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Old 12-14-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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Possible New 2014 Jeep J8 Scrambler Prototype

Possible New 2014 Jeep J8 Scrambler Prototype

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I Spy: Possible New 2014 Jeep J8 Scrambler Prototype | Morris 4×4 Center Blog


This Jeep Wrangler was recently spied on at Chrysler’s headquarters. The vehicle appears to have the extended wheelbase of the Unlimited, with only two doors. It looks like a Jeep pickup, or a conversion using the Mopar pickup-bed kit with a Jeep Wrangler JK soft top, and it’s possible that it’s a Jeep Wrangler pickup (or Jeep Scrambler) prototype. Read more ...
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:31 AM   #3
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Why is the rear so high up?
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:37 AM   #4
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Why is the rear so high up?
Factory rake for towing
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:43 AM   #5
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Someone has posted that in another thread.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/new...ar-205385.html

They had linked to the allpar forum as well.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:44 AM   #6
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The military J8 has leaf springs in the rear. Although it would be a great idea to offer the 2dr LWB to the public, I doubt they will.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:14 AM   #7
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:26 AM   #8
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Someone has posted that in another thread.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/new...ar-205385.html

They had linked to the allpar forum as well.
sorry if its a repost. I search before i posted.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:29 AM   #9
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Funny a coworker was just saying yesterday he wished they'd put one out. He's in love with the unlimited TJ one of the guys here at work has. They didn't make many of those.
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If they put it out with the 3.0L diesel that is coming in the 2014 Grand Cherokee ill take one for sure!

that one overseas comes with a VM 2.8L diesel engine with 26.4 mpg :-D
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I'd like it even more if they made it more retro.
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See the Mirrored windows on the building in the background?
My office is in there, I drive past that corner every morning heading to the parking garage. There's a few dozen of them sitting there. It's the Egyptian J8. (notice the intake)

I don't know why we dont throw that top on with the Body side sheetmetal for here.
If you look inside the body side inner has the rear door jamb, its just the outer skin that is replaced. Probably has to do with side impact, there is no structure to protect second row seating.
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Duramaxxed nailed it!

EDIT: So did Paul04tj



Nothing new here. It's a standard J8 right down to the breather housing bump on the hood....

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I dont understand why we cant get ahold of one of these, It says it has leaf springs in the rear, turbo diesel and a dana 60, I WANT ALL THAT!
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I like this Cargo Carrier J8 they have on that website Duramaxxed posted. This would be perfect for camping.
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sorry if its a repost. I search before i posted.
No worries - The other post was only 46 minutes before yours
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I like this Cargo Carrier J8 they have on that website Duramaxxed posted. This would be perfect for camping.
I like this one from this site:
(they say it's not marketable in the US because it lacks "creature comforts" )

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^^ i want the turn signals from that one.
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^^ i want the turn signals from that one.
Those look like they might be blackout headlights.... anybody know if they are or not??
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Wow, didn't know about those. Awesome look, it does remind me of my Scrambler a little bit. I wish they offered those here.
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Out of curiosity, I see a few posters are salivating over the rear leaf springs. What is the advantage of the leaf spring over coils?
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Out of curiosity, I see a few posters are salivating over the rear leaf springs. What is the advantage of the leaf spring over coils?
Towing strength and ease of lifting
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Towing strength and ease of lifting
Those are practical reasons, indeed. Thanks for the explanation.

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