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Oh Moab... Moab, Utah is the Jeep aficionados paradise and someone has spotted our beloved JL testing on those grounds!

Now although this photo doesn't really show us anything we haven't seen, it's just to put a smile on the face to show their tackling some terrain with it.

Apparently, this was spotted at "Baby Lion's Back" which is a slick rock terrain. Wish we could have gotten some video footage of it getting down and dirty though!

 

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Wheelbase seems to be longer with how great of a view this sideshot gives us. Heard they wanted to offer more rear passenger space by a couple inches at the very least especially since its now what they call a global product. Anyone else seeing this?
 

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Being an Unlimited, it's a little hard to really decipher a few inches. Well, In general it's a bit harder to decipher a few inches longer on the wheel base. If it was the track width or something, it would be easier to see.
 

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Can't really tell if its body has been elongated compared to its predecessor, though the new Jeep must have a beastly cooling system if it can be test driven around Moab, Utah, with that solid looking tarp.
 

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Being an Unlimited, it's a little hard to really decipher a few inches. Well, In general it's a bit harder to decipher a few inches longer on the wheel base. If it was the track width or something, it would be easier to see.
Having seen hundreds, if not, thousands of Wranglers in my time you tend to develop a healthy level of skepticism about what you see. No way someone can prove what I mentioned, nor can I, but it was still worth mentioning.
 

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I'd be very impressed if you can make out the size difference of the JL Wrangler mule on looks alone. The camouflage is bound to throw off your perception a bit. As for cooling, the front of that black tarp is fine mesh and not airtight, though it would still affect the Wrangler's airflow into the engine. I'm sure the Wrangler's cooling system is fine.
 

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Agreed. But the mesh from the tarp and all of that aren't important at all. The main thing is knowing that it functions perfectly fine under all the tarp, which means when the tarp is off, cooling will be more efficient and it'll be even better so really nothing to worry about at all.
 

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I'd be very impressed if you can make out the size difference of the JL Wrangler mule on looks alone. The camouflage is bound to throw off your perception a bit. As for cooling, the front of that black tarp is fine mesh and not airtight, though it would still affect the Wrangler's airflow into the engine. I'm sure the Wrangler's cooling system is fine.
Its not uncommon for people to do that. Myself and some others can spot LWB vehicles from a distance. For example, often when I see a LWB Mercedes S-Class... i'm usually right. To someone who hasn't seen as many of them, it will be harder.
 

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The only difference in size I can see if the JL's slight increase in width compared to its predecessor. Just looks beefier to me even under all that camouflage, though I'll take your word on the length.
 

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The only difference in size I can see if the JL's slight increase in width compared to its predecessor. Just looks beefier to me even under all that camouflage, though I'll take your word on the length.
Since they made changes to the windshield do you think they could have also made changes to the roofs height? Also set to be a world vehicle, so that could be another reason to mess with dimensions like that.
 

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The raked-back angle on the new windshield shouldn't really change the roof height all that much, perhaps Jeep elongated the glass to keep that height and there's plenty of room on the Wrangler’s hood for it to extend to since it looks to be somewhat longer than the current generation's.
 

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The raked-back angle on the new windshield shouldn't really change the roof height all that much, perhaps Jeep elongated the glass to keep that height and there's plenty of room on the Wrangler’s hood for it to extend to since it looks to be somewhat longer than the current generation's.
you're right, probably the only thing noticeable that got longer was the dash area from the steering wheel to where it meets the windshield with how angled the windshield is now, unless they used that as an opportunity to make the dash even more narrow, pushing everything a bit closer to the front end by a couple inches.
 

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That more opportunity for us to create a few dash mounts for whatever electronic implements we need; GPS, camera, radio scanner etc. If they decide to narrow the dash, that could give them an inch or two of extra space to move the driver seat forward and give rear passengers a tiny bit more leg space.
 

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That more opportunity for us to create a few dash mounts for whatever electronic implements we need; GPS, camera, radio scanner etc. If they decide to narrow the dash, that could give them an inch or two of extra space to move the driver seat forward and give rear passengers a tiny bit more leg space.
We have some some flat areas on the dash to mount things, aside from that and the small cubby right above the infotainment area, there isn't much left over:



As you can see, still very much like our JK's.
 

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How many things will you be mounting that you would need a ton of flat dash space? You could always mount a GPS on the windshield in the corner or something. Can't think of anything else you would want to mount?
 

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Looks like not much has been changed in the dash, maybe the gauge cluster has been flattened so it doesn't have that bulge in the middle. But it looks more plain compare to the JK.
 

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Looks like not much has been changed in the dash, maybe the gauge cluster has been flattened so it doesn't have that bulge in the middle. But it looks more plain compare to the JK.
Only changes I see that are most noticeable is the fact its rounder to complement the rest of the dash design. Doubt anyone needs anything different to happen. Even the people I see that keep things on their dash won't need anything more.
 

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I honestly could care less if the dash has a lot of room or very little, there's a mount for everything and most of the time you won't be fiddling with the dash or center stack while driving. Everything you need is on the steering wheel; phone call, music, etc. though I wouldn't mind a bit of color on the inside to brighten it up.
 

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Adding some color would just take a little work and a weekend. If you're talented with vinyl wrap, you could add a lot of color in there to give it a fresh vibrant kind of look. Just gotta get creative and use your imagination. With things like plasti-dip and vinyl, etc. we have tons of things to use.
 
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