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The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL status thread

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by 12soldier, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Denzien

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  2. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator

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    Is it just me, or does that look like they chopped up the bed of a Ram pickup and cobbled that together?
     
  4. Mike V.

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    Yes, as discussed in the other thread. It's a mule put together for testing purposes.

    That bed is not what will be installed when the vehicle debuts. It will probably be something similar to the AEV Brute.

    Mike
     
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    [​IMG]

    Wrangler JL will for sure have a TFT screen between the speed and tach, note this mule is carrying the new Chrysler steering wheel.
     
  6. Ruptured Duck

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    You can also see the new angle of the windshield. look at the side window glass and the door structure at the A-pillar and compare it to a current JK.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Pretty sure its using the same body... in that spy shot
     
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    I'm hoping for less of a toy look for the JL. I would prefer less bright work and less curves around knobs and vents.
    Current looks great for catching dust and dirt and making it hard to clean.
     
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    The center stack is a little less "cluttered", as they have removed the 2 vents and switches just below the radio.
     
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    Isn't that for the new 8.4" UConnect, though?
     
  11. oh2o

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    The new radio only required a little more room, it's pretty much in the same location.
     
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    Yes! On vintage Jeeps you just pulled the rubber plugs in the floor pan and hosed it out. Easy to clean after a hard dirty day on the trail. Even my Cherokee XJ has the plugs. I seriously doubt you can do that on the new ones without ruining the electronics.
     
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    JKs still have the plugs.
     
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    It is so this tells you a lot about whats under the skin. If you take that same angle shot of the steering wheel and look at both the window glass and the door frame (at a-pillar) there is an increase in the angle.
     
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    Did they remove them or move them?
    I would hate for them to have dropped the number of vents to two. Four is perfect
    Summer = one vent per armpit
    Winter = one vent per hand on the steering wheel
    I hope they also keep the round vent design, those things are great for aiming the air anywhere you want
     
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    Nope it's just fine. Gets nice and dirty and cleans up well.
     
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    Incorrect.
     
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    Yep, my 2010 JK gets rained in / hosed out all the time. After hunting season I usually pull the carpets, nail them to my fence, and pressure wash them, the pressure wash out the inside of the jeep. A little common sense is all it takes not to ruin anything :)
     
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    Five vents is the proper number. On a hot Texas summer I still miss that driver crotch vent on that old 75 Buick LeSabre. Now if I had only been Scottish I could have worn a kilt back then.
     
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    Moved them, still round.
     

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