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whiteyj 01-08-2008 05:11 PM

New Military J8

Jeep® is Back in Uniform: New Military Version of Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Reports for Duty
  • Iconic off-roader returns to its storied roots with J8 multipurpose model primarily developed for military use – but also suitable for civilian government applications
Auburn Hills, Mich., Sep 18, 2007 - Chrysler LLC unveiled the Jeep® J8 multipurpose vehicle at the 2007 Defence Systems & Equipment International (DSEi) military trade show, making the legendary vehicle available for reenlistment in active military service.
“Jeep vehicles made their original debut in 1941 for military duty, and have built their reputation with more than 65 years as the world’s benchmark for off-road capability and versatility for civilian and military vehicles,” said Thomas Hausch, Vice President – International Sales, Chrysler LLC. “The new Jeep J8 marks the brand’s return to vehicle production for military and civilian government use – the same capability that makes the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited famous also makes the Jeep J8 a truly multipurpose vehicle.”
With the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as the starting point, Jeep engineers increased its capability and versatility. The frame of the Wrangler Unlimited is reinforced for increased ruggedness and to allow greater payloads – up to a maximum of 1,339 kg (2,952 lbs.). Axles, brakes and suspension components are engineered specifically for more demanding military and civilian government use, including utilizing a leaf-spring suspension system in the rear. The J8’s Command-Trac® four-wheel-drive system allows maximum versatility and performance in both on- and off-road conditions.
The Jeep J8 is powered by a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that produces 118 kW (158 hp) and 400 N•m (295 lb.-ft.) of torque, providing towing capability of up to 3,500 kg (7,716 lbs.). The engine is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The J8 also features a unique air-intake system with special filtration and a hood-mounted snorkel that enables the J8 to ford water up to 762 mm (30 in.) deep and operate in sandstorm conditions for up to five hours.

1BLKJP 01-08-2008 05:38 PM


sgnellett 01-08-2008 06:24 PM

Hmm, I wouldn't mind having one of these!

whiteyj 01-08-2008 08:04 PM

It will definitely be interesting to 1. See it back in the military fleet and 2. See what the civilian models look like.

foxinthemudd 01-08-2008 11:16 PM

do we have a price?!?!?! I want one!

hedonist 01-09-2008 10:45 AM

Wow; nice eye candy!!!

Ty for the post.

MOz 01-09-2008 01:40 PM


What do I have to do to get one? I really like how added a diesel motor to it.

debruins 01-09-2008 01:51 PM

very nicee

MCG 01-09-2008 04:59 PM

I saw that one in one of the JP magazine issues but it did look more like a Rambler with a jk front end. it was sweet.
Also I think thats a really nice color.

distortedtj 01-09-2008 07:28 PM

there sold in contract to the turkish and israel government and a couple other places in the middle east and uk. because of this the us will not be using them. sorry guys. I am Vehicle OPS and work with GSA and in Military TRANS. they were offered to the US but because other countries use them we will not. It's a crappy thing but think about it this you want your enemies knowing exactly what you have and how it works? <--that thinking is why uncle sam says the us mil. will not be using these any time soon.

:(and i liked them:( i did get too look at the design and one prototype of it a while back. cant tell you any details of one of the prototype's but you can find alot of info on the one if you just search google.;)


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