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I'm not sure if anyone has seen one of these in the states on a lot yet, or if it has been posted before. Sorry, if it has, but I stopped at a dealer lot when I saw this... I think the four door would look better, see AEV, but I can only imagine the sticker on that version, $50K?? YIKES!!!

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-08-2012, 02:36 PM
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It seems like i have seen one of these somewhere before but your right i think i like the four door look better which does kinda say something seeing as im not a huge fan of the four doors.
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Yeah, the problem with the JK-8 is the space behind the back seats. Makes the vehicle far more practical, but it makes the proportions really awkward.

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Hopefully Jeep isn't going to take the JK-8 sales too seriously when it comes to gauging interest on a Jeep pickup. I just cannot see anyone scrambling over a 50 grand, bastardized 4 door JK. It's an interesting idea, the conversion, but it just falls a bit flat on all fronts. Attn: Jeep- a REAL pickup, please?
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Hopefully Jeep isn't going to take the JK-8 sales too seriously when it comes to gauging interest on a Jeep pickup. I just cannot see anyone scrambling over a 50 grand, bastardized 4 door JK. It's an interesting idea, the conversion, but it just falls a bit flat on all fronts. Attn: Jeep- a REAL pickup, please?
Well said, I agree. Here is a REAL conversion, but pricing on something like this... Well I don't think I even want to know...
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Hopefully Jeep isn't going to take the JK-8 sales too seriously when it comes to gauging interest on a Jeep pickup. I just cannot see anyone scrambling over a 50 grand, bastardized 4 door JK. It's an interesting idea, the conversion, but it just falls a bit flat on all fronts. Attn: Jeep- a REAL pickup, please?
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Well said, I agree. Here is a REAL conversion, but pricing on something like this... Well I don't think I even want to know...
You're looking at it the wrong way. The JK-8 conversion, along with the Brute conversions, are proving that people are so desperate for a Jeep pickup that they're willing to pay $50,000+ for one.

Don't worry, when a Jeep pickup DOES arrive, it won't be $50,000 and come in a box you have to assemble yourself. It'll likely be priced similar to the Wrangler-think a similar setup to the Chevy Suburban vs Chevy Avalanche.

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I wouldn't say "desperate". Anyone who can afford a $50,000 vehicle can buy any vehicle they want, IMO anyway. Problem is this type of pricing is shutting out the true enthusiasts. Jeep should be able to produce a capable and good looking pick up similarly priced to a Dodge Ram, and "No" that concept Gladiator doesn't do anything for me. I'm not so sure they want to. Something the size of the AEV conversion, although smaller than the Ram I think would draw sales away from it. I think they're leery of actually producing it because they think they'll be biting the hand that feeds. Something just isn't right... The actual J-8 has been in production and being shipped overseas, or is it built overseas? Regardless, it'd be super easy for them to market it here. So my question is, why hasn't it happened? Don't tell me the economy sucks and they're thinking it won't sell. They're selling JKs like hot cakes. So why...??

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How bout that "mighty FC" concept? I doubt it'll ever be produced but I love it.

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How bout that "mighty FC" concept? I doubt it'll ever be produced but I love it.
One word, "Nukizer". That is one BAD ***, **** KICKIN' truck.
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Yeah I'm diggin it I'd love one of those. Why cant jeep make anything remotely like that?! They don't have to include the nice bumper and tires and stuff but just build something close to it... They'd sell like JK's! Lol

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If the Nukaizer was produced as shown, it'd start around $60,000. Dana 60s aren't cheap.

That said, that style front end may make it on the next-gen Jeep truck.

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That's the main thing that caughtmy eye. I hope we see it some day

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If the Nukaizer was produced as shown, it'd start around $60,000. Dana 60s aren't cheap.

That said, that style front end may make it on the next-gen Jeep truck.
D60s are overkill for most. The JK 44s would do well on that truck, and yeah it's the front end that got me too.

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D60s are overkill for most. The JK 44s would do well on that truck, and yeah it's the front end that got me too.
Definitely overkill, but that's what it's got. Might be a 44 front, I can't remember, but they're not your average D44s, since it's a JK-8 underneath. At any rate, the uprated suspension and bigger tires on the J8 would tack on 50% to a Rubicon's price tag.

But, yeah, if/when they build a Jeep truck, it won't be rocking a D60 rear like the show trucks. It'll probably share the same axle and tire combinations as the Wrangler, especially now that the Wrangler has a rear D44 stock.

There is some thought that it MAY have a leaf rear, though. The J8 does, and the Gladiator will likely take some uprated components from the next-gen J8 for load capacity, but, on the other hand, Ram has had a lot of success with the coil rear on the Ram 1500.

Still, at any rate, a front like that on the NuKaizer and the J12 isn't an unreasonable thought.

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