If DCX does give aftermarket companies vehicles to use it wouldnt be for a while. Currently the JK is in its first stage of a production representative vehicle (denoted S1 phase) Once it gets to the end of S2 which wont be for about 6 months, then maybe DCX would allow aftermarket companies to use a test vehicle. I dont think DCX will give any test vehicle to a aftermarket supplier untill they are in production. To many engineering changes happen within the current suspension development, they are trying to fine tune there own designed suspension let alone hand off a vehicle to an aftermarket company that has no where near the resources and engineering capabilities as DCX has. MHO from someone who works with DCX and TNAP (toledo north assembly plant) on a regular basis.
As was stated earlier in another thread, maybe even this one....
They wre driving those jeeps around, TRYING to break them. That way they can see just how much trashing they can take. If that really was poison spider, then I can imagine they want to see how much their mods can take as well.
Interstingly enough, the first time I saw these pics, they did NOT have the Poison logo stamped on them, and the poster said that is was the Chrysler guys that showed up at some organized trail ride or something. There were also pictures of the same JK's on forested trails and what not.
Makes me doubt the validity of the claim that these are Poison spider guys.
I remember reading in JP mag that Rancho has had a JK in their shop for a while now to start work on lifts. It really does only make sense that Jeep would want as much aftermarket support as possible; look at this thread as a perfect example. As soon as someone posted the pics of the photoshopped Unlimited, everyone came out and said how cool it looks. DC needs that sort of excitement for this thing to work.
I don't think this has been posted yet. I found it on another forum.
Red 03 TJ sport l OME lift l ARB's front & rear l 4.11 gears l 32X11.50" MTR's l Nth Degree Tummy Tucker l SYE & CV l Nth Degree Dana 44 slider l Nth Degree Oil Pan Skid l JKS adjustable front track bar l KC slimlights l Rock Rails l IPF H4 headlights l Dynamat