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wayoflife
04-28-2017, 02:10 PM
I think we're finally getting closer to see what the all new Jeep JT Wrangler is going to look like. Joel Stockdale posted up a bunch of spy photos that clearly show a production truck bed and I think it's gonna look good! What do you think? :cool:


Jeep Wrangler pickup spy photos reveal production truck bed
By Joel Stockdale

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The last time we saw the Wrangler pickup undergoing testing, it was sporting a strange pre-production bed that looked as though it had been pulled off a Ram 1500. It seems development has progressed since then, because, despite the heavy camouflage, the Wrangler in these spy photos is definitely carrying a production-ready bed.

Unlike the earlier test bed, this bed has sides that are the same width as the cab, and the top of the bed matches up with the body line on the cab. The bed is properly boxy and straight-edged like a Wrangler, too. It looks quite good, and actually very similar to the custom AEV Brute. However, unlike the Brute, the traditional plastic wheel arch flares seen below the camo extend farther forward, and the angle of the flares' forward edges match those of the rear doors.

See the whole article on Autoblog here:
http://www.autoblog.com/2017/04/27/jeep-wrangler-pickup-spy-photos-reveal-production-truck-bed/#slide-5007006

WJCO
04-28-2017, 02:19 PM
This actually interests me, depending on price of course.

Ddays
04-28-2017, 02:51 PM
OK, now we're talking. This looks really good!

jeeeep
04-28-2017, 02:57 PM
I was out looking at trucks last night - with the hail storms we've had I'm out looking for a deal - but a Jeep truck, hmmm I do like the prototype and if it has a decent power plant...

blacker1
04-28-2017, 03:09 PM
How ironic, I just saw this rig along with the JL sitting in wraps at a light on Telegraph at Square Lake Rd. here in Michigan yesterday morning on my way into work. This particular intersection is just 5 or so minutes southwest of the FCA Tech Center here in Auburn Hills. If I wasn't in motion in the opposite direction, I would've snapped a few pics myself.

pop2tu
04-28-2017, 03:12 PM
That is starting to look more like what I thought a wrangler bed would look like

12-mile
04-28-2017, 03:18 PM
Anxious to see it unwrapped,
But looks good so far


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TrainWreck618
04-28-2017, 03:25 PM
That looks good[emoji106]


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wario
04-28-2017, 03:27 PM
Sharp rig, but it seems like it's gonna need a significant lift to offset that departure angle if you're going to crawl it. :rolleyes2:

DP1120
04-28-2017, 03:29 PM
Looks much better than the original spy shots with the bed that seemed to come off of something else and slapped together.

ChopperDoc
04-28-2017, 03:30 PM
I like the look, I wonder what options if any will be available for tops


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Johnnyboy110
04-28-2017, 03:30 PM
Sweet. I'll take a 2 door x model with the diesel please.

Kevgund
04-28-2017, 03:33 PM
Can't wait to see it in action!!

Samuelh3
04-28-2017, 03:34 PM
Ah man that's gonna be sweet!! Diesel please? Would love to be able to tow my Rock Crawler Jeep with my Jeep truck.:2thumbsup:

JCW
04-28-2017, 03:36 PM
Sweet. I'll take a 2 door x model with the diesel please.
Yes a two door diesel or hemi would be amazing! With a Rubicon-ish package available. Fingers crossed and waiting! 🤤

ChopperDoc
04-28-2017, 03:39 PM
If it comes with a Hemi I think I might be getting a loan


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kgxi08
04-28-2017, 03:46 PM
I think we're finally getting closer to see what the all new Jeep JT Wrangler is going to look like. Joel Stockdale posted up a bunch of spy photos that clearly show a production truck bed and I think it's gonna look good! What do you think? :cool:



See the whole article on Autoblog here:
http://www.autoblog.com/2017/04/27/jeep-wrangler-pickup-spy-photos-reveal-production-truck-bed/#slide-5007006
This is excellent! It's going to be a crowd pleaser for sure. I don't think they can get it wrong considering what they have in their corner. [emoji57]

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Basscat
04-28-2017, 03:53 PM
Looks like a stock watered down AEV Brute. Unfortunately, for me anyway, I'm guessing it won't actually perform like a truck if one is looking for a truck and it won't wheel as good as a JKU unless one dumps a significant chunk of change into overcoming approach, break over and departure angles plus all the normal upgrades. The classic "tweener"! Will be interesting to watch sales over the next few years. Bottom line is it's never bad to see a new jeep offering!


