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... the contingency model.

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The "oh crap, no one likes the new one".

I'd be surprised. But anything's possible.

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Re: 2018 Wrangler XX Information Thread

Purely speculation here, but I have seen the comments (rumors?) that the new transmission is too long to fit in the 2 door. Maybe the 2 door will live on in a "classic" form?
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Re: 2018 Wrangler XX Information Thread

Well the new 2018 JL will be running down the Toledo north assembly plant which leaves the JK to continue to run down Toledo south as a 2018 in a limited form until they retool for the pickup. There has been articles regarding both generations running in parallel.
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Re: 2018 Wrangler XX Information Thread

But will it have a leather wrapped center console lid and armrests?
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But will it have a leather wrapped center console lid and armrests?
Cardboard, to save weight and cost.
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But will it have a leather wrapped center console lid and armrests?
Nah the JL will get those, the contingency models will definitely not get those if the current jk models are getting jipped 😁
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Re: 2018 Wrangler XX Information Thread

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Purely speculation here, but I have seen the comments (rumors?) that the new transmission is too long to fit in the 2 door. Maybe the 2 door will live on in a "classic" form?
Not to start rumors, but if that's the case, perhaps this will become the new model designations... since they may not share the same transmissions.

JL = long wheelbase
JS = short wheelbase

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Not to start rumors, but if that's the case, perhaps this will become the new model designations... since they may not share the same transmissions.

JL = long wheelbase
JS = short wheelbase
Possibly. But my guess is that both the new two door and four door models will be designated as JL (JLU for the four door) models and that they will simply 'make' the new 8 speed fit the two door by lengthening the wheelbase ever so slightly.
The JK/JKU ('Classic') 'might' live on only briefly as it's own model and then be dropped entirely.
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Possibly. But my guess is that both the new two door and four door models will be designated as JL (JLU for the four door) models and that they will simply 'make' the new 8 speed fit the two door by lengthening the wheelbase ever so slightly.
IMHO, they will drop the transfer case from the 2 door to make drivetrain room, before doing anything else. The 8-speed is more important to making their CAFE numbers, than 4WD.


Though on the flip side, this could be why we have seen mules with the lengthened cowl.

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The JK/JKU ('Classic') 'might' live on only briefly as it's own model and then be dropped entirely.
FCA has already accounted that the JK will overlap by at least 6 months. Though, it wouldn't be the first time FCA deliberately lied to us.
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Re: 2018 Wrangler XX Information Thread

I wonder if they do the jk classic model, will it be available in sport, Sahara, and rubicon? Or will it be one model like a base and you pick and choose your options to load it up with leather and nav, or even suspension and tire packages?
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IMHO, they will drop the transfer case from the 2 door to make drivetrain room, before doing anything else. The 8-speed is more important to making their CAFE numbers, than 4WD.
A 2WD two door Wrangler is pointless. I might as well drive a Renegade!
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