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I'm glad my 2011 doesn't have them. I think I would take a hacksaw to them if I did. There's too many gadgets already. First vehicle that ever talked to me when I accidentally hit the wrong button. I was reaching for some iron before I realized what it was. I keep expecting the jeep to creep into my bathroom one night and try to wipe my ass for me. It tries to do everything else except steer and that's in the pipeline. What happened to vinyl seats and rubber floor mats? I remember when I could hose out the interior of my truck with a water hose. Ahhh...those were the days when men were men and women were proud of it!
Ain't it so ! WISH I could have my '16 75th Laredo without some of the "bells & whistles;" for instance leather seats is why I got the Laredo but added Trail Rated and Now must (stupidly on jeeps part) add the Goodyear Off Road Adv. w./kevlar tires ! ! ! Jeep could of offered it at a modest increase, but no, and now Goodyear will see the sale & profit ! A 2016 75th Laredo with the more modest electronics of, say a 1014 Wrangler, I could live with that !
oops, didn't mean to side track the thread . . . damn paddle shifters, it's all your fault . . . ha ha

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Re: Paddle Shifters (slowing down)

Some folks LIKE many of the Bells and Whistles.

I have fairly large hands but have never accidentally hit my paddle shifters. But then, I learned how to properly operate my vehicle. And I did extensive research on all features and options Before I purchased it.

But there are some folks that think dropping $30,000+ for a vehicle is small change & not worth their time or effort to do any homework.

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Old 07-18-2016, 10:40 AM
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When you're right you're right. Reflecting further, fond memories notwithstanding, that same truck didn't have a/c, the little heater it did have sucked, it got about 5 mpg, and darted all over the road like it had a mind of its own. I had a 69 and a 70 Blazer before I stepped up to an 89 Ramcharger with carpet and A/C. The good old days weren't so good at the time. LOL.
Ha ha yeah, I've had a few trucks with manual everything, no A/C, weak heat, etc. The most fun part about them was I didn't really care if they brushed a limb while running down a trail. I don't miss the loose steering, crappy defrost, drum brakes, carburetor rebuilds, etc though. They had their moments, but I really like my fancy rides now.

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Yea, but what about ... ...... - and damn a 2 shift down or up that could cause you to get "involved" in some sort of Ugly "Happin-stance" !?....
Just go into EVIC and turn them off. Problem solved, no more unexpected shifts if you have an issue with bumping the paddles.

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.... but added Trail Rated and Now must (stupidly on jeeps part) add the Goodyear Off Road Adv. w./kevlar tires ! ! ! ...
They add those tire for the off road capabilities, so it can be "Trail Rated". If not Goodyear, it would be BFG, Firestone, or some other tire company. They gotta pick someone, and I would be pissed to buy a trail rated Jeep that has a street tire on it. In fact I took the stupid 20" street tires off (that the previous owner put on) mine, and put off-road tires back on it. Who buys a trail rated Jeep then puts a low-ish profile street tire on it (265/50/20 Goodyear Fortera HL). I want some freaking tread that will clear mud/dirt/snow, and sidewall that won't destroy my rim the first trip off the pavement.
Anyway, the point is, those tires are one of the main appeals to the Offroad Adventure II package. Many people would prefer an even more aggressive tire, NOT a less aggressive one on the ORA packages.
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Ha ha yeah, I've had a few trucks with manual everything, no A/C, weak heat, etc. The most fun part about them was I didn't really care if they brushed a limb while running down a trail. I don't miss the loose steering, crappy defrost, drum brakes, carburetor rebuilds, etc though. They had their moments, but I really like my fancy rides now.

Just go into EVIC and turn them off. Problem solved, no more unexpected shifts if you have an issue with bumping the paddles.

They add those tire for the off road capabilities, so it can be "Trail Rated". If not Goodyear, it would be BFG, Firestone, or some other tire company. They gotta pick someone, and I would be pissed to buy a trail rated Jeep that has a street tire on it. In fact I took the stupid 20" street tires off (that the previous owner put on) mine, and put off-road tires back on it. Who buys a trail rated Jeep then puts a low-ish profile street tire on it (265/50/20 Goodyear Fortera HL). I want some freaking tread that will clear mud/dirt/snow, and sidewall that won't destroy my rim the first trip off the pavement.
Anyway, the point is, those tires are one of the main appeals to the Offroad Adventure II package. Many people would prefer an even more aggressive tire, NOT a less aggressive one on the ORA packages.
Hey, are you shooting the messenger ? My Recon Green Trail-Rated 75th Laredo Came with those stupid 18" LRR Michelins ! I suppose I can "live with an 18" wheel (love the look, but still prefer a 17" with a deeper sidewall).
Toyed with the idea of selling both the new wheels & tires for the 75th Wrangler's wheel & tires - similar look & style of the G.C. 75th !
After the researching (done months ago) I CHOSE to go with the Goodyears (personal preference) as I had a similar set on the 1500 P.U. !
Oh by the way, the Laredo Trail Rated version/Option only comes as ORA 1 - it's the Limited that offers the ORA II, but I suspect you know that .
All is good ? Good .

ps; edit - I have turned them off - thought I made that clear; must of been on the other thread.

ps2; I got my '16 75th Laredo with the ORA 1 & Tow packages, and unfortunately they don't offer an AT / off road tire on the Laredo model !
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Some folks LIKE many of the Bells and Whistles.