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wayoflife
04-28-2017, 04:02 PM
This is excellent! It's going to be a crowd pleaser for sure. I don't think they can get it wrong considering what they have in their corner. [emoji57]

The only way I can see them going wrong is if the price point for it is set too high. Being that it'll be a mid-size truck, it'll need to be priced at about the same point as a Tacoma or Colorado to be marketable beyond the Jeep fan base. Anything more and you'll be in full size truck territory and it'll be a hard sell outside of a small audience.

Cobound
04-28-2017, 04:03 PM
Sharp rig, but it seems like it's gonna need a significant lift to offset that departure angle if you're going to crawl it. :rolleyes2:

As is the case w/ any stock Jeep...sure, can wheel, but to really perform it needs a mod or two...per se. My Scrambler had a significant lift and it still caught the departure on damn near everything. I'm sure the new design will take this into account much better than you think. And, honestly, let's be real...the majority of the people buying them won't be concerned about it. Sadly, for the rest of us in the game.



Sweet. I'll take a 2 door x model with the diesel please.

Wishful thinking. No way they do a 2 door version, the market would never warrant...just convert the current 2 door into an 8 and be done. Diesel, more likely to happen than a 2 door version.


Looks like a stock watered down AEV Brute. Unfortunately, for me anyway, I'm guessing it won't actually perform like a truck if one is looking for a truck and it won't wheel as good as a JKU unless one dumps a significant chunk of change into overcoming approach, break over and departure angles plus all the normal upgrades. The classics "tweeter"! Will be interesting to watch sales over the next few years.
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My fear as well, a watered down AEV version...which makes me want the Brute even more! I'm guessing the Brute's prices will hold strong, be damn near as unattainable used as they are now new. I am truly excited to see it unveiled, really want to see this and have for so long! Can't see it being a replacement for my Ram or my JKUR tho, if one is wanting a single vehicle.

The anticipation grows,

B

wayoflife
04-28-2017, 04:04 PM
Sweet. I'll take a 2 door x model with the diesel please.

Unfortunately, I don't think there are plans for a 2-door version.

wayoflife
04-28-2017, 04:05 PM
I like the look, I wonder what options if any will be available for tops

You and me both! It'd be nice if it were offered with a soft top option but I seriously doubt that'll happen. I think removable hard top panels are about the most we can hope to see.

ransan
04-28-2017, 04:22 PM
nice, gas or diesel ?

NotInStock
04-28-2017, 04:39 PM
I would doubt there would be a 2 door as that would just make it a pickup with fancy flares...

But the departure angle seems to be a big problem.... Massive lift and "tailgate sliders"....

wayoflife
04-28-2017, 04:52 PM
nice, gas or diesel ?

Hopefully diesel or a bigger gas motor like a HEMI. At this point and time, who's to say for sure though.

Sharkey
04-28-2017, 04:55 PM
I like what I am seeing.

Texas Nick
04-28-2017, 05:12 PM
Im excited to see this thing uncovered and displayed! It sorta looks like its bigger than a mid sized truck and smaller than a full sized one [emoji848]


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Vulpine
04-28-2017, 05:14 PM
I have neither the need nor the desire for four full doors. I would be much happier if this thing comes out with an '05 Gladiator Concept-style extended cab instead.

Sahara_Maverick
04-28-2017, 05:23 PM
Looks very interesting. If I would build a dedicated camping rig with a roof top tent I would use it since it keeps the tent and center of gravity lower. Take the tent out and we have a pickup. Only question is what is the towing capability. The JKs are not stellar on that.


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JThompson
04-28-2017, 05:26 PM
Hopefully diesel or a bigger gas motor like a HEMI. At this point and time, who's to say for sure though.

Unless Trump completely rolls back the CAFE standards for 2025 I think the prospects of a Wrangler / Hemi option are wishful thinking.

In unrelated news, we are running 3 JLs at work so I have some idea what is in the pipeline, but obviously NDAs preclude me commenting.

