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Unread 08-13-2006, 03:03 PM   #16
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I spoke with one of the engineers at the Bosch area of the engineering tent where they were showing off the 3.0L Diesel which is now being put into grand cherokees. He said that he felt that particular engine was an excellent match for the JK, and it was his educated guess that in 2010 or so, it, or something similar would be offered in the JK.

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Unread 08-13-2006, 06:19 PM   #17
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One one of the last pictures.. the Wheels on that white X look intersting. Do you have a closer shot?
CherkoeeTom here. I was also at Camp Jeep and saw one of the wheels you're referring to in the engineering tent on display. It had a sticker on it that said it was a prototype beadlock wheel (or something to that effect) that would be available in the fall of 2006. I even got a couple pics, too! Now that I've wet your appetite for more info, I just realized that battery in my digital is dead and I'll have to recharge it before I can upload the pics. Stay tuned for more exciting info!
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Unread 08-13-2006, 06:29 PM   #18
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CherkoeeTom here. I was also at Camp Jeep and saw one of the wheels you're referring to in the engineering tent on display. It had a sticker on it that said it was a prototype beadlock wheel (or something to that effect) that would be available in the fall of 2006. I even got a couple pics, too! Now that I've wet your appetite for more info, I just realized that battery in my digital is dead and I'll have to recharge it before I can upload the pics. Stay tuned for more exciting info!
lol gotta love the suspense

CherkoeeTom, any idea whether or not those beadlock protoypes are some part of a Mopar "Off Road" package?
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Unread 08-13-2006, 08:24 PM   #19
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Thanks CherkoeeTom, Looking forward to seeing those pix!!
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Unread 08-13-2006, 08:28 PM   #20
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lol gotta love the suspense

CherkoeeTom, any idea whether or not those beadlock protoypes are some part of a Mopar "Off Road" package?
Ha ha, at least this isn't a cliffhanger that will last for months like a TV show. I charged my camera battery enough to extract some pics. Red Dragon, I don't know if it is part of an off road package or not. The beadlocks are made by Hutchinson (it's on the side of the rim). I made a mistake, the wheel was in the Jeep Store, not the Engineering Tent. It was on the display with all of the other Jeep accessory wheels. I asked two of the college kids that were working the display area if they had any more info and they said no. According to them, the displays were built off site and brought to Camp Jeep (CJ from here on out) as-is and put in the store. Other than the tag (pic 1), no more info was available (not even a price).





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Unread 08-13-2006, 09:43 PM   #21
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Ha ha, at least this isn't a cliffhanger that will last for months like a TV show. I charged my camera battery enough to extract some pics. Red Dragon, I don't know if it is part of an off road package or not. The beadlocks are made by Hutchinson (it's on the side of the rim). I made a mistake, the wheel was in the Jeep Store, not the Engineering Tent. It was on the display with all of the other Jeep accessory wheels. I asked two of the college kids that were working the display area if they had any more info and they said no. According to them, the displays were built off site and brought to Camp Jeep (CJ from here on out) as-is and put in the store. Other than the tag (pic 1), no more info was available (not even a price).





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Unread 08-14-2006, 10:19 AM   #22
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1. Why are they using "P" rated MTs? 2. Why are they mounting a 10" wide tire on an 8.5" wide wheel?
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Unread 08-14-2006, 11:03 AM   #23
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Unread 08-14-2006, 11:08 AM   #24
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^^ since bf goodrich does not currently offer this tire is this size the P probably stands for Prototype, not the rating. The 10" tire on the 8.5" rim will protect the rim a little better and will except a larger tire more that an 7" or 8" rim. Which mean it will more versatile in the 17" size range.

On a personal note the 17" rim on a 31" tire really looks like crap. The longer middle bolt will get torn up on rocks.
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I've been told by my friends dad, who works for a 3rd party engineering company that designs something on the Wrangler (not sure what part), that a diesel engine will be available sometime between late 2007 to mid 2008.

Also, he said that a lot of DC workers, along with many of us, are not very happy with the direction the Wrangler is heading. With that said, I still think we need to give it a year or two and let DC work out the kinks. Just remember, every year that the Wrangler model has changed, there has been a firestorm and, look where we are today with the TJ.

Now onto my extremely biased opinion, the JK is going to suck
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Unread 08-14-2006, 01:43 PM   #26
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Actually a narrower wheel will protect the rim better as the bulge in the sidewall of the tire will keep rocks ect. away. And those are 32" tires.

31" or 32" they still look like crap.

apparently I can post back in time, WTF?
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Actually a narrower wheel will protect the rim better as the bulge in the sidewall of the tire will keep rocks ect. away. And those are 32" tires.
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I've been told by my friends dad, who works for a 3rd party engineering company that designs something on the Wrangler (not sure what part), that a diesel engine will be available sometime between late 2007 to mid 2008.....

NOT A CHANCE! Unless DCX and the US federal regulations change tommorow it will not happen. We quote DCX exhaust buisness daily and there isnt even a quote in the works for a US diesel JK. Im not saying it cant happen, but I want you guys to realise that typically it takes 3 to 5 years to develop an exhaust system or any other automotive component. This is from kickoff to SOP (start of production). If it was going to happen it will be extremely small quanity less then the KJ CRD, or it will be a full blown production and you could expect that sometime from 2010 MY to 2011 at the soonest. I wish DCX would have offered a diesel for the JK, but it will have to wait.
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I got to drive the 4 door unlimited Rubi as well at CJ (it was the FIRST thing we did once we got in) and I liked it as a possible DD vehicile to replace my 4 door car.

Also, I attended the last Wrangler engineering roundtable on Sat. The 2 door Rubi sitting outside the tent had a sticker that showed a disappointing MPG of 16/19. I brought up the point that they should dump a diesel in the JK and the engineer who repiled pretty much said that they would be stupid not to as they heard this all CJ long. So stay tuned. If Jeep does this, bye bye car I'll have three Jeeps then.(and absolutely no more money!)
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NOT A CHANCE! Unless DCX and the US federal regulations change tommorow it will not happen. We quote DCX exhaust buisness daily and there isnt even a quote in the works for a US diesel JK. Im not saying it cant happen, but I want you guys to realise that typically it takes 3 to 5 years to develop an exhaust system or any other automotive component. This is from kickoff to SOP (start of production). If it was going to happen it will be extremely small quanity less then the KJ CRD, or it will be a full blown production and you could expect that sometime from 2010 MY to 2011 at the soonest. I wish DCX would have offered a diesel for the JK, but it will have to wait.
From how it was told to me, it is either an engine that they have been working on for some time now or an engine coming from the "Daimler" side of things. I will try to talk to him some more and get some specifics.
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