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New JL Wrangler pics - now wearing less camoflage

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by corpcow, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. corpcow

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    Evolution for sure. Door/window height changes along with the drip rail running all the way back on the hardtop to close to the corner. Interesting that the rear section is covered basically where I think the modular aspect of the new hardtop will be seen. The corners are either hard or will be soft if power top is installed. Also interesting that the drip rail runs that far back. If the side window are removable it would make sense..... :)
     
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    T_690 Well-Known Member

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    VP?

    So we are basically in the last six months till production.
     
  4. valiant67

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    Backup camera confirmed? Since it is going to be required on all vehicles by May 2018 this has to be the least shocking aspect of the camouflaged Wrangler.
     
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  5. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator

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    Roughly, but the JK will overlap the JL... for a short period of time both old and new will be produced.

    Mike
     
  6. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator

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    So true.

    Mike
     
  7. corpcow

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    I don't see the door/window height change but drip rail definitely runs all the way back now. I like the new running boards. Don't have useless bumps and seems to be deeper too.
     
  8. dakrt99

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    So exciting. I am almost as excited for this than I am for the Demon. 2017 is going to be a very good year.

    Lets keep track:

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  9. Ryan

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    Yep, looks like the updates are finally coming. Sound like 2018 will be a great year too.
     
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  10. aldo90731

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    Looks like a Sahara, judging by the side steps, the wheels and the road-biased tires.

    Hard to tell, but I would even venture say those look like 33" tires on those 18" rims. That would be up from current 32".
     
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  11. 12soldier

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    Grab handles
     

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    The first picture, showing the side and the rear cover, makes the Wrangler look like a more utilitarian Grand Cherokee to me.:D
     
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    Things like the rounded window edges and what not are all aero tricks to make JL fuel efficient.
     
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    I was thinking that and it increases rigidity, much like the aircraft manufacturers use rounded edges.
     
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    What I find significant about the grab handles is it's proof the windshield will be stationary. I know we've beat this around a bit, but with handles there, I see that even some of the patents regarding alternative ways to fold down the windshield won't be used either.
     
  17. aldo90731

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    The fenders seem to protrude less as well. No doubt to aid aerodynamics. But Jeepers tend to prefer wider, not narrower fenders. Many use the plastic fenders as side "bumpers" to protect the sheetmetal against rocks or other hard surfaces in offcamber situations .

    Putting a gash on my rear fender
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  18. suzq044

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    Looking at the roof seam..
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    Seems very similar to the Africa concept:
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    also I'm curious why they're seemingly hiding the door hinges and handles.. you think there's going to be some neat trick to them?
     
  19. aldo90731

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    Interesting catch, Suzy.

    JK's hardtop doesn't have a rain gutter over the rear window.

    Perhaps JL will offer a roof rack option?!?

    That'd be HAWT!

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. wilbur

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    Looks like a hand rail between the doors. Very good catch, I think there is a lot of design cues taken from the Africa concept...

    Wil
     

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