheels/tires for when i go camping/winter.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:39 PM
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Re: Need Advice - ORA Package or Not for Overland V6?

Well I have a 2012 Overland with the ORA pack II and the V6 and I think it was well worth it. I don't care much for the 20in wheels and am very happy I got the skid plates. I have had items in the road get flung up by the tires and strike the undercarriage of the Jeep and I could clearly hear it hit the skid plates. For that reason alone I'm glad I have them. Plus the 18s provide a super smooth ride.
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Re: Need Advice - ORA Package or Not for Overland V6?

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I know its personal preference BUT.. i just got mine with the 20" rims and i think they are butt ugly.. wish i had gotten the 18's (on a limited, not sure if overlands are different) also there is a thread about the 20's and people unable to get rid of front end shake.. just something to think about

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I think it's the total opposite! IMO I think the 18's are "butt ugly". For how big the JGC is, the 20's really accent the vehicle better and delivers a more modern look. (To me, the 18's almost look like a spare, but again, just my opinion)

Plus, regardless of the wheel size, I like the 5 spoke look much better (which the 20's offer).

Just depends on your preference...

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Why isn't tow hooks part of ORA II package??
The Tow Hooks are already standard on the Overland Model.
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Re: Need Advice - ORA Package or Not for Overland V6?

Also if you look at what the main difference between the two packages (primarly 20" wheels swapped for skid plates) and calculate the costs to upgrade later, you're better off sticking with the 20's.

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I you stick with the 20's, you can add the skid plates later for about $500.00.

But if you choose the ORA package with the skid plates and add the 20's later, you will be looking at about $2000-$2500 for a set of OEM or aftermarket 20's w/ tires.

So if you do the math (assuming you can sell the 18's for approx $1500.00) here is how it would break down money wise:

Keeping 20's adding Skid Plates:
Skid Plates : Approx $500.00
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ORA Package, upgrading to 20's:
$300.00 ORA Package
$2500.00 20" Wheels/Tires
-($1500.00) Sell 18" Wheels/Tires
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So with the ORA Package, you are giving up more than you are getting.

This is how I look at it anyways...
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Re: Need Advice - ORA Package or Not for Overland V6?

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I think it's the total opposite! IMO I think the 18's are "butt ugly". For how big the JGC is, the 20's really accent the vehicle better and delivers a more modern look. (To me, the 18's almost look like a spare, but again, just my opinion)

Plus, regardless of the wheel size, I like the 5 spoke look much better (which the 20's offer).

Just depends on your preference....
I definitely agree with you, it's a matter of personal preference, and I think the 20's are butt ugly, and I think the 18's look much better.
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Re: Need Advice - ORA Package or Not for Overland V6?

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Also if you look at what the main difference between the two packages (primarly 20" wheels swapped for skid plates) and calculate the costs to upgrade later, you're better off sticking with the 20's.

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I you stick with the 20's, you can add the skid plates later for about $500.00.
Only if you provide the labor. I vaguely remember a post awhile ago that a dealer quoted a total of $1000 including labor. I am not an expert in fixing things, so I don't really know how easy it is a DIY job. Oh, also, the price of the plates is higher if you buy them from the parts department.
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