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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:28 PM   #61
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Factory "Approved" after-market

I guess it's no secret that not many of us leave our jeeps stock, especially the suspension. Dealers even install lifts, aftermarket bumpers, etc. on brand new Jeeps. Would Jeep consider "approving", based on testing of course, certain aftermarket products to put owners' minds at ease wondering if our warranties would be in jeopardy?

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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:28 PM   #62
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how about something on the cheaper end of the spectrum? solid axles, real 4wd, hard top, and stripped. options available a la carte like the scion instead of option packages that cost thousands and inlcude junk i'm going to throw away.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:29 PM   #63
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I'd like to see a 5.7L V8 option available on both the 2 door and 4 door Wranglers, at LEAST for the Middle East market.

The 3.8L is simply rubbish in the sand compared to the good old TJ's!

a 5.7L 2-door with a manual transmission would have me interested in the JK.




Secondly, it would be nice to see something close to the Hurricane available as a flagship car... priced way out of my reach I'm SURE, but like Ford has the GT... Audi has the R8... I'd like to see a Hurricane type vehicle available...



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Actually forget everything I said... keep the 3.8L motors and don't build a Hurricane, then I've still got the best Jeep ever
Oman - one of the Mopar Underground vehicles got 5.13 gears installed with 37" tires for Moab. Manual trans - Let me tell you - it worked very well on the sand dunes !

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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:29 PM   #64
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I would like to see a more aggressive off road package for the xk come about from the factory and parts become more available( currently waiting on a steering gear thats on backorder). maybe some similiar to the rubicon pkg. but for grands and commanders
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:29 PM   #65
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I think Jeep needs to have a truck again, with possibly the diesel in it. If not the diesel at least make a Jeep truck again!! haha
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:30 PM   #66
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mopar performance drop in plug and play V-8 conversion for tj's, on-board shower, ability to fuel toys from the fuel tank, scrambler type wranglers... i will think of more.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:30 PM   #67
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I would love to see a small pickup the size of an XJ with a turbo diesel option with a good compromise between economy and power.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:30 PM   #68
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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
Diesel engines are price of entry in Europe--better than 50% of all light vehicles sold there are diesel. Federal regulations, fuel requirements, etc... are also very different in Europe.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:31 PM   #69
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I agree with the others who are looking for more diesel options. While I have always been a gasoline V8 fan, the 3.0CRD is a very attractive option.

My idea of a dream Jeep vehicle would be a Rubicon edition in the Grand Cherokee line.

Thanks for listening.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:32 PM   #70
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It seems the trend is about $1200 to $2400
I will also second (or third or fourth or fifth) the call for a Jeep pickup. If the Gladiator (or some version of it) were for sale today I'd trade in my ZJ in a heartbeat. Two door or four it wouldn't matter.

After doing that then put a diesel in it too.
Assume you've all seen teh JT truck concept? [ tan pickup ]

Is that the right size ?
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:32 PM   #71
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Here is what I would like Jeep to do.

-Drop the Compass. It is ugly, gives Jeep a bad image, and is unneccesary. The Patriot is much better and is in the same market.
-Diesels across the board.
-A Truck. Doesn't matter if it is the JT based off the Wrangler or if it is the Gladiator based off the Ram 2500 or Power Wagon.
-The return of solid front axles to hte line-up. A Liberty and Grand Cherokee with a solid front axles and a similar offroad package to the Rubicon would be awesome. But not a D35 and D30. I'm talking a D44 or larger.

With Chrysler LLC starting to combine the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep line-ups into one line-up, this leaves Jeep to, once again, become more off-road oriented. Leave the fullout luxury and economy cars to Dodge and Chrsyler. Let Jeep have fun.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:32 PM   #72
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The back woods are filled with Kawasaki Mules and the like. What the motorcycle companies have done is re-invent the original CJ-2. Why doesn't Jeep produce a CJ-2 like vehicle for off road only and take back that market?
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:32 PM   #73
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In addition to more engine options such as a diesel and a v8, I would like to see the old straight 6 and straight 4 motors, or someting similiar. Call me crazy, but I liked the durability of those motors.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:32 PM   #74
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What I'd like to see as far as future Jeep vehicle development...

1) Diesel in a Wrangler. We're planning on buying a 4-dr JK in the next couple of years and I'd love to have a small diesel under the hood. Yeah, diesel fuel costs more to buy, and diesel vehicles cost more to buy, but you get better mpg so you're using less fuel, and diesel fuel requires less processing to produce than gasoline. Plus you have the option of running on biodiesel. Diesel motors generally last longer and diesel vehicles tend to hold better resale value as a result. (FWIW, we've got a diesel Megacab).

2) JK-based Jeep pick-up truck. Either the JT or better yet the Gladiator. Also with a small efficient diesel motor of course, or a small turbo 4-banger gas motor or something. Bring out either of these Jeep trucks and I can guarantee we'd trade our Ranger in on one the minute they came out.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:32 PM   #75
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Lets face it, if your going to own a Jeep, especially if you off-road, more power with bullet proof reliability is key... I really don't see much room for improvement on fuel economy based on the current aerodynamics and weight of the Jeep line-up...
My fantasy Jeep would be a retro Willys panel truck (circa 1950ish) with a diesel of course...
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