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Unread 04-23-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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Jeep truck progress . . . JK-8 Independence

Jeep JK-8 Independence release date 7/4/11:




Its a Jeep truck, I would still hang on to your Honcho's n Comanche's for towing n hauling . . . This a make a nice "driver" truck ;-)!

I might buy my first CryCo Jeep ;-)
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Unread 04-24-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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"This a make a nice "driver" truck ;-)"

I doubt many people would buy a wrangler based pickup for towing.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 08:19 PM   #3
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You wouldn't believe the things I have used for towing n what i towed with them

I'd use it to tow anything an MJ-Comanche would
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Unread 04-25-2011, 09:02 PM   #4
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You wouldn't believe the things I have used for towing n what i towed with them

I'd use it to tow anything an MJ-Comanche would
Mike

Haha I hear you man, would be nice if they upgraded this package with some better rear springs.
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Unread 04-26-2011, 06:22 AM   #5
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Yea I hear ye on that one would be nice if they did include something to beef the rear suspension slightly. I'm sure it'll tow/haul plenty as is not like one couldn't add something

I hope the JK's have optional 4.10 gears tho can't imagine the minivan V6 will like towing with 3.55s

Are they going to advertise this rig ? Cause with out advertising it truck prolly won't sell, Note the little to none advertising of the MJ-Comanches lead to only 45K-Units being produced.

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Unread 06-30-2011, 11:31 PM   #6
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So anybody heard any more about these trucks ? Anybody order one ? ? Anybody seen one ? ? ?

I haven't seen diddly on them lately and we're coming apon the release date for the truck, about T minus 4days . . .

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Unread 06-30-2011, 11:38 PM   #7
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So anybody heard any more about these trucks ? Anybody order one ? ? Anybody seen one ? ? ?

I haven't seen diddly on them lately and we're coming apon the release date for the truck, about T minus 4days . . .

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Unread 07-01-2011, 09:19 AM   #8
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If I can recall, they are rather expensive. I am sure no one around my college town will be having one.

In my opinion, they look okay. But from what I can see based on the picture, the bed isn't as long as the CJ8s.
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Unread 07-01-2011, 09:52 AM   #9
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Well we all figured it was going to be pricey, I'm sure they won't advertise it so it's chances ofbeing a success is low . . . So when it fails they can say see "Nobody wants Jeep trucks anymore" then they'll stick to Jeep UV's n SUV's

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Unread 07-01-2011, 09:54 AM   #10
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I saw a posting on facebook from Rugged Ridge earlier this week. They were asking what people though about it. The goal is to have some kits available to buy on July 4th, hence the name 'Independence'. The price is around $5,000 for the kit.
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Unread 07-01-2011, 09:58 AM   #11
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I hope it come with a v8.
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Unread 07-01-2011, 10:00 AM   #12
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Well I knew the release date was the 4th, Wow $5,000 well considering what your getting in Y2K era inflation is about as good as it get's . . . Isn't the brute kit like $9,000 ? ! ? ! ?

Your saving $4K-ish and keeping your warranty works for me.
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Unread 07-02-2011, 03:49 PM   #13
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dont let jeep take the easy way out. Jeep needs to build a truck not a kit from mopar.
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Unread 07-02-2011, 04:57 PM   #14
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The Gladiator is still coming, but there's two reasons we won't see it for a while (Current guess is MY 2015):

1: Every Chrysler engineer and development dollar is already allocated working on more important projects, like reworking the offerings in the small and midsize car and SUV markets.

2: Toledo South (Wrangler assembly plant) can produce a maximum of 150,000 vehicles a year. Currently, it's building 145,000. And Wrangler demand is projected to rise as more and more Jeep dealerships are opened overseas.

There's no money to design it and nowhere to build it. If a perfect world, this wouldn't be an issue, but Chrysler is still tighter than a 12-year-old financially.
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Unread 07-02-2011, 05:43 PM   #15
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Ah hawg wash, Jeep isn't producing a truck because RAM dose NOT want them too . . . Other wise the fullsized Jeep pickups would have continued on till 91' like the Grand Wagoneer did when its design was no longer up to new safety standards and was cheaper to drop it then update it !

eck for that matter the MJ-Comanche could have continued until 01' same as the XJ-Cherokee, Ya I hear it now "But they didn't sell" hard to sell something when ya don't advertise IT ! !

AMC sold 2x the MJ's CryCo did ! ! !

The kit truck is all your getting ! Nothing beyond that will even be considered with any real intention of being produced ! !

END OF STORY ! ! !

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