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The KUKA Toledo Production Operations (KTPO) builds all the body-in-white Jeep Wranglers for the world, both two and four doors. Amazing to know just how many Wranglers this plant has actually produced and in such a short time. The first million took them seven years to reach, but the second million only took them four years. Probably due to an increase in demand.

With the new JL Wrangler, maybe they'll take even less time to reach 3 million.
 

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how about we make a bet that a chinese company might come along to buy FCA and eventually take over this production because guess what its very close to happening, already there was a new story broke out of that happening which could either mean good things or bad things ....or maybe i don't like change :D
 

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Big news from the Toldeo plant! There was a spy photo of a completely uncovered red JL Wrangler at the plant and it looks like what we'd expect, a wrangler with a soft top. But I do spot small vents behind the wheel arches.
 

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I saw that image too and it could be the Sport model if you go by the tire tread, which are not as aggressive as what we should be seeing on the higher trims.
 

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I saw that image too and it could be the Sport model if you go by the tire tread, which are not as aggressive as what we should be seeing on the higher trims.
Any idea of that translates into less road noise?
That's one thing I would like to see happen here, less road noise and to appeal to a greater market Jeep might have engineered the JL with that in mind. Whether they actually did it is up for question.
 

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To reduce road noise, you'd need the narrowest possible tire dimension and softer rubber compositions will generally be quieter. Hard to say how the factory tires will affect road noise without Jeep releasing the specs.
 

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Heard of Wrangler JK owners getting sound insulation done to the cabin which might be my first step before getting into changing tires. Plus I want improve audio quality, even do a factory upgrade if that's an option. Great way to kill 2 birds with one stone.
 

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Some insulated material between the carpeting and floorboard should help, or just crank up the music until all exterior noise disappears. :D
 

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Some insulated material between the carpeting and floorboard should help, or just crank up the music until all exterior noise disappears. :D
That is a solution I heard from some JK guys but I want sound quality and often that won't do it, sound insulation is a must for me. Unlike other SUV's these days Wranglers shouldn't be that hard to take apart. Sounds like a nice weekend job.
 

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If you're planning to own this long enough then just spend the extra dollars to get the sound proofing installed. For most of us this is our daily driver and improving ride quality like this can go a very long way.
Personally its one of the few things I can justify spending money on.
 

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For some people that will depend on what vehicle they're coming from, some are moving away from luxury and find that anything lower end like the Wrangler does create a bit of noise. But with the JL we will never know till its here.
 
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