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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:19 PM   #31
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JK looks huge when compared to TJ/YJ. It might be purely aesthetics, but I miss the look of the smaller Wrangler. If I wanted something bigger, I could buy a Hummer. (Not gonna happen). Any chance on building a smaller Wrangler? Make the JK an upgrade if they are selling like crazy and build the smaller Jeep for guys like me.

Gladiator pickup is a must-build. A diesel would also be a nice option.

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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:19 PM   #32
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Interesting you say that... Mopar Performance just revealed a concept diesel TJ project in Moab on Wednesday. The idea is to make a kit to swap a 2.8L diesel into a 1997-2006 Wrangler. Stay tuned for more details!
I (as well as many others) dont have a 97-06, I have a 95 YJ, we want diesels for CJs and YJs too, not just TJs I hope Mopar is considering this.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:19 PM   #33
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Any plans for a 5-speed automatic. The gear ratios in my 07 JK Unlimited are "awkward" to say the least. The vehicle will frequently upshift to fourth while going uphill, decelerating and while I'm giving it the gas trying to maintain speed.....and mine currently runs on the stock 29s.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:19 PM   #34
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I would think economy is important to consider for diesels.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:20 PM   #35
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Personally I'd like to see a Turbo Diesel Wrangler.

Something with a nice factory lift, like a Rubicon that has been lifted and maybe has 32 or 33" M/Ts would be nice. Something pretty hardcore and still completely covered by factory warranty.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:20 PM   #36
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why are there diesels in the europe and not in america??
in the netherlands we have the 177hp 2.8crd diesel engine in the wranglers

US regulations and emissions requirements. Uncle Sam wants the NoX very low. Not easy to do - making a diesel as clean as a gas engine !
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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:20 PM   #37
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How about some upgrades to the Cherokee? It was a great car, I'd say one of the best Jeep made (but I'm biased). Europe had diesels, so why can't the US have a 2.8L or something swap-in kit. The I6 is nice, but this day in age, it's killing in terms of the pump.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:21 PM   #38
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So - diesel engines will not be a cheap option -

Have to ask - how much would you pay ?
4 dr Unlimited Wrangler w/ diesel 35k
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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:21 PM   #39
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i think you need something like the cherokee. the patriot is too small, liberty, well i dont think it has done a great job at replacing the cherokee, the commander is nice but expensive and who in there right mind would take one off roading. a bigger version of the patriot with a larger engine and overall size would be great.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:21 PM   #40
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i am EXTREAMLY interested in the JEEP Renegade concept. i did have a question, from all i can tell it is NOT a convertable and is open top at all times... so when i drive it in a pouring rain, will it hurt the seats, radio, anything?

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More here http://www.rockcrawler.com

"The advanced propulsion system in the Jeep Renegade concept starts with a 40-mile lithium-ion battery pack. A range extender – in Renegade’s case, a small-displacement (1.5-liter, 3-cylinder) BLUETEC diesel engine – allows for journeys beyond 40 miles. In fact, the Jeep Renegade concept boasts a 400-mile range. Renegade’s BLUETEC diesel engine generates an additional 115 horsepower when needed, while greatly reducing exhaust emissions when compared to standard gasoline engines. Renegade is capable of achieving an equivalent petroleum fuel economy of 110 miles per gallon, which is four-to-five times greater than an equivalent gasoline-only vehicle.
The all-new Jeep Renegade concept’s lightweight aluminum architecture and regen-braking system help to improve overall efficiency, while dual electric 200 kilowatt (268 horsepower) motors propel a very capable 4x4 system – complete with low range and locking differentials -- worthy of carrying the Jeep name."

Also has 32" tires.









if the renegade was produced, what kind of time frame would it be?
as is right now, i would give my left nut for one of these things.
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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
its comments like this that make me wonder why some people are jerks.

build thread:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...ndard-1056365/
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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:21 PM   #41
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So - diesel engines will not be a cheap option -

Have to ask - how much would you pay ?

I considered one in my 2008 GC Overland that I just purchased; but the lifetime drivetrain warrenty didn't apply to it. That made the decision for me. The diesel should have had the warrenty too; in other applications, diesels outlast gas engines by a long ways.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:22 PM   #42
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An SRT4 Compass would be pretty cool or SRT6
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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:22 PM   #43
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With diesel fuel in the stratosphere and the cost of the diesel option, I don't see the savings over your gas engine line up. How many miles just to recoup the cost differences of the option and the fuel?
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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:23 PM   #44
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JK looks huge when compared to TJ/YJ. It might be purely aesthetics, but I miss the look of the smaller Wrangler. If I wanted something bigger, I could buy a Hummer. (Not gonna happen). Any chance on building a smaller Wrangler? Make the JK an upgrade if they are selling like crazy and build the smaller Jeep for guys like me.
Part of what constrains us are various government regulations such as crash and rollover. The new JK is a direct result of some of those regulations...so you can understand what drove the wider stance and the electonic aids to improve on-road stability, as all manufacturers of utility vehicle have had to do in the last few model years. We value the input though!
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Unread 03-25-2008, 04:23 PM   #45
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I'd just like to see more engine options. Maybe for the hardcores, a nice V8 or Turbo Diesel and on the other end of the spectrum, maybe a hybrid wrangler. I know that'd be a lot of weight and waterproofing would be tough, but it'd also attract a lot of tree hugging type people who like to spend time outdoors and also want to think about the environment. Or some who want the fun in general but want to save a few $ on gas.
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