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Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Prototype Shows off Ram-Inspired Suspension

Discussion in 'Rumors and Speculation' started by Hemidakota, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Hemidakota

    Hemidakota Active Member

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    ScramblerUnderbody.g08.KGP_.ed_.jpg 2018-Jeep-Wrangler-vs-Jeep-Scrambler-pickup-truck-side-by-side-suspension-comparison.jpg

    About two years ago, Jeep officially confirmed a rumor we’d been hearing for a while. A Wrangler-based pickup truck was coming. More recently, we heard it would probably be called the Jeep Scrambler, but beyond that, Jeep has done a good job of keeping a lid on leaks. Of course, since we know it’s supposed to be Wrangler based, and Jeep recently revealed the new Wrangler, we can probably figure a few things out. But based off the latest spy shots, it looks like the Scrambler will be more than just a JL Wrangler with a pickup bed.

    Specifically, it looks like Jeep swapped out the Wrangler’s suspension for one that’s heavily inspired by the Ram 1500. Even if it’s a departure from what we saw on the Wrangler pickup truck concept, this change is probably a good thing for Jeep fans who were hoping to see the Scrambler out-tow the Wrangler.

    Story Link: Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck Prototype Shows off Ram-Inspired Suspension - Motor Trend (at http://www.motortrend.com/news/jeep-wrangler-pickup-truck-prototype-shows-off-ram-inspired-suspension/ )
     
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  2. Tin Man 2

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    Not sure how the suspension affects towing capacity, Are you talking a bigger axle? Or stiffer springs? Seems to me the v6 is the limiting factor.
     
  3. aldo90731

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    Yes. Please elaborate how this suspension is Ram 1500-inspired.

    Speaking strictly from a personal perspective, first the long rear overhang and now a stiffer rear suspension —which would arguably limit articulation— push JT further down my consideration list as an off-road vehicle.

    Nevertheless, differentiating JT from JL capability only expands Wrangler’s overall appeal on the market. No doubt it will suit other people’s needs nicely.
     
    #3 aldo90731, Dec 28, 2017
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