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Old June 8th, 2017, 02:36 PM   #1
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I bet there's a number of folks around here that have come across them, but this was the first time I could get photos. (I publish JPFreek)

http://jpfreek.com/2017/06/08/jl-wra...ive-spy-shots/

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Old June 8th, 2017, 03:58 PM   #2
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Is that a 1999 xj? I keed
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Old June 8th, 2017, 07:13 PM   #3
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front bumper looks long
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I have since been contacted by someone who has seen and been in multiple JLs who said that this is actually the European spec model and that's why the bumper is so long (Pedestrian standards) and the running boards are so wide. The US will get a more "normal" setup than this. The bump on the hood is supposedly fake and the windshield does still fold.
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I saw them on 75 this morning, then again at Taco Bell in Lapeer around noon. They pulled in and immediately threw covers over them before I could snap a pic. The wheel base is quite long on these.


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Old June 9th, 2017, 07:19 AM   #6
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Couple things, I have yet to see a spy pick of a 2 door model. And, I thought they were flattening out the wind screen so it didn't look like a banana when folded down, and it was going back to 2 hinges instead of single hinge in center.

They are getting away from the front fender look, the JK did it when it went all plactic, these are starting to resemble a Liberty more then a Wrangler or actual Jeep.

The wheel base is getting very long.
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Cj the last real jeep.....when the YJ came out.

Yj the last real jeep with leaf springs....when the TJ came out

TJ, not a real jeep even with round headlights but it has coils....

JK, mall queen .....

New jeep.....The JK was the last real bloated soccer mom wrangler and hardcore trail machine

5 years from now you will all talk about how awesome the JK was and how the new jeep is OK and the next new jeep is poop.
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Pretty sure TJ was the last semi-real Jeep.
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Does that have IFS? Been rumored, but I cant tell via this pic.
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Does that have IFS? Been rumored, but I cant tell via this pic.
No it has been confirmed solid axle for a while now
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Pretty sure TJ was the last semi-real Jeep.
Yup. I had 2 TJ's and an LJ. I now have a JKU but I agree the it started to die with the end of the TJ/LJ's.
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Cj the last real jeep.....when the YJ came out.

Yj the last real jeep with leaf springs....when the TJ came out

TJ, not a real jeep even with round headlights but it has coils....

JK, mall queen .....

New jeep.....The JK was the last real bloated soccer mom wrangler and hardcore trail machine

5 years from now you will all talk about how awesome the JK was and how the new jeep is OK and the next new jeep is poop.

Absolutely.....
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Pretty sure TJ was the last semi-real Jeep.
I wouldn't disagree, I was more just making fun of what people all say
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