I have fairly large hands but have never accidentally hit my paddle shifters. But then, I learned how to properly operate my vehicle. And I did extensive research on all features and options Before I purchased it.

But there are some folks that think dropping $30,000+ for a vehicle is small change & not worth their time or effort to do any homework.

Back in the day when I was able to golf, I had to buy a Medium-large CADET (style) golf glove. About the ONLY thing, dare I say it, I had in common (ugh) with "the Trumpster" ! ha ha ! CADET style means wide at the palm and shorter in the finger than a "normal" glove size ! Oh Trump, look what you've gone and done now ! ! ! Hee hee ! Ooooops, gone and broke my own rule - no politics ! But heck this one's all a jester !



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My Recon Green Trail-Rated 75th Laredo Came with those stupid 18" LRR Michelins
The Goodyear ATs come with ORA-II which is not available for the Laredo trim level. And even that was new for 2016...2015 and earlier, ORA-II still came with Michelin street tires.

"Trail Rated" is...marketing.
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..... I suppose I can "live with an 18" wheel (love the look, but still prefer a 17" with a deeper sidewall).....
I agree completely. I've taken the 20" rims off my last 3 Rams, and replaced them with smaller rims with bigger, beefier tires. I also took the 20's of my Jeep and put a set of 18's back on like it came from the factory. Although I did get Wrangler Sahara rims instead of GC rims because they looked better.
I like the 75th anneversary Wrangler and GC. The bronze rims look great on a recon green or a similar earth tone. If I hadn't just bought the '14 a month ago, I'd be looking real hard at a one of those.

Good call on turning the paddles off BTW, if you've had problems with bumping them. I don't have any issues with them, but I can see where some folks might depending on how/where they grip the wheel.
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I use the paddles frequently to downshift. My last car was a MT tranny and downshifting helps control vehicle speed. I really like those paddle shifters.
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The Goodyear ATs come with ORA-II which is not available for the Laredo trim level. And even that was new for 2016...2015 and earlier, ORA-II still came with Michelin street tires.

"Trail Rated" is...marketing.
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You just restated the Obvious using similar words placed in a different order in your sentence ! Your probably not even aware you do that, but thought I'd mention it, if for no other reason than I have yet to have my 1st cup of coffee this morning ! I know, i'm old, retired, and should just sit in "lazy chair" and be quiet ! WHAT ? That ain't no fun . . . It's not personal Jim, again I gotta go to the kitchen (just a mere 20 feet from my "lazy chair" where I sit typing this) and do my pour over ! ps; yup, pour over, too "cheap" to spend yet another buck on another electric "do it all" machine .
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I agree completely. I've taken the 20" rims off my last 3 Rams, and replaced them with smaller rims with bigger, beefier tires. I also took the 20's of my Jeep and put a set of 18's back on like it came from the factory. Although I did get Wrangler Sahara rims instead of GC rims because they looked better.
I like the 75th anneversary Wrangler and GC. The bronze rims look great on a recon green or a similar earth tone. If I hadn't just bought the '14 a month ago, I'd be looking real hard at a one of those.

Good call on turning the paddles off BTW, if you've had problems with bumping them. I don't have any issues with them, but I can see where some folks might depending on how/where they grip the wheel.
WOW, someone finally actually really agrees with ME ! Hurray ! JIM (Super Moderator) Are you seeing this ? I just might make 2, yes 2 cups of coffee - pour over of course ! Mmmmm . . . I can smell the freshly ground beans now. OK, now just take the first step off the chair and over to the kitchen . . . THANKS SHOTS !
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I use the paddles frequently to downshift. My last car was a MT tranny and downshifting helps control vehicle speed. I really like those paddle shifters.
Hi Echo7Tango. Your last vehicle, did it have paddle shifters or, being a MT, did you do your Shifting at the CC Shifter ? No right or wrong answer here; preferences are preferences, after all ! You've adapted well apparently; me not so much, but then my MT's were gee, the last was the Nissan Sentra ('87-'91), and the 1st was a 1971 FIAT 850 Sport Coupe (my chick magnet).
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WOW, someone finally actually really agrees with ME ! Hurray ! JIM (Super Moderator) Are you seeing this ? I just might make 2, yes 2 cups of coffee - pour over of course ! Mmmmm . . . I can smell the freshly ground beans now. OK, now just take the first step off the chair and over to the kitchen . . . THANKS SHOTS !
Right on!!!!! Maybe it's the old bastard in me that remembers when 17's were "huge" rims, or maybe it's just being practical, but 20's don't make sense on anything that plans on leaving the pavement. Hey, they may look nice to some folks (we all have our own taste), but they're not my cup of tea.... or coffee. Mmmmmmm coffee.
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