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Old 01-07-2017, 03:25 PM   #1
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2017 Chief Special Edition (no, not only in blue)

Based off the Sahara...
  • Package MSRP $4,700
  • Chief Front Fender Badge
  • Wheels: 17" x 7.5" High Gloss Fine Silver Metallic
  • 4-Wheel Drive Swing Gate Decal
  • Accent Color White Hard Top
  • Alpine 9-Speaker w/All Weather Subwoofer
  • BF Goodrich Brand Tires
  • Black Fuel Filler Door
  • Black Seats w/Light Diesel Gray Stitch
  • Body Color Grille/Fine Silver Throats
  • Bumper Appliques-Fine Silver Metal
  • Chief Beltline Decals
  • Chief Edition
  • Delete Sahara Badge
  • Freedom Top 3-Piece Modular Hard Top
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Hood w/Power Dome
  • Fine Silver Metallic Jeep Front Grille Badge
  • Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats (GL)
  • Tires: LT255/75R17C BSW Off Road
  • Fine Silver Metallic Mirror Caps
  • MOPAR Black Tail Lamp Guards
  • MOPAR Coat Hooks & Grab Handles
  • Quick Silver Interior Accents
  • R1234YF A/C Refrigerant
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4-Wheel Drive Swing Gate Decal - I'm in.

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Proposed release date?
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Proposed release date?
I saw March listed somewhere.
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What is so special about that AC refrigerant? Smells of chief feathers instead of Sahara desert...?
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What is so special about that AC refrigerant? Smells of chief feathers instead of Sahara desert...?
new stuff lotta european manufacturers are using it and its slowly being phased in everywhere, from what i know its better than r134a but its also a shitton more expensive and its also quite flammable from what i remember.

you also need a special machine to evac and recharge it just another way to kick out the average consumer/independent shop from doing repairs
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If the release date is March, does that mean I can order it beginning in March, or I can order it in Jan/Feb and get it in March/April?
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Walt... any idea what other colors Chief will be available in? I'm guessing the mysterious Acid Yellow will be one?
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The only place I have seen mention, officially, of Acid Yellow, is that its listed as a color choice for the upcoming "Wrangler JK" special edition.

Yea, I know aren't they all Wrangler JK's? Hay, I don't pick the names. It could be worse, we could have yet another special edition called simply "X".
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Just spoke to someone at my local Jeep dealer. He expects to receive detailed vehicle info from the manufacturer in the next few days regarding colors and if/when it can be ordered.
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The only place I have seen mention, officially, of Acid Yellow, is that its listed as a color choice for the upcoming "Wrangler JK" special edition.

Yea, I know aren't they all Wrangler JK's? Hay, I don't pick the names. It could be worse, we could have yet another special edition called simply "X".
Thanks for the color info Walt.
Yup... I'd love to be a fly on the wall for some of those corporate meetings. After weeks of agonizing brain storming someone finally jumps up and yells... "I'VE GOT IT! WE SHOULD CALL IT THE X EDITION!!
(I will miss the Hard Rock moniker though... that always had a cool Jeep sound to it.)
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Maybe it will come in the even more mysterious anchor gray
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4-Wheel Drive Swing Gate Decal - I'm in.
That's what put it over the top for me for the Willys.

I was like, "Well... maybe. Wait! It's got a decal on the back? Well why didn't you tell me that before? I'm in!"
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Sort of off topic, but do we know when orders for 2017s will be closed? Do they usually give us that date a while before it actually happens?

I'm not interested in this edition but reading that the ordering will be available in march just made me wonder when ordering will end (for the JK in general, not just this edition).

I want to order a 2017 but would like to know about when I need to start my emailing / negotiating. I planned on starting the process late April / Early May because iirc the ordering for the 2016 ended in June last year. But i've also read they will keep 2017 ordering for longer and actually be building JK's and JL's at the same time.
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Old 01-23-2017, 01:41 PM   #17
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No kidding... so that's the mystery Chief?
Man... I usually like all the Wrangler decals but I'm not sure if those stripes work on a Wrangler. They did look cool on the Chief concept...
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Sort of off topic, but do we know when orders for 2017s will be closed? Do they usually give us that date a while before it actually happens?

I'm not interested in this edition but reading that the ordering will be available in march just made me wonder when ordering will end (for the JK in general, not just this edition).

I want to order a 2017 but would like to know about when I need to start my emailing / negotiating. I planned on starting the process late April / Early May because iirc the ordering for the 2016 ended in June last year. But i've also read they will keep 2017 ordering for longer and actually be building JK's and JL's at the same time.
I've heard the same, but you never really know...and neither will the dealer. They expanded the 2016 ordering until the end of July. I ordered a 2016 on 7/23, only to find out a week later that the ordering banks were closed early and I would have to wait for a 2017.
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Very beachy. Needs to lose the top and doors...add a surf board.
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i freaking wish they would do that throwback!
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Don't get me wrong, I really like the Ford Bronco also, but the whole package concept seems to be that you are getting a white top.

Why not just provide that as an option for every model?

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