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Old 04-21-2014, 09:16 PM
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Tires on ORA equipped GC at NYC Auto Show

Was at the show today and noticed at the off-road coarse the GCs with ORA package had what appeared to be Wrangler Silent Armors on instead of the Latitudes which they are sold with as we all know....I was not able to get a pic, but what's up with that??


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Old 04-21-2014, 09:30 PM
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Re: Tires on ORA equipped GC at NYC Auto Show

Marketing.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:36 AM
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How is it marketing when the trucks are not sold with the tires being used for demonstration? Or even offered as an upgrade??
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Re: Tires on ORA equipped GC at NYC Auto Show

Is it possible the 2015 GCs will have these with ORA?
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:56 AM
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Re: Tires on ORA equipped GC at NYC Auto Show

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Is it possible the 2015 GCs will have these with ORA?
I think there is a good shot that they do, given they didn't do this at the auto shows last year. However, it could just be marketing. The 2014 Durango was shown with a 22" version (that is not available) of the 20" wheels that come on it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:27 AM
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Re: Tires on ORA equipped GC at NYC Auto Show

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Is it possible the 2015 GCs will have these with ORA?
Well, that "idea" is certainly possible, but not Silent Armors...they are no longer manufactured. However, I doubt that the package will ever include a premium tire from the factory.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:49 AM
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Re: Tires on ORA equipped GC at NYC Auto Show

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Well, that "idea" is certainly possible, but not Silent Armors...they are no longer manufactured.
Possibly CityCrawler saw the GY Wrangler AT Adventures, which look nearly identical and have replaced the Silent Armors.

Regardless, it is without a doubt in my mind, the tire that should come with any ORA Jeep packages.
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Re: Tires on ORA equipped GC at NYC Auto Show

I don't disagree that a more capable tire should come with the ORA packages, but I'd be very, very surprised if that would come to pass...
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Re: Tires on ORA equipped GC at NYC Auto Show

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I don't disagree that a more capable tire should come with the ORA packages, but I'd be very, very surprised if that would come to pass...
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Re: Tires on ORA equipped GC at NYC Auto Show

Because Jeep is too embarrassed to put a minivan tire on the floor at a car show.
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Re: Tires on ORA equipped GC at NYC Auto Show

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Because Jeep is too embarrassed to put a minivan tire on the floor at a car show.
I'd be ROTFL if it wasn't actually true. I think my 2005 Pontiac Montana Minivan had a more aggressive tire.
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Re: Tires on ORA equipped GC at NYC Auto Show

And for whatever reason, unknown to those men of reason, ya'll expect that the Jeep will maintain its fuel economy ratings with an aggressive off-road tire...

The acquisition cost of better tires is just part of it. The fuel economy rating is more important to Chrysler than putting aggressive off-road tires on their bread and butter SUV that rarely sees any off road action. They are not going to do it just to appease the once-a-year off-road junkies who want an off road tire for the perceived off road expedition on the forest preserve.

I took mine really off road and talked about it here. The car did fine with stock tires. Jeep is not going to upgrade the tires for me and my 200 other enthusiasts on this forum brave enough to risk trashing their 40,000 SUV.
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