MOAB...I just don't understand

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    Why? It seems to me that the MOAB is basically a fully loaded Sahara with Rubicon fenders. I just feel that it should be a more capable off road vehicle than the Rubicon if it is going to be named MOAB, right? Not just more capable navigating the treacherous turns of a Starbucks drive through.
     
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    It actually is more capable off-road than a Rubicon in some situations.
     
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    Like?

    It has the same gearing as the Wrangler through Sahara but suspension of the Rubicon or something?
     
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    Some of us don't need dual locking diffs and sway bar disconnects (especially in Florida where there is not even a small hill). It's a good balance between the Rubi and the Sahara. The MOAB is a Saharacon. I think mine is bad ass.

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    I was assuming this wasn't a serious question :cwl: This topic HAS to be the most severely beaten dead horse on this forum.
     
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    Don't get me wrong... I really do like the way they look. I was just sitting here wondering why they are so much more than a Rubicon when they are basically a fully loaded Sahara with some Rubicon add ons. That is what I don't get.
     
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    "Saharacon"... I like that!!!!
     
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    I did search...but everything seems to be about the add ons now.
     
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    Not bashing your choice in a Jeep, but, yeah school me how a it is more capable and what situation.
     
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    where is it so much more expensive than a Rubicon exactly ? Yes Moab is loaded, but no more than a typical Rubicon build. Why don't you go troll the other parts of the forum in the Rubicon section if that is your interest
     
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    I did the math a while back, and a similarly-equipped Rubicon IS a little bit more than a Moab. Just sayin...
     
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    Oh I got nothin, total bluff! Maybe on snow because of the LSD? Definitely not my area of expertise!
     
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    Okay. I appreciate your honesty. The Moab is a good looking Jeep.
     
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    Spend some time reading the MOAB threads and all your questions will be answered. As previously posted...this topic has been beaten to death. Both models have their place depending on the needs/wants of the buyer.
     
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