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Unread 07-29-2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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Jeep Concept truck's discussion . . .









Since the discontinuation of the J-series in 1988 and the MJ's in 1992 these are the concept truck's "JEEP" has came up with not one of them has made it to production . . .

why do they wast the money building an operational truck then do nothing with it ?



This is just some ones chop shop of a what if J-truck i included it just for kicks . . .

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Unread 07-29-2010, 07:39 PM   #2
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So here is what i don't get about Cryco, they have Cummins diesel contract's right ? . . .

They own jeep and as of 2006/2007 they fully made it there own by running mini Van V-6's and Neon I-4's in jeep's . . .

Why wouldn't they build a Cummins powered jeep ? . . . I bet a Cummins diesel option would sell more jeep's then the jeep itself !

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Unread 07-30-2010, 03:37 PM   #3
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Because they damn near went out of business. Once things stabilize we may get our wish. I can't say I'd buy a foreign made Jeep though.
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Unread 07-30-2010, 10:28 PM   #4
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If they ever make a "Nukaiser" with a Cummings I will have to have one . An extended cab version in 3/4 or 1 ton would just be to cool .......
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Unread 07-31-2010, 09:14 AM   #5
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The reason I see for a delay on jeep entering the pickup market is they would need 6 variations of it.

They would need:

Reg Cab.

Extended Cab.

Quad Cab.

Then of course you'll have to have a Short bed and Long bed options.
That's 6 variants right there then possibly 2WD and 4WD options.


So a jeep tyruck will never happen again . . . From what I see but a 3.?L cummins diesel would be a nice move for the current jeep line up.

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Unread 08-01-2010, 01:22 PM   #6
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Offering a full-size, Cummins or Hemi-powered Jeep truck is silly. All it would do is bite into Ram sales, the sales cannibalization and cost of manufacturing would far outweigh the small number of additional sales that it would bring.

All it'd be would be a Ram with a 7-slot grille.

The Nukaizer, while being 10 pounds of awesome in a 5-pound bag, is not a viable production vehicle. We, the Jeep enthusiasts, love it, but for all the work that would go into selling them, they'd cost probably close to $80,000 apiece, probably more. Second, they're so specialized that we'd be the ONLY market-and we're not that big a market. Chrysler just doesn't have the money for this right now.

Now, if we're talking about a JK-based pickup, either in the vein of the J8/Sarge or the Gladiator...NOW we have a respectable business case!

I doubt we'll see a commercially available version of the J8 itself, but a JK in a similar configuration is much more plausible. A version that comes with the pickup-styled body and rear leaf springs but the same running gear as the JK-or, even just a JK with a pickup-styled back-would be reasonably trivial to add. Same goes for a chassis-cab version.

And there's some merit to this kind of vehicle. Jeep is going to become the major international brand for Chrysler, and one of Fiat's big players. That means much more Jeep expansion into Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. In all of these markets, mid-size trucks with chassis cab versions are big business. Currently, the biggest players in these markets are the Toyota Hilux and the Land Rover Defender. However, the Defender is on its way out-a chassis-cab JK would offer a virtually identical vehicle.

Same goes for stretching the frame of a JK and offering the Gladiator.

Plus, look at the outcry for a small diesel pickup in North America. People don't even care who's going to offer it-if it was a Yugo, it'd still sell millions. People just want a small diesel pickup of some variety.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 10:32 AM   #7
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The rumor is ,a cummins for the Ram 1500, and a Fiat diesel for JK.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 12:54 PM   #8
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So this is the truck's discussion? Or a discussion on concept trucks? Trucks plural needs no apostrophe. Truck's possessive needs an apostrophe. Judging from your use of "contract's" and "jeep's", I'd say you have an apostrophe abuse problem.

All of the pictures you posted above are actual concept Jeeps except for the KJ Liberty abomination at the bottom. It was produced by Beijing Auto Works from some leftover parts for the China Military Museum in Beijing. Not an officially sanctioned Jeep product.

For everyone who's wetting themselves over the Nukizer, you do realize it's just a JK with a different grill? It would make a pathetic pickup, with a load capacity of about 500lbs and towing capacity of maybe 3,500lbs.
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For everyone who's wetting themselves over the Nukizer, you do realize it's just a JK with a different grill? It would make a pathetic pickup, with a load capacity of about 500lbs and towing capacity of maybe 3,500lbs.
No. It is based off of the J8 which uses rear leaf springs and a rear Dana 60.
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The J8 is essentially a beefed up 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited; the frame was reinforced to allow more abuse and greater payloads, up to a maximum of 1,339 kg (2,952 lbs.).
The engine is a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel rated at an impressive 118 kW (158 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb.-ft.) of torque, with towing capability of up to 3,500 kg (7,716 lbs.).
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Unread 08-03-2010, 06:45 PM   #10
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Offering a full-size, Cummins or Hemi-powered Jeep truck is silly.
what would be wrong with compact/Mid sized Jeep truck with a scaled down Cummins diesel ? ?

I think a mini Cummins diesel would sky rocket Jeep sales, weather or not they have a pickup or not

IIRC a good portion of Fiats Commercial/Industrial/Agricultural machinery were Cummins diesel powered

So if that is the case then both manufacturer's have a contract with Cummins may as well use it . . .

possibly those "Fiat" diesel's may already have rolled off a Cummins line . . .


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Unread 08-03-2010, 06:50 PM   #11
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No. It is based off of the J8 which uses rear leaf springs and a rear Dana 60.

The Jeep J8: Egyptian military Jeep Wrangler
You go right ahead and put 3K-LBs in the bed of that "715" i bet its a real Dog


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It may just be me loving the Commanders or something but hell if there pumping out the same chevy, gmc, ford and toyota trucks for years why not add this to the mix.... im not gunna lie i really digg it and i am by no means a "truck" guy... thats why i drive a Jeep
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just give us the Gladiator concept please jeep gods!!
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Unread 08-04-2010, 08:25 PM   #14
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I would drive any one of the pictured above Jeep truck's, I kind of took a liking to the little tan thing no

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