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post #61 of 164 Old 03-14-2013, 12:38 PM
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I'd love that! Would be sweet!


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post #62 of 164 Old 03-14-2013, 01:42 PM
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I'd love that! Would be sweet!
Check out the Safari top thread by jscherb If Gr8tops ever makes it you can have a world top on an LJ

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post #63 of 164 Old 03-14-2013, 02:16 PM
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I think a long time ago in a galaxy far far away I read about that! He makes a ton of different variants now right? And some company is mass producing them or something? It was sometime last year when i read about that haha

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post #64 of 164 Old 03-14-2013, 03:03 PM
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Yeah Gr8tops is doing their intial run in March. http://www.gr8tops.com/

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post #65 of 164 Old 03-14-2013, 03:05 PM
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That's awesome. I was so inspired when I read that thread cause it kinda breathes life into the fact that even today people can build amazing stuff and get recognized for it. You don't see that very often anymore with how monopolized some markets tend to get.

*Edit: DAMN $4,100 is a hefty penny to spend on that set up!

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post #66 of 164 Old 03-16-2013, 09:10 PM
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G wagon may be an off road (Lol) vehicle for a pretentious person, myself personally I would sell it and buy two jks. BMW is the only true German auto. Everyone else has cross bred with other Carlines. As for Mercedes they use to sleep with Chrysler and they screwed that up. We will see how the Italians do? So far so good!
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post #67 of 164 Old 11-23-2013, 06:37 PM
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2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler edition announced.

Would like to know people's feelings on the announced 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler edition.

While I have always applauded Jeep's efforts to have special editions, I find this disappointing. This jeep is well-equipped but so are other editions and optioned packages. The attempt is stated to be an honorary throwback to the WILLYS MB. The 2004 Willys package did a better job at that. (perhaps the "Wheeler" was added to distinguish '14 from '04). This package appears to be no more than a WILLYS badging on the hood and available in some Call-Of-Duty subdued paint schemes. A check of the Jeep web site reveals that among the color options, there is no green of any sort. Hardly an honor to the original WILLYS MB, or even the M-Series which followed. 2013 Wrangler was available in Commando Green - arguably the closest color to the WWII flat 318 color in a long time. But it was dropped for '14. Some (not all) of Chrysler's decisions across the board leave us scratching our heads and worrying about the future of the very basic Jeep. Why they haven't answered the demand for a convertible Challenger or offer a Chrysler 'Cuda ff. Why in the world they dropped the Dodge name from their pickup truck line - a legacy of honor as strong as the original Jeep! Is Jeep next? What, in fact, are we facing in 2016?
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post #68 of 164 Old 11-23-2013, 10:18 PM
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Would like to know people's feelings on the announced 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler edition.

While I have always applauded Jeep's efforts to have special editions, I find this disappointing. This jeep is well-equipped but so are other editions and optioned packages. The attempt is stated to be an honorary throwback to the WILLYS MB. The 2004 Willys package did a better job at that. (perhaps the "Wheeler" was added to distinguish '14 from '04). This package appears to be no more than a WILLYS badging on the hood and available in some Call-Of-Duty subdued paint schemes. A check of the Jeep web site reveals that among the color options, there is no green of any sort. Hardly an honor to the original WILLYS MB, or even the M-Series which followed. 2013 Wrangler was available in Commando Green - arguably the closest color to the WWII flat 318 color in a long time. But it was dropped for '14. Some (not all) of Chrysler's decisions across the board leave us scratching our heads and worrying about the future of the very basic Jeep. Why they haven't answered the demand for a convertible Challenger or offer a Chrysler 'Cuda ff. Why in the world they dropped the Dodge name from their pickup truck line - a legacy of honor as strong as the original Jeep! Is Jeep next? What, in fact, are we facing in 2016?
Very disappointed. They should have saved that name for a pick up wrangler

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post #69 of 164 Old 11-25-2013, 02:48 PM
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Singin it's praises

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Very disappointed. They should have saved that name for a pick up wrangler
You going to be praising the era of the JK as truly the last of the breed... the next wrangler may not be solid axle.
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post #70 of 164 Old 11-29-2013, 07:59 AM
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You going to be praising the era of the JK as truly the last of the breed... the next wrangler may not be solid axle.

Having experienced Death Wobble, I am getting ok with the idea of moving away from the live front axle.
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post #71 of 164 Old 11-30-2013, 11:20 AM
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I drove Army Humvees for many years and I thought the independent suspension on all fours was a good setup... provided a lot of ground clearance but still having a manageable ride height.
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post #72 of 164 Old 12-01-2013, 10:22 AM
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A small part of my customer base is the M151 series of military Jeeps. I have owned them and have one now, an A2 pictured on the Forum. The early ones (except 1964- Kaiser Jeep) were Ford and the later, AMGeneral (Jeep Corp). Most are familier with the rollover problems caused in part by the independent suspension. The M151A2s improved it some by adding trailing arms and then compromised the improvement with 400#s of ROPS retrofitted to them. The M998and varient Hummers were kinda steroid versions not small enough to rollover as easy. barnettd is right about the ground clearance and they are more comfortable. But I still hate to see Jeep go that route.
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post #73 of 164 Old 12-06-2013, 11:33 PM
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that prototype they had out a few years ago looked pretty sweet, let's hope they dont ugly it up too much.

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post #74 of 164 Old 12-08-2013, 08:53 AM
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While there are still some details to be published about the JK Willys it is not accurate to portray it as just some stickers. The rubicon wheels and rock rails are not standard on the base or S package, the rear locker is added, the uconnect system and the recovery kit. In light of the fact that the 6speed manual Willys 2 door starts at $26k and the rubicons are a good $5k more I am not sure I get the criticism.
But the paint scheme is a valid criticism. they need to offer it in Commando Green or some other green, they are completely missing the boat!
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post #75 of 164 Old 12-08-2013, 12:06 PM
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I drove Army Humvees for many years and I thought the independent suspension on all fours was a good setup... provided a lot of ground clearance but still having a manageable ride height.
As a mechanic in the military. The Humvee's are easy to work on and simple. I think Jeep would be making a smart move to produce a independent front/rear suspension vehicle with lockers, nicely sized tires and a diesel option along with a potent but not too powerful V8 in the lineup. In the end I think people who buy jeeps are looking for more low end torque versus high rpm fun.

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