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Unread 07-24-2010, 11:41 PM   #1
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J8 hits production ?

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Chrysler LLC and the Arab American Vehicles Company (AAV) late last year announced the manufacturing debut of the Jeep® J8 multipurpose vehicle at AAV’s Cairo assembly plant.

The Jeep J8 marks the Jeep brands return to commercial and military vehicle production with a thoroughly modern vehicle designed to meet the needs of both non-government organizations and government agencies.

Originally unveiled at the 2007 Defence Systems & Equipment International military trade show in London, the J8 is based on the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

“The Jeep J8 combines legendary capabilities and dependability that makes the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited famous, with unmatched cargo capacity and an exceptional towing rating,” said Thomas Hausch, Chrysler’s Vice President of International Sales.

While not intended for front-line combat action, the Jeep J8 is well-suited as a support vehicle for military operations.

The Jeep J8 is powered by a 2.8L four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that produces 158 horsepower. The J8 also features a unique air intake system with special filtration and a hood-mounted snorkel that enables the J8 to ford water up to 30 inches deep and operate in sandstorm conditions for up to five hours.
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Unread 07-24-2010, 11:47 PM   #2
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Dose this mean the JT8 Pickup truck will be produced too


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Unread 07-24-2010, 11:50 PM   #3
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i was just talking to my cousin about how jeep used to be all about off road and now they are trying to keep up with other car dealers and forgot about the of road part. Hopefully this isnt too expensive
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Unread 07-26-2010, 05:35 PM   #4
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Anybody know the current status of the JT pickup truck ?

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A diesel that produces 158 horsepower?

Gonna have to keep a friend in the passenger seat to help you push. That's one seriously anemic powerplant.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 02:44 PM   #6
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Not to mention those tires!

"ford water up to 30 inches deep and operate in sandstorm conditions for up to five hours."

How??
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A diesel that produces 158 horsepower?

Gonna have to keep a friend in the passenger seat to help you push. That's one seriously anemic powerplant.
Depends on the gearing.

But the extra 50 Ft/lbs of torque it has means it will drag your JK all over the place.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 07:20 PM   #8
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That 2.8L Diesel only makes 158hp

Diesel are slow accelerating then gas engines . . . so get the same performance as 170-190hp Gas engine the diesel would have turn out 250-275hp . . .

a 325hp diesel 3/4ton has the same 0-75mph as a 275hp gas 3/4ton.

Diesel is stronger but Gas is faster they showed this on TV Power bock's a dozen times over the years . . .


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That 2.8L Diesel only makes 158hp

Diesel are slow accelerating then gas engines . . . so get the same performance as 170-190hp Gas engine the diesel would have turn out 250-275hp . . .

a 325hp diesel 3/4ton has the same 0-75mph as a 275hp gas 3/4ton.

Diesel is stronger but Gas is faster they showed this on TV Power bock's a dozen times over the years . . .


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You race Jeeps?

Jeeps have TrailRated badges not TrackRated badges.
In a situation that the Jeep is designed to be used in, torque is 10x more important than horsepower.
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You race Jeeps?

Jeeps have TrailRated badges not TrackRated badges.
In a situation that the Jeep is designed to be used in, torque is 10x more important than horsepower.
Uh ever hear of JeepSpeed?
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Uh ever hear of JeepSpeed?
Yep, and a JK platform, as the subject here, would be one of the worst possible set-ups for it.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 06:51 AM   #12
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I'm sure with Mil-Spec gearing that 158hp diesel will tow like 225hp civilian diesel

The 2.8L T/D of the 86'-92' MJ's made 140hp /236tq 15 years later it only gained 18hp ? N ?? tq . . .


I'm sure 150-160hp diesel would be fine in the Wrangler type unit, but if they are going to be adding the pickup truck which is more likely to be loaded and tow wouldn't ya want some more grunt ?

Say 175-225hp diesel ?


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Yep, and a JK platform, as the subject here, would be one of the worst possible set-ups for it.
Oh? You might want to tell these guys that:
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And neither of those are running a 158hp engine...


Torque is king when crawling. If you actually expect to run that thing at 50+ mph, you need more ponies. Heck, 40mph and a 7000 foot pass would make that engine beg for mercy. The venerable 4bt put out around 215 horses. 30 years of more technology and we are going backward? C'mon...
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Oh? You might want to tell these guys that:
Stop being a child.

What, 15% of those vehicles are still actual stock parts. If you want to argue, fine. But atleast bring a valid argument.
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