JT

wayoflife
04-28-2017, 05:32 PM
Unless Trump completely rolls back the CAFE standards for 2025 I think the prospects of a Wrangler / Hemi option are wishful thinking.

Well, he's already pushing to scale back some of the National Monument designations that were put in place by the last 3 presidents before him, which is totally unheard of so, one can hope.


In unrelated news, we are running 3 JLs at work so I have some idea what is in the pipeline, but obviously NDAs preclude me commenting.

JT

Tease! :bleh:

Andy5160
04-28-2017, 05:56 PM
I would total look into one.

Makes me wonder on how fast all the mods and accessories from after market vendors will become available.

ChopperDoc
04-28-2017, 06:07 PM
You and me both! It'd be nice if it were offered with a soft top option but I seriously doubt that'll happen. I think removable hard top panels are about the most we can hope to see.

I would love to see a soft top option, but you are right I don't think that we will see that anytime soon. But maybe aftermarket


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Randy Tadevich
04-28-2017, 06:20 PM
I would love to see a soft top option, but you are right I don't think that we will see that anytime soon. But maybe aftermarket


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I'm not a pickumup truck fan, but that thing looks kickass. However, the bed line wont work if you go with the half a door option. It might look a little foolish with a lower door line.

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Brute
04-28-2017, 06:42 PM
Sharp rig, but it seems like it's gonna need a significant lift to offset that departure angle if you're going to crawl it. :rolleyes2:

If you're worried about departure and breakover angle, don't buy a truck. Period.


Ah man that's gonna be sweet!! Diesel please? Would love to be able to tow my Rock Crawler Jeep with my Jeep truck.:2thumbsup:

It will most likely have a 3500 lb tow capacity, same as a JKU...


The only way I can see them going wrong is if the price point for it is set too high. Being that it'll be a mid-size truck, it'll need to be priced at about the same point as a Tacoma or Colorado to be marketable beyond the Jeep fan base. Anything more and you'll be in full size truck territory and it'll be a hard sell outside of a small audience.

I completely agree...the main advantage it will have over the Colorado or Taco is that it will be more off road capable off the dealership floor than either of those trucks, especially if they off a Rubicon type package.

My fear as well, a watered down AEV version...which makes me want the Brute even more! I'm guessing the Brute's prices will hold strong, be damn near as unattainable used as they are now new. I am truly excited to see it unveiled, really want to see this and have for so long! Can't see it being a replacement for my Ram or my JKUR tho, if one is wanting a single vehicle.

It's my understanding that AEV will be discontinuing the Brute soon...

I'm liking the new truck...I think it's going to be a great platform for mods...

notnalc68
04-28-2017, 06:45 PM
I sense a winner, here.


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Cobound
04-28-2017, 07:38 PM
Yes - AEV ceased taking orders for the Brute Double Cab production as of March 31.

Soft top - probably not a factory option, but most definitely aftermarket. I'm sure Bestop will get on it quick!

Hemi - I'm confident AEV will continue to offer that conversion. If not, there are many other shops that will do it...provided the new crates continue to be manufactured for other Chrysler products. AEV isn't gonna do Ram only...they'll have their mitts in Jeep stuff still. Too much market share to not be involved somehow.

You guys that want a 2 door...get the original Brute, they are out there. I personally like the 4 door, more dry storage space...and I always seem to have someone w/ me. Overlanding will be nice w/ the added room. And, of course, I have kids!

Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait...

Samuelh3
04-28-2017, 07:43 PM
If you're worried about departure and breakover angle, don't buy a truck. Period.



It will most likely have a 3500 lb tow capacity, same as a JKU...



I completely agree...the main advantage it will have over the Colorado or Taco is that it will be more off road capable off the dealership floor than either of those trucks, especially if they off a Rubicon type package.

My fear as well, a watered down AEV version...which makes me want the Brute even more! I'm guessing the Brute's prices will hold strong, be damn near as unattainable used as they are now new. I am truly excited to see it unveiled, really want to see this and have for so long! Can't see it being a replacement for my Ram or my JKUR tho, if one is wanting a single vehicle.

It's my understanding that AEV will be discontinuing the Brute soon...

I'm liking the new truck...I think it's going to be a great platform for mods...

