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2018 JLU shows production design. What would you like shared with the JT?

  1. JAY

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    In case you've missed it, the 2018 JL Wrangler was caught without its heavy camouflage revealing almost all of its production intent design (see the JLWF thread here).

    We know that the JL and JT will share much of its design and common parts, but which ones are still unknown. So we ask you -- which of these design features do you/don't you want to see in the 2019 JT Scrambler?

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  2. Billy

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    I love it! I just want to see a 5 ft bed and 4 doors, with a 3.0L diesel.
     
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    The JL looks good, especially like that grille but I'm still holding out hope there is some Crew Chief influence in there.
     
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    Yea I would like to see it have a Crew Chief front end but Im happy to take the rest.
     
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    I just want it to be over man. Get this thing delivered to my driveway ASAP with at least a 5.6 bed, and 5,000 LB towing. Folks at work are getting sick of me talking about it. I can't afford to loose any more friends:lipssealed:
     
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    4 Door, 5ft Bed, and the 6 speed manual (even if it costs some of the towing capability). The reveal can't come soon enough :time:
     
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    Think its gonna have a 6.5ft bed
     
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    I'm ok with a 6.5' bed, if it still looks proportional, and still has a tight turning radius.

    And I would definitely choose a manual transmission, with 3.0L diesel, if and only if the JT had the same power output and tow rating.
     
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    I would be surprised if it's 6.5ft bed. My money is on 5.5ft.
     
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    6 or 6.5' bed on the 4 door would seemingly make it a very long vehicle. I'm guessing 5' bed. Now give me a 6 or 6.5' bed on a 2 door JT and I'll say SOLD!

    To answer the OP's question: I want to see the trapezoidal grille, turn signals in the grille, and no fender vents (or restyled to not run into the flairs). Most likely all of these parts will be the same as the JL. But I can deal with it. :)

    All it would take for me to buy a JT is 2 doors.
     
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    Bumper, hood, amd fenders look aggressive. Turn signals in the grill because i am sure lots of people will want to switch their fenders out.

    The thing i am most excited to see is the bracket showing the windshield folds down. Makes me think they are trying their best not to take anything away from is. Just bring more to the table.

    6.5 ft bed, 3 piece hardtop, diesel with a manual trans. I will be one happy man.
     
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    Ideally, 2 doors, 6ft bed, and a manual transmission. I'm fine with the JL front end.
     
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    Second the 2 door option. That's the classic Scrambler look.
     
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    #14 Sep 8, 2017
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    This is my first post to Jeep Scrambler Forum. New member to the JL & JT forums, but been following along with the new JL Wrangler & JT Scrambler for awhile now.
    The new Scrambler has been in the back of my mind for awhile now, even though I'm more of a full-size truck fan. I've been wanting to see a Wrangler truck since the Gladiator concept. And AEV has done a great job at making it a reality, but not cost wise. Haha. I'm a Ford & Mopar fan, and I've been in the market for a Ford Super Duty so I can pull my Polaris RZR & a toy hauler, but I could eliminate all of that with a Scrambler. I would keep the RZR for the smaller wooded trails.

    But on the subject about the bed size. I have a software where I can scale objects to full scale, and going off the 17" Rubicon wheels.
    The Scrambler bed is around 5' 0". That is shorter than the RAM 1500 5' 7" bed.

    I hope the Scrambler (JT) can tow somewhere in the 7,200 lbs with the 3.0L Diesel, and 6,800-7,000 lbs with the 2.0L I4 and 3.6L V6. But I would not disagree to a V8 Hemi either.


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    Holy Caca -- the wheelbase of 126.04" is close to the Chevy Colorado (128.30")!!!

    Excellent News -- I sure could've used the JTU during Hurricane Harvey cleanup last week
     
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    Here is the Scrambler's competition comparison in wheelbase and bed length.
    All the factory numbers from GM, Toyota, and Ford (AU). The Scrambler's numbers are just estimations.

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    That is some great info! These are going to be fun head to head matchups. This thing can't come fast enough!
     
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    New guy here :)


    This will be my first jeep. Always wanted one and I've needed a pickup for a long time and kept holding out in case this actually ever did happen. Glad I did.

    I'll be honest, not loving that body line down the length of the sides, but the renders which were pretty spot on for the unlimited show a flat panel like the JK for the truck. Also don't like the vent behind the fenders and read conflicting stories which it will be. Isn't going to sway me either way though.

    I really hope we get some color options like OD green, slate blue, or tan.


    A 4 door is a must have for me.

    Don't overlook some possibilities that the jeep could have over the competition. The top will be removable, and more than likely the back. What's stopping them from lining the back of the rear seats, folding them down, and making that a decent extended bed?
     
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    Scaling up the body-on-frame JT Scrambler to the unibody Ridgeline. From the front driver door line to the back of the cab (bed gap) the Ridgeline is 7" longer. Where the Scrambler's cab is almost center from the length of the hood & front bumper, same as the length of the bed. The Ridgeline's cab is more forward where the hood is short but the bed is longer and doesn't have much of a front bumper. Both have a long bed hangover behind the rear wheels.

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