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Old 10-29-2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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Jeep pitching new military vehicle

Found this on the Motor Trend forums. I understand it's been built for other military, but U.S. Military has been dominated by Humvee for so long. Now that they will be owned by a Chinese company, seems like an excellent time to take a serious look at Jeep again...

Jeep pitching J8 to U.S. military - Motor Trend The General Forum Forum


If this is old news, my apologies, I hadn't heard.

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Old 10-29-2009, 04:40 PM   #2
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If they made this in Detonator Yellow, I'd be all over it!!!



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Old 10-29-2009, 05:47 PM   #3
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Found this on the Motor Trend forums. I understand it's been built for other military, but U.S. Military has been dominated by Humvee for so long. Now that they will be owned by a Chinese company, seems like an excellent time to take a serious look at Jeep again..
AM General (the guys who make the Humvee) were not sold to the Chinese. The Chinese company bought the General Motors HUMMER brand, not AM General.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:03 PM   #4
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I've been looking this thing over for some time now. There is a design feature that I'm guessing will be problematic. Those damned high backed bucket seats are gonna be cumbersome to deal with if you're driving the thing with body armor and a helmet on.

I know - I know... "It's not armored enough to be military"... Pshhh, you've never seen an un-armored HMMWV then. All aluminum and canvas... I think (IMHO) it would make one hell of a scout car. Not much of a payload but could be just the ticket when you need a highly mobile vehicle. I like the fact that they have opted for leaf springs instead of coils in the back. It makes for a stable platform for carrying the extra weight the weapons systems require. I'd like to see one up close. A few things trouble me though, those damned plastic grille and fenders not really suited to a military environment and what the hell is up with that tire/wheel combo?! Street tires on a military vehicle ain't gonna cut it!
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:17 PM   #5
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The tires are what caught my eye first . . . WTF are they thinking with them things?
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the tires look like they came off a pt cruiser
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:27 PM   #7
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the tires look like they came off a pt cruiser
Isn't the JK just a rebodied PT Cruiser?!




OMFG!!! The JK guys are gonna lynch me for that one!
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:35 PM   #8
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Isn't the JK just a rebodied PT Cruiser?!
Just want to save that one! Yes JK guys, he actually said it!
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AM General (the guys who make the Humvee) were not sold to the Chinese. The Chinese company bought the General Motors HUMMER brand, not AM General.
I stand corrected. In fact it seems that AM General and the Chinese company will likely partner up for Hummer production.

Regardless, I support Jeeps taking back their rightful place in the US Military.
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I remember the fast attack jeeps. Yep no armor. Just need to get in and out.
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This is kinda old news but no need to apologize.

The J8 looks like a sweet rig to me. I read that the air intake is designed so the car can be driven during a sand storm and not have problems.
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This is kinda old news but no need to apologize.

The J8 looks like a sweet rig to me. I read that the air intake is designed so the car can be driven during a sand storm and not have problems.
The CAR?!?!

It does indeed look sweet!
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This is kinda old news but no need to apologize.

The J8 looks like a sweet rig to me. I read that the air intake is designed so the car can be driven during a sand storm and not have problems.
Rated at 5 hours running time in zero visibility or something insane like that
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The CAR?!?!

It does indeed look sweet!
sorry bout that. It seems that we have been out of our Wranglers for far too long.

I should be put on probation or something for that.
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