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AN: Wrangler may leave frame, factory, steel behind

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Allpar News System, Oct 2, 2014.

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  1. Allpar News System

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    Time to stock up on a few JKs before they go away for good!
     
  3. bumonbox

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    I can't wait to see where this thread goes over the next few days.....
     
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    This is scary to the max. I wonder if they realize how many competitors have Wrangler competitors in various stages of conceptualization in the hopes that the 2017 will be a dud?

    I wonder if JTE or Bob S can weigh in on how they can do an open top car as a unibody? I know convertibles are done that way but I don't think there's any weight savings...?

    I would suspect they would not go full unibody just as they did not do it with Cherokee.
     
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    Or weeks..months...
     
  7. RVC

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    Let me save you the suspense: DOJ!
     
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    How can a supposedly smart man, Sergio, be so stupid.....
     
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    There goes the neighborhood. HOLY #@*&
     
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    Bah. You're all just a bunch of negative Nancy's. Look how awesome the Cherokee is doing. The Wrangler will still be best in class.
     
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    Hmmm, let me see:
    Aluminum unibody, check
    IS, check
    Small turbo engines, check.

    Yep, that's it, game over...
     
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    Well Larry did say that you could get your XJ 2 out of it:p. Seriously though they are playing with fire here......no scratch that a thermonuclear bomb.
     
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    Ain't that the theme lately. Say hello to Sergio's EGO.
    Here is a cup of kool-aid, let the drinking begin
    How many people really go off road?
    They have to meet Cafe and we all know they can't do that with solid axles
    How many people really go off road?
    Only like 5% of Wrangler owners ever go off road.
    Wait really it's 2.5%
    Oh here go all of the jeep fans - "The sky is falling"
    The Cherokee is selling well.
    It will still be more capable than most other SUVs on the market.
     
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    The aluminum body is no big deal, several aftermarket companies sell aluminum body kits.
    The IS and smaller engines are definite game over.
    FJ Cruiser sells 25,000 units per year, expect those numbers.
     
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    I'm fine with the aluminum but the rest if it happens means I will be leaving Chrysler behind.
     
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    Reality: CAFE
     
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    although if he's talking about smaller turbo diesels thats a different story, but I can certainly see a return to 4cyl Wranglers. That being said I still think they are stupid messing with a vehicle that sells out with 0 incentives or advertising.
     
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    4 cylinder gas motors have a legacy of failure in Jeeps since the 1950's.
    Small 4 cylinder diesels, will be a repeat of those earlier mistakes.
     
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    LOL I didnt say it was right, just that I see it happening. I really hope smarter people prevail and this doesnt happen. I am not sure why the PUG/8spd and the 3.0 VM/8spd with an aluminum body and some aero couldnt suffice to improve FE.
     
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  20. Something is going on because the city of Toledo just acquired land adjacent to the Wrangler plant. It is said this is for expansion of the plant.
     
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