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So, my 4xE is in inspection. Ship date now looking like this Thursday (1/21), so POSSIBLY the following weekend I’ll have it. If I do, Sunday it’ll get its first taste of some easy green trails in PA on my first full day of ownership. I’ll post pics and videos if it happens!
 

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Welcome to the forum @Smokelaw1
Nice plans for breaking it in!
Are you planning to get any modifications and/or accessories for it?

Looking forward to seeing pictures on delivery day (if you plan on taking any).
 

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Welcome to the forum @Smokelaw1
Nice plans for breaking it in!
Are you planning to get any modifications and/or accessories for it?

Looking forward to seeing pictures on delivery day (if you plan on taking any).
Thanks for the welcome. I’m more of an overland/camper/get me to nice backcountry spots for camping/hiking/climbing user than a serious crawler. So maybe a slight lift and going up to 35s (possibly), a winch, and a roof rack.
 

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Welcome @Smokelaw1

Are you a long time Jeep owner? Or new to the brand?
Long time owner, on and off. Started with a Cherokee in about 1991. Had a few other brands, VW, Subaru...but always missed Jeeps. Then bought a JLUR in 2015, but only had it for about 18 months before my family was relocated to Europe. Sold it while it held great value in 2017. Moved back to the US in August and got my order in for the 4xE as soon as I could!! Can’t wait to be behind the wheel of a Wrangler again!!
 

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Mileage. This will be my daily driver. About 90% of my days keep me close enough to my home that I’ll be all electric or damned close to it. Didn’t want an econobox, and the 4xE is the best of all worlds! Still need to have a rugged off road capable vehicle, so there really isn’t anything else I’d consider!
 

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Thanks for the welcome. I’m more of an overland/camper/get me to nice backcountry spots for camping/hiking/climbing user than a serious crawler. So maybe a slight lift and going up to 35s (possibly), a winch, and a roof rack.
Will you making any considerations to the 4xe's range when selecting tires?
 

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So, my 4xE is in inspection. Ship date now looking like this Thursday (1/21), so POSSIBLY the following weekend I’ll have it. If I do, Sunday it’ll get its first taste of some easy green trails in PA on my first full day of ownership. I’ll post pics and videos if it happens!
Hi @Smokelaw1! Can you tell us your timeline from order placed, vin, parts gathered, etc?
 

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Will you making any considerations to the 4xe's range when selecting tires?
Definitively. I won’t go any bigger than 35s Max because I don’t need them AND the mileage. Also, I’ll probably go either All Terrain or hybrid (ridge grapplers probably) because Mud Terrain or dedicated crawler tires are overkill for my use case. In all honesty, a perfectly stock rubicon can handle anything in likely to encounter.
 

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Hi @Smokelaw1! Can you tell us your timeline from order placed, vin, parts gathered, etc?
I ordered 11/12, so three days (I think) after dealers were allowed to order their initial allocation. Vin 11/30. D1 12/19. Pricing didn’t come out until 12/27!!! F status was last Thursday. Now I’m hoping they meet the expected ship date of tomorrow. With a bit of luck in these days of covid transport delays, it should get to Easter PA where I’ll go to pick it up by next weekend.
 

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Mileage. This will be my daily driver. About 90% of my days keep me close enough to my home that I’ll be all electric or damned close to it. Didn’t want an econobox, and the 4xE is the best of all worlds! Still need to have a rugged off road capable vehicle, so there really isn’t anything else I’d consider!
It really is a good blend of both. Did you ever consider getting something that's fully electric?
 

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It really is a good blend of both. Did you ever consider getting something that's fully electric?
Yes, definitely. Had the 4xE been available when we were buying my wife’s new car we would have had one full electric. For me, though, I spend too much time too far out in the country to not have the ICE at this point. Someday in the next decade I hope electric vehicles and the infrastructure around them have advanced to the point where we can eschew gasoline entirely. For now, we’ll have two PHEVs. Hers is the Mini Countryman.
 

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Yes, definitely. Had the 4xE been available when we were buying my wife’s new car we would have had one full electric. For me, though, I spend too much time too far out in the country to not have the ICE at this point. Someday in the next decade I hope electric vehicles and the infrastructure around them have advanced to the point where we can eschew gasoline entirely. For now, we’ll have two PHEVs. Hers is the Mini Countryman.
That's true, EV technology is leaps and bounds ahead of infrastructure it's ridiculous.
 

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@Maria how did you spec your Sahara? What information has Jeep sent you so far?

Definitively. I won’t go any bigger than 35s Max because I don’t need them AND the mileage. Also, I’ll probably go either All Terrain or hybrid (ridge grapplers probably) because Mud Terrain or dedicated crawler tires are overkill for my use case. In all honesty, a perfectly stock rubicon can handle anything in likely to encounter.
Good call, anything more than 35s is overkill for the average owner.
Have you worked out pricing yet?
 

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@Maria how did you spec your Sahara? What information has Jeep sent you so far?


Good call, anything more than 35s is overkill for the average owner.
Have you worked out pricing yet?
Even if you like to go off-roading I think 35s are the right way to go for most situations.
 

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Even if you like to go off-roading I think 35s are the right way to go for most situations.
Very true for 35 with no lift. With, you can get even more capability.
As one of the more popular sizes, another BIG bonus is attractive pricing and availability.
 
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