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post #271 of 282 Old 03-25-2008, 05:00 PM
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But, if it's not possible to do a traditional gauge with a needle, would an electronic gauge be a viable alternative?
Ive seen some slick multi purpose needle gages, that were electonically switched inside. In bad lighting and oblique angles, a needle is the most legible

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But, if it's not possible to do a traditional gauge with a needle, would an electronic gauge be a viable alternative?
dont they burn out after a while or something like that?
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Electronic guages are better than no gauges but the old analog guages are best.

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diesel engine in something people actually off road... (yeah guys I said it! A 40k GC CRD is NOT in my budget...)
I would like to see a Gladiator, but if it is not feasible, then I'd settle for a JT.
2.0L CRD MKs to make it over here! (Along with the Caliber version too!)
I would buy the diesel kit for my '98 SE RIGHT NOW! The 2.5L it has serves just enough to piss me off along with getting dismal fuel economy AND no power.

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post #276 of 282 Old 03-25-2008, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Fellow enthusiasts,

It's after 7:00 already! Thanks for talking Jeeps with us - we could go on all night, but have families to keep happy too. Great ideas! Hope we can work to meet at least some of your expectations. See you next time...
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post #277 of 282 Old 03-26-2008, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Had a few comments off-line from other users - see below:

"I want you to know how much I appreciate you're taking the time for these sessions. Please tell the powers-that-be that I just spent about $6K to make '07 WK Ltd trail-worthy."
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Had a few comments off-line from other users - see below:

"1. JT concept become reality. d44 up front and d60 rear standard.

2. new paint/finish options. flat black? flat OD green? maybe all plastic body panels instead of sheetmetal(make it lighter) backed up with metal frame.

3. full electric (4 motors one at each wheel) fuel cell

4. V8 with mds in wrangler

5. solid front axels optional in liberty, grand cherokee

6. cherokee back in lineup

7. loose the 2wd wranglers (bad image for a vehicle built to go offroad)

8. d44/d60 optional in wrangler outside of rubicon package.

9. wrangler seats that are waterproof/easily dryable (metal frame with mesh infill)

10. hard plastic/acrylic/glass in soft windows. the soft plastic scratch to easily.

11. full soft door option on full hard doors

i could keep going, but its dinner time."
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Had a few comments off-line from other users - see below:

"More Accessory support for our Jeeps (TJ) would be wonderful. Especially lift kits and other offroad stuff.

I Understand that most Jeeps sold today will rarely ever see anything more than a dirt road. But more offroad friendly options are always nice (newer vehicles) Like skid plates and such.

Also make some phone calls and make sure camp Jeep happens this year!
Thanks for being one of few companies that actually value customer input!"
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"My idea for a FantasyJeep.

Start with the running gear out of a Dodge 1-ton. Slap a set of 37" MTR's onto the axles. Take the Commander's shell and mount it to the frame (to allow for a body-lift in future). Open up the wheel-wells of the Commander for the "lowest possible" door openings. Add in a Class-5 rated bumper hitch w/ 7-pole wiring harness and the in-vehicle brake-controller for a trailer. Give the customer the choice between transmissions (Auto or Standard). Diesel, gas, propane .. whatever. I don't care what it drives on as long as it can haul huge loads.

Install a "GPS-based" dash that shows speed, RPM, temperature of everything (axles, transmission, t-case, oil, water) with just a quick glance at the dash. Have the GPS portion of the controls show everything from position to heading, altitude and such. I personally don't care about the maps. Give the dash a USB port that will allow a laptop to be directly connected to the new Jeep. The laptop could be used to upload data (pictures, GPS trip info, music), retrieve data, install fixes, etc.

Of course, it will need a "Trail Ready" badge, so putting a posi in the front and rear would be required.

Have the marketing people then call it an "Excursion Killer" or "Yukon Killer" .. as direct competition to the big SUV's of GM and Ford. Dodge / Chrysler / Jeep has nothing that competes in that segment .. and I need a new tow-vehicle for my mini-monster."
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Had a few comments off-line from other users - see below:

"Just got done reading your latest forum session with the website and just wanted to say thanks for the extra time you spent with us.

I wanted to mention an idea that I really wish that Jeep would offer. Being able to get a stripped down version of a jeep. For example the Rubicon. It has tons of extra fluff. I would LOVE to be able to get the Rubicon with the Heavy duty hardware (suspension, transfer case, and lockers) without the extra electronics, seat material, wrapped steering wheels.

I understand the reason for the offering of the separate packages but It would be Awesome to be able to order a jeep exactly how I would like it. Even if it was just a limited run for the factory once every three months for a week to do the special orders.

Thanks again for your time."
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Thanks again for all the participation!

If you would like to share your ideas now that the thread is closed you may go to the following site: https://www.chryslerllc.com/en/chrys...motive_listens

As an FYI, when you access the survey using the URL contained in this post Chrysler LLC will know that you were referred to the survey from the 03.25.08 JeepForum.com Engineering Event. We’re not promising special treatment, and This fact doesn't give any more weight to what you have to say as an individual; however they will have a very good idea of who’s taking time to participate and where the traffic is coming from.
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