My dreams have been crushed.....


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Ausjeep113
04-28-2017, 08:05 PM
I am so excited for this, exactly what I was hoping for and it will be a massive competitor in the Aussie market if they price it accordingly [emoji51]


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Trail JK
04-28-2017, 08:55 PM
Really looking forward to seeing this in person. [emoji847]


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SilverBack775
04-28-2017, 09:08 PM
Super awesome!


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benatc1
04-28-2017, 09:12 PM
Looks pretty cool, would make a cool jeep set up in sure. However if im looking for a real truck to do work, this is not it. But would be a sweet vehicle to build and bomb around in, and I believe would fit right in well with that compact pick up market


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J_McD
04-28-2017, 11:23 PM
Very Cool. Thanks for the pic.

Barkerp
04-29-2017, 01:10 AM
She saw the prototype photos and Wife is already asking when I am buying her one.

NecessaryEvil
04-29-2017, 01:25 AM
Not really into the Jeep truck but still am interested in seeing the final product. At least Jeep is going to offer the Wrangler with a bed as many seem to like it.

ajeepthing
04-29-2017, 06:05 AM
I really want one but will probably wait for the 2nd or 3rd year of production...I went to the stealership the day the jku's were unloaded off the truck in '07 and looking back should of waited then too. Yeah I was the first in my area to have a 4 door but a couple years of feedback to sort bugs out is worth it. Plus you have the benefit of more available aftermarket mods! Should be just in time for my youngest one to take over my jk so it may be proper timing for me!
Don't laugh at me if you see me on the release date at the stealership again! Lol!

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OverlanderJK
04-29-2017, 11:55 AM
Yes - AEV ceased taking orders for the Brute Double Cab production as of March 31.

Soft top - probably not a factory option, but most definitely aftermarket. I'm sure Bestop will get on it quick!

Hemi - I'm confident AEV will continue to offer that conversion. If not, there are many other shops that will do it...provided the new crates continue to be manufactured for other Chrysler products. AEV isn't gonna do Ram only...they'll have their mitts in Jeep stuff still. Too much market share to not be involved somehow.

You guys that want a 2 door...get the original Brute, they are out there. I personally like the 4 door, more dry storage space...and I always seem to have someone w/ me. Overlanding will be nice w/ the added room. And, of course, I have kids!

Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait...

Can't make a soft top if the hard top isn't removable.

Do you understand what is involved in clean motor conversions for vehicles? It's not just being able to buy a crate motor. You need to figure out the electronics and that is something some companies are still working on for the JK 3.6 which has been out for 5 years already. There is a lot more to it and I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't happen or takes at least years before it does.


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Helipilot2
04-30-2017, 06:15 PM
Needs to have a good tow capacity, would really be interested in a 3/4 ton addition


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Brute
04-30-2017, 06:21 PM
Can't make a soft top if the hard top isn't removable.

Do you understand what is involved in clean motor conversions for vehicles? It's not just being able to buy a crate motor. You need to figure out the electronics and that is something some companies are still working on for the JK 3.6 which has been out for 5 years already. There is a lot more to it and I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't happen or takes at least years before it does.


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Meshng different power plant technologies to work with different vehicles is the challenge...custom programming ecu, pcm & tcm can be difficult...I know from 1st hand experience


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OverlanderJK
04-30-2017, 06:24 PM
Meshng different power plant technologies to work with different vehicles is the challenge...custom programming ecu, pcm & tcm can be difficult...I know from 1st hand experience


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Exactly. Not as easy as it was 30 years ago.


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HighwayTrout
04-30-2017, 08:34 PM
So conflicted right now. I've been telling myself I will one of these days upgrade from my 11 year old Chevy silveRADo and get a Ford 250 or 350. But with a JT pick up coming out. I could already see myself diving off the deep end with a Jeep truck and that sounds pretty awesome. Freak

piginajeep
04-30-2017, 09:16 PM
So conflicted right now. I've been telling myself I will one of these days upgrade from my 11 year old Chevy silveRADo and get a Ford 250 or 350. But with a JT pick up coming out. I could already see myself diving off the deep end with a Jeep truck and that sounds pretty awesome. Freak

I keep hoping it's enough to sell my f250 PSD and buy one.


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