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I would describe my Moab steering as floaty but not seeing the death wobble or anything like that, it just floats a bit more than I would like laterally from side to side as the pitch of the road changes. Overall very happy with my vehicle !





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I would describe my Moab steering as floaty but not seeing the death wobble or anything like that, it just floats a bit more than I would like laterally from side to side as the pitch of the road changes. Overall very happy with my vehicle !
Sweet! My wife has only driven the vehicle a few times, but she doesn't like the feeling. I'll probably do something to stiffen up the steering... there have been some good posts for aftermarket components that seems to help.

Stay in touch, I'm a few miles from the airport.
 

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Thinking about a Moab, but there are not many on the lots. Is that a good sign (selling out) or a bad sign (no demand for them).
I don't think it's necessarily a good or a bad sign. If you look at any vehicle, dealerships tend to carry more in the lower trim levels than in the upper trim levels due to sticker shock. Many buyers will see the Moab's price point and instantly be scared away, and not even consider it. Therefore dealers are going to keep plenty of Sports and stripped-down Sahara's & Rubi's on the lots, because they can keep the price point under $40k. There are simply way more buyers at those price points than at $50k, so the dealers will stock accordingly.

Now it is worth noting that Jeep has historically only kept SE's for 2ish model years. The Moab was released at the tail end of the 2018 model year. With the 2020 model year scheduled to begin production this summer, it's possible the Moab won't return as a '20 to make room for a new SE. I personally would expect it to continue through at least part of '20, but that is not guaranteed.
 

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We test drove a MOAB and Rubicon. We did not feel much difference on the suspension. I thought the Rubicon would ride a bit rougher with the beefed up suspension. The Moab was quite noisy and bumpy with the tires that come with the MOAB (which I have read about). If we go with the MOAB, those tire would have to go.
 

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We test drove a MOAB and Rubicon. We did not feel much difference on the suspension. I thought the Rubicon would ride a bit rougher with the beefed up suspension. The Moab was quite noisy and bumpy with the tires that come with the MOAB (which I have read about). If we go with the MOAB, those tire would have to go.
Pretty sure that it was determined that the Moab has the same suspension as the Rubicon (or at least most of the parts). There was some debate back and forth and I think that's the consensus. But the Rubicon tires are definitely better!
 

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Pretty sure that it was determined that the Moab has the same suspension as the Rubicon (or at least most of the parts). There was some debate back and forth and I think that's the consensus. But the Rubicon tires are definitely better!
I can confirm... when I pulled the suspension off of my MOAB the part numbers matched the part numbers of the Rubicon suspension.
 

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if it has the same suspension, why does the MOAB sit lower? I am not mechanically inclined, so just asking.
 

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if it has the same suspension, why does the MOAB sit lower? I am not mechanically inclined, so just asking.
Like Sean mentioned the tires are 32", which is an inch smaller than the stock rubicon wheels. The rubicon also has higher fenders which give the appearance of sitting higher.
 

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I just wanted to share my latest project to all my fellow wranglers. I needed a somewhat secure area to keep stuff from blowing out and from wondering eyes when the top and doors are off but i didn't want to spend $500+ for it so i decided to make my own tonneau cover out of 3/4 inch plywood, aluminum T-channel, truck bed liner, and foam weather stripping. it uses the factory hardtop bolts and holes and comes off in 2 pieces. Its not totally 100% waterproof around the roll bar and back seat and you can still fold the seats down to get to the back if someone really wants to steal something, but hey for less than $100 it keeps my stuff in on the highway and looks bada$$ and if a thief really wants to steal your stuff, they will find a way in regardless.

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I just wanted to share my latest project to all my fellow wranglers. I needed a somewhat secure area to keep stuff from blowing out and from wondering eyes when the top and doors are off but i didn't want to spend $500+ for it so i decided to make my own tonneau cover out of 3/4 inch plywood, aluminum T-channel, truck bed liner, and foam weather stripping. it uses the factory hardtop bolts and holes and comes off in 2 pieces. Its not totally 100% waterproof around the roll bar and back seat and you can still fold the seats down to get to the back if someone really wants to steal something, but hey for less than $100 it keeps my stuff in on the highway and looks bada$$ and if a thief really wants to steal your stuff, they will find a way in regardless.

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Looks pretty good.
 
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Got a black 2019 MOAB and been enjoying it. I would have to agree with some posts here that the tires are trash. What are folks replacing it with? How far can you go without a lift on stock rims? I've heard 295/70R17 is the max.
 

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