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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-25-2017, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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If this was the Wrangler JL production model...

what would you think? as for my take on it, being okay with the fact we're losing the fold down windshield, getting new tops and a few other things, i wouldn't mind a JL production model like this...

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-26-2017, 09:02 AM
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For some reason, the from reminds me of the Jeep Renegade or even the patriot. It's lacking those Wrangler angles I've come to love.

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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-26-2017, 09:18 AM
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I wouldn't be too happy with that at all. Doesn't look nearly as rugged and aggressive as a Wrangler should look. Like @Gina said, it also reminds me of a Renegade. A toned down version of an off-road machine like the Wrangler.
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 09:13 AM
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It's because the front is too rounded, gives it that generic SUV look. Doubt we'll see something like that as the prototype mule's front looks just as boxy as the current gen wrangler's.
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-28-2017, 11:40 PM
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That could be the problem as it looks like someone chopped off the front of a Renegade and stuck it onto the body of a Wrangler. I'm sure it would appeal to some Jeep buyers, but not really to the existing Wrangler crowd.
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-30-2017, 05:00 PM
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For comparison, although its not the greatest example here is what the JL Wrangler's front looks like. Just a test mule but the fact is there are differences. But they hid the main thing we're after and that's how the grille fits into the bumper.

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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-31-2017, 08:59 AM
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That grille looks like the one from the Renegade, but wider. Isn't there a leaked image of the grille online from a sheet metal fabricator? The JL grille looks a bit more curved than what's on the JK.
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-31-2017, 09:03 AM
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This is the leaked grill image I found here ? Got this photo from LeftLane

You can definitely see a bit of a curve up on it ?

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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-01-2017, 08:48 AM
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There's no space at the top for a Jeep badge, so I'm guessing it'll be moved to the bottom of the grille or relocated elsewhere like the hood. I do like how the headlights are encroaching into the grille slots. I'm skeptical that this is the production grille since it's missing the blinker lights that the mule has.
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-01-2017, 09:01 AM
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I think the badge will end up on the hood as the hood is longer and curves down a little.

There's a lot of space for the signal lights so maybe they'll put them in? I doubt this is the official production part for it
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