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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

    Jan 24, 2017
    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

    Tin Man 2 Active Member

    Dec 14, 2017
    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

    Level III Supporter

    Jul 6, 2010
    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
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2017

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