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Old 05-03-2016, 05:14 PM
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Wrangler JL Spy Pics

Just stumbled upon these recent spy pics of the Wrangler JL on Autoblog's website. If this test vehicle is indeed using the JL body, doesn't look like too much has changed as far as general shape goes. I'm very interested.

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Old 05-03-2016, 05:48 PM
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Re: Wrangler JL Spy Pics

Idk, there is a lot of camo on it. Some of the proportions look odd to me: the amount of bumper sticking out, the size of the rear door, the total height. Could all be the camo, but there definitely could be some surprises.


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The front grille will be more slanted...little more round
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Re: Wrangler JL Spy Pics

In this particular pic, the bumper seems to stick out further than the JK, which would allow for the more slanted grille. Zooming in, it appears that the bumper and fender meet, similar to the European Wrangler. Could be me, but it appears the windshield is a bit more raked than the JK as well.

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Re: Wrangler JL Spy Pics

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In this particular pic, the bumper seems to stick out further than the JK, which would allow for the more slanted grille. Zooming in, it appears that the bumper and fender meet, similar to the European Wrangler. Could be me, but it appears the windshield is a bit more raked than the JK as well.

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One of the ongoing rumors of the JL is that the windshield will no longer fold down. A victim of more aerodynamic shaping and CAFE standards.

It also looks like there is a bit of a slant to the back end (ie ala jeepster/commando?)
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Looks like a JK to me. I think people are looking for something that isnt there.
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Re: Wrangler JL Spy Pics

Am I seeing things, or does it look like something is different about the front suspension? I was trying to tell if it went independent front but can't really make that out. But it looks like there are mounts near the front of the frame rails, reminiscent of leaf spring mounts... did they swap the links to the front? Could be decoy or my imagination of course.
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Re: Wrangler JL Spy Pics

It's wearing DuraTrac's. Nice!
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Re: Wrangler JL Spy Pics

Also going out on a limb here, but could it be the pickup version? The rear door totally looks like it is sitting on to of the body vs in like the front door. This would also explain all of the blocked out windows and the strange roof shape.
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Re: Wrangler JL Spy Pics

2-door JL has now been caught testing. These pics give us a bit of a sneak peek at the new front:

http://www.quadratecchannel.com/blog...veal-2-door-jl


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Re: Wrangler JL Spy Pics

New pics of the 4 door.

http://www.quadratecchannel.com/blog...-photos-emerge


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Re: Wrangler JL Spy Pics

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New pics of the 4 door.

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I'm torn--the front end looks too big, but that might be the covering. I think I'd be cool with the raked windshield and grill if it boosted MPG. I put about 30k/year on my vehicle, so 18 vs. 23 is significant--at $2.50/gallon, about $80/month.
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