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I wasn't Asking if you had a jeep . I was lurking around on allpar and saw a paragraph that stated jeep was experimenting with the idea of a.2012 release of a diesel jeep and what did you guys think about the idea Of jeep making one.
Just the thought of getting 25/30 MPG would make it worth it. That would put me around 900/1000 km (or 550/600miles) per tank... Even in the sticks up here you're gonna find diesel within that distance.

My only concern would be how it starts when it's -35c. But I would buy one in a heart beat if Jeep sold one.
 

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I was lurking around on allpar and saw a paragraph that stated jeep was experimenting with the idea of a.2012 release of a diesel jeep and what did you guys think about the idea Of jeep making one.
I answered your question. What I think is that I don't really care if it makes one. It simply doesn't matter to me because I ALREADY have a Jeep and I'm not planning to replace it any time soon (i.e. within the next 10 years). What Jeep makes this year or next year, or the few years after that is likely to be long obsolete by the time I buy another vehicle.
 

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Dark here now but I'll post some pics in the morning chaps.

As far as I know there are no upgrades or mods you can perform to the diesel engine, certainly not commonly available.

Bear in mind too that Wranglers over here are very rare. I often drive 300 miles in a day with work, maybe see another Wrangler in a month if I'm lucky :(

But I always wave :)
I always wave too... I've had mine almost a month haven't seen any right hand drives until this past weekend. Since then I've seen two.

And when I do take it somewhere I always find a crowd around it when I get back. :D
 

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Thanks Clegg , it looks like the diffs are both Dana 44's by the covers . interesting layout for the CDR . Very cool seeing the JK engine compartment in that configuration .
Awesome looking Jeep mate !
Again thanks for the pics !
Whats your red line with the CDR ? How does it sound ?
I guess you feel the power band almost right off the hop with that Mill , must be able to climb very easily I'll bet . Are those flare extentions OEM ? Never seen the European version in a personal photo loooks cool .......
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I would love a desiel JK, but I don't like loans. The only reason I own my JK is because I happened upon 14k this summer and had the cash to make up the difference for a $19k 2008 JK X. Unforunatly, if they sold a desiel JK tomarrow, I wouldn't be getting one, although I may start saving up for an engine swap. By time some start hitting the junkyard, I should have $10k or so to drop on a desiel.
 

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Thanks Clegg , it looks like the diffs are both Dana 44's by the covers . interesting layout for the CDR . Very cool seeing the JK engine compartment in that configuration .
Awesome looking Jeep mate !
Again thanks for the pics !
Whats your red line with the CDR ? How does it sound ?
I guess you feel the power band almost right off the hop with that Mill , must be able to climb very easily I'll bet . Are those flare extentions OEM ? Never seen the European version in a personal photo loooks cool .......
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No sweat.

Redline seems to be around 3800, though it's ran out of steam long before then. To drive it briskly I wait for it to change up, give it some beans, lift off as it loses torque, wait for the next change, and so on...

The soundtrack is best described as "agricultural" :) Not too bad when it's warmed up, but it's certainly not musical...

Wheel flare extensions are a legal requirement here since I fitted the spacers and 12.50 tyres. Not sure of the brand - my local specialist put them on for me, though I'll be investing in some proper Bushwackers or similar soon.

Anyway, it's time for me to go to work, a nice 300 mile drive to Birmingham. Can't beat a Jeep as a company car - everyone else drives VW's, Vauxhalls and cheap BMW's. I get all the fun!
 

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I don't know why, but I seemed to have developed an unhealthy desire for a diesel Wrangler.

More torque, significantly better gas mileage. I like that. A lot.

If they make a diesel Wrangler, I will buy an unlimited Rubicon ASAP, and it will be my vehicle for the next 10 years.
 

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Maybe it's just me, but I like that front bumper better than the US one.. :wave: You have any pictures of the rear of the Jeep ?

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I don't know why, but I seemed to have developed an unhealthy desire for a diesel Wrangler.

More torque, significantly better gas mileage. I like that. A lot.

If they make a diesel Wrangler, I will buy an unlimited Rubicon ASAP, and it will be my vehicle for the next 10 years.
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Maybe it's just me, but I like that front bumper better than the US one.. :wave: You have any pictures of the rear of the Jeep ?

Todd
Todd, the plastic bumpers on European JK are very ugly to look at:):) Thank God ARB offers some fantastic looking (and very seriously strong) steel bumpers for it that keep the "stock" coverage but are way more aggressive.



Cleggmeister is right in everything he says. I love the sound of the CRD a lot, it really sounds like a big truck. It's not a "racing" sound at all, more of a tractor-like "krkrkrkrkrkr" in idle. I love it!
Power is fantastic from idle until you change up and i never go more than 3-3300 rpm, it's useless.

The diesel is not better than petrol, it's different. More utilitarian than sport, more useful when towing or when heavily laden. That's why the military J8 uses the same CRD motor than our civilian JK's, slightly detuned so it can use low-quality military diesel fuel.
A petrol engine is better for fast driving or high-rev hillclimbing. If that's your type of driving and you don't tow frequently, or you don't need your JK to carry too much extra cargo, a petrol Hemi V8 is far more sporty and easy to rev-up.
 

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The diesel is not better than petrol, it's different. More utilitarian than sport, more useful when towing or when heavily laden. That's why the military J8 uses the same CRD motor than our civilian JK's, slightly detuned so it can use low-quality military diesel fuel.
A petrol engine is better for fast driving or high-rev hillclimbing. If that's your type of driving and you don't tow frequently, or you don't need your JK to carry too much extra cargo, a petrol Hemi V8 is far more sporty and easy to rev-up.
And the gas millage that Hemi gets while doing 100k (60m) on the highway? Yeah, I'll take a diesel thanks.
 

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And the gas millage that Hemi gets while doing 100k (60m) on the highway? Yeah, I'll take a diesel thanks.
That's true, and i have the same opinion, but someone who loves high-rev driving will not look at factors such as mileage between fuel stops. Also, a younger driver may easily say that the sound of the V8 is more sporty than the truck-like sound of the CRD.
 

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I thought I heard that the 5.7 Hemi gets the same MPG as our 3.8L minivan specials.
 

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The CRD used in the European version is very similar to the CRD used in the 05-06 Diesel KJ Liberty that was sold here in the US.

I have a hemi JK, a diesel WK 08 Grand Cherokee and we had a diesel KJ Liberty. I have considerable seat time in all 3. The diesel KJ was a blast. I could get 34mpg stock on the highway if I kept it under 72mph. There are mods you can get to beef up the power. I assume those same tuning mods would be available for the CRD JK's too. See this page for info on the tuning offered by GDE Green Diesel Engineering - Jeep Performance ECU Chip Tuner

I would absolutely LOVE to have a diesel powered JK. If a diesel conversion were feasible I would have done it over the hemi but the hemi offered the best reliable solution that was compatible with the stock electronics.

So, to answer your question, YES I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A DIESEL JK.
 

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I suspect that if they were going to put the existing CRD in the Wrangler, they would have done it already.

IMO, if we ever get a diesel, it will be a generation (or so) beyond the CRD.

/drool...
 
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