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Will the new wrangler have a solid front axle? :confused:

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Will the new wrangler have a solid front axle? :confused:

 

From the linked article, looks that that would be a big NO! "Speaking of the Wrangler, those waiting for a new model will have to hold tight until the 2017 model year, with no refreshes scheduled until the new model is revealed. Rumor has it that the Wrangler is going to ditch its solid axles in favor of independent suspension all around, in an attempt to make the vehicle more fuel efficient. A diesel engine also looks like a strong possibility for the Wrangler, also helping to save fuel."

 

We're moving into a whole new world.

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Can you say FJ?

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Can you say FJ?

 

Wise guy!

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From the linked article, looks that that would be a big NO! "Speaking of the Wrangler, those waiting for a new model will have to hold tight until the 2017 model year, with no refreshes scheduled until the new model is revealed. Rumor has it that the Wrangler is going to ditch its solid axles in favor of independent suspension all around, in an attempt to make the vehicle more fuel efficