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Old 09-16-2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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The Supersized JKU

Was browsing along twitter when i came across this tomfoolery of a jeep. The guy said it was a "longer wheelbase concept of the wrangler." I don't know if its custom or not but i figured you guys would get a kick out of it :P
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:16 PM   #2
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Yep, I believe that was built by AEV. Pretty neat.

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Old 09-16-2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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Would have been awesome if the back part was actually a camper shell on top of a pickup bed.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:22 PM   #4
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Looks exactly like the 4 door AEV brute, which does have a truck bed, with a shell on it.

http://m.autoblog.com/2013/01/11/201...k-spin-review/
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:45 PM   #5
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Looks alot like this!!!

Bigger is better I guess.....
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:14 PM   #6
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Looks alot like this!!!

Bigger is better I guess.....
It looks nothing like a H3. Lol. If anything, it looks like a H1.
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:15 PM   #7
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Yeah, those pics were posted about a year ago. At the time, people were wondering what new color that was. Turned out to be Anvil.
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:16 PM   #8
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I remember this. Pretty neat option for folks that live in rural areas but need at least 8 seats. If it was a production model I would have bought that instead of installing a third row in my JKU.

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Besides the fact that the hardcore Jeepers who lose sleep over 4 door JKU's would definitely lose their minds about a longer wheel-base JKU, there is definitely a market for it. I'd rather buy this & give my money to Jeep than buy a Suburban, Yukon XL, Expedition EL, Navigator L, etc.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:56 AM   #9
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I'd consider it. I think the extra space is a huge bonus.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:01 AM   #10
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You could take out all the rear seats and turn it into a small camper. Pretty cool.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:49 PM   #11
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They would definitely have to offer a V8 as an option. It'll never be factory produced due to upcoming CAFE regulations.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:01 PM   #12
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I would totally buy this instead of a suburban. And keep my 2 door so I can screw around in.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #13
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So they stretched it, added more seats, more weight, and as a result, reduced the Wrangler's payload capacity from 1,000 pounds downward to an unspecified amount [based on the Sport S]. The towed weight rating is likely going to be less than 2,000 pounds as well, since the Pentastar is going to have to be moving all that mass around constantly.

The Suburban has a payload capacity of 1,540 pounds, a trailer rating of 8,100 pounds, and a V8 engine.

One is designed as a compact SUV and one is a full sized. Apples and tomatoes comparison.

Aside from style, I am not seeing any advantage.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:26 PM   #14
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I have seen that in my town outside Detroit. Same Michigan Manufacture plates too.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:30 PM   #15
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Sure looks like a stretched Moab.
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That is awesome! I would drive that.
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So they stretched it, added more seats, more weight, and as a result, reduced the Wrangler's payload capacity from 1,000 pounds downward to an unspecified amount [based on the Sport S]. The towed weight rating is likely going to be less than 2,000 pounds as well, since the Pentastar is going to have to be moving all that mass around constantly.

The Suburban has a payload capacity of 1,540 pounds, a trailer rating of 8,100 pounds, and a V8 engine.

One is designed as a compact SUV and one is a full sized. Apples and tomatoes comparison.

Aside from style, I am not seeing any advantage.
That isn't a fair comparison. You're comparing a Suburban which was built & designed to be a 7/8 seater to a 5 seater JKU that was just stretched by another company that's still holding the JKU specifications.

If Jeep actually produced an extended JKU, I'm sure they would compensate it to handle the needs of the extended SUV market.

Ex: The JKU has higher numbers than the JK. Jeep didn't just stretch a JK with the same numbers & call it good when they first introduced the JKU.

Although I get what you are saying though. A V8 Yukon has a 1,600 LB payload capacity & a 5,200 LB towing capacity while a V6 JKU has a 1,000 LB payload capacity & a 2,000 LB towing capacity. But I would really be interested what Jeep could do with a V8 truck-based Wrangler platform.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:50 PM   #18
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it's not a new idea though



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Old 09-17-2013, 02:53 PM   #19
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There'd totally be a market for it. Keep it a 2 door and throw a truck bed in there as a option while we're at it.
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That is awesome! I would drive that.
x2. Party wagon!

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