Originally Posted by Pynenut
Why can you not get the Off road package 2 along with the 20 inch wheels on the Overland?
I have been trying to build mine and each time i add the off road package it removes the 20's and adds 18's.
Is there something technical where you cant have this combo? Thx.
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Thats just the way Jeep markets the WK2. Frustrating. Why they don't offer the 20 inch as an option I dunno except that perhaps they don't want to encourage use of the 20s on rocky debris filled trails.
Your choice is to buy a WKs equipped with the 20s, add the skid plates and tow hooks or buy an ORA and then gets yourself 20s from a discount shop and a decent 20 inch summer tire. You may/may not be able to sell the OEM 18s for a decent price, or keep them for winter/off road use.
In 2011 it was most economical by far to purchase a vehicle equipped with 20 inch wheels, then add skid plates and tow hooks if you want (most clubs require them). 20s were so expensive aftermarket where skid plates and tow hooks are relatively cheap. Many here, like me, also added a set of 18 inch wheels to beat up and run winter tires on. Its more complicated in 2012 as ORA includes QL and QD (V8 models). If you want those features on anything other than an overland, then you are pretty much stuck, I think, with ordering ORA and then look for 20s aftermarket. Not sure how things are working for 2013.
You can also ask your dealer to make the swap, but expect to pay top dollar.
You may want to build two vehicles with the options you want, one with 20s without ORA, and one with 18s/ORA and compare the delta to adding the missing pieces post delivery. With ORA you get the QL suspension and QD (with the v8) which you may not be able to get otherwise in models lower than the overland. QL may not be high on your list of desirables.