Wrangler JL Forum banner

1 - 20 of 39 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
Discussion Starter #1


A report from Auburn Hills
has given us some new details on what to expect from the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

Traditionally, the Jeep Wrangler has round headlights, but the 2018 Wrangler will offer customers LED or HID options as well. This is a great move by Jeep since even the cheapest Dodges and Chryslers can get HID headlights now.

There are more changes to the upcoming Wrangler's lighting too. The 2018 Wrangler will have its turn signals moved to the outer fenders instead of the traditional places in the grille. This was likely done for cost reduction as it would allow Jeep to use a single assembly for forward facing and side lights.

Yet another change to the turn signals would be their placement in the side mirrors along with a warning for blind spot detection.

Moving to the rear of the Wrangler, the exposed screws will be ditched in the 2018 model. The rear lights are likely going to be based on the Renegade's rear lighting.

In addition to these lighting changes, we can also expect to see long awaited variants, like a pickup, and a solid roof SUV.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
That seems entirely possible. The X pattern can be integrated easily and whether it is rectangular or circular I think either shape will be fine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
604 Posts
That seems entirely possible. The X pattern can be integrated easily and whether it is rectangular or circular I think either shape will be fine.
No doubt, fact is, it's a wrangler and will need to maintain that raw off-roader look they're known to have, just needs to be improved with hints of this new design. I just hope they don't kill its off-road appeal
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
247 Posts
The off road appeal is the Wrangler's front fascia shpae. It just needs to keep that angled look and it'll match the rest of the lineup.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Jeep's 7-slot grille is standard. Perhaps a slightly different version but nothing surprising.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
604 Posts
It sure is, all that might change however is its proportions. 7 slot will always have a way to live on, much like how other brands have managed to do something similar with their designs.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
I just hope they get something like a truck lite in there - but its okay im sure either way there will be mods around it
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
299 Posts
Hard to see in this spy video of the Wrangler JL, but when the wind pushes the camouflage against the headlights, do they look circular or square to you?

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
467 Posts
I just hope they get something like a truck lite in there - but its okay im sure either way there will be mods around it
A Jeep tuning company called Kahn usually puts a luxurious twist on these Wranglers. I'll be looking out for their products. JL provides them a fresh start to do what they held back on with the JK. They probably have the best combination of luxury and what stays true to Jeep design.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
512 Posts
If the wrangler renderings in the extremeterrain draw are what the real things could looks like, does that mean we'll be getting split headlights like those? I don't see a headlight mod listed beside the models so I assume they haven't been changed out, meaning it could be original factory.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
467 Posts
If the wrangler renderings in the extremeterrain draw are what the real things could looks like, does that mean we'll be getting split headlights like those? I don't see a headlight mod listed beside the models so I assume they haven't been changed out, meaning it could be original factory.
Yes.

Those are whats said to be LED headlights.
Mopar had optional LED headlights for the JK, so the JL getting a next generation version for 2018 is practical.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
470 Posts
Took a swing to the Jeep dealership this weekend and I seen the LED headlights that were on a Wrangler. These look real similar to the ones that we see in the spyshots and I can't imagine why they wouldn't use these.



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
512 Posts
So no split headlights then. That's fine, the factory LED lights will work just as well and they look great. Don't think I'll be changing them unless a bulb fries on me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
470 Posts
I kind of wished there was just a single large round projector with the 3 mini projectors underneath it. I hate the look of reflectors in headlights. So.. I would stick with it, but soon after change it out and probably re-sell them to the JK guys that want em'
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
467 Posts
I kind of wished there was just a single large round projector with the 3 mini projectors underneath it. I hate the look of reflectors in headlights. So.. I would stick with it, but soon after change it out and probably re-sell them to the JK guys that want em'
That's if it even plug and play since more might be required to make it work. Just hope its the same size, Jeep has some good reasons this time around for a slightly bigger headlight assembly. Then there's the concern about wiring harness.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
470 Posts
Either way even if it isn't plug and play, wiring headlights isn't difficult at all and the regular DIY guy would be able to tackle it with ease. Especially the enthusiasts in the Wrangler world, there will be tons of people who will find zero difficulty in wiring them in.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
247 Posts
Headlights on Wranglers are one of the easiest ones to replace as far as I know, they're just circular units held on by screws and an easily removable retaining bracket. The lamps may get an update in the JL, but the mounting system should remain relatively unchanged. Then it's just a matter of plugging a new one in.
 
1 - 20 of 39 Posts
Top