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Unread 09-28-2013, 08:44 AM   #1
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Movin' on up...2013 Moab Rock Lobster!

Sold the 04 rubi, bought an RX8...Had it for 3 weeks before I went to the dealership and got a great deal on a 2013, brand new Moab!

Loaded with every possible option, and a few extras! Threw in 5 33" duratracs, so that I'm ready for the worst the winter can throw at me.

The color is...Unique, that's for sure. Wish the top wasn't color matched.

Any advice or tips? I know Jeeps, but this is my first brand new vehicle. Current plan is first oil change at 4k, Synthetic switch at 12k (-50 here on the coldest days...) If there's any good "new JK owners" threads, post the links!

Went in with my heart set on a Manual Rubicon ONLY. Drove the 3.6 with the new "semi-auto", and realized I could definitely live with it. I got the Moab at about Sahara price, so the sacrifice was a front locker/d44, and the 4.10 gearing. I plan on putting a dyna up front, and getting it geared in a couple years anyway.

Glad to be back here! Pics coming up shortly...

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Unread 09-30-2013, 10:46 PM   #2
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Unread 10-02-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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Unread 11-13-2013, 07:43 PM   #4
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Hopefully someone can answer a few questions about Rake.

the Moab came equipped with #60 springs rear, and # 18 front. The rake is pretty extreme, and looks like it has a drag stance. Took some measurements, and am looking at between 1.75-2" front to rear.

I'm running brand new 33 duratracs, and have no intention to lift this jeep more then a couple of inches at any point in it's life.

Current plan was daystar body, plus teraflex spacer leveling kit. I figure since I have stiff springs already, the spring leveling kit wouldn't net me any difference (Moab has steel bumpers factory). I'm just wondering if the leveling kit will even balance the difference I have?

I'll also be putting a winch in the bumper, so the rake will be even worse!

What would you do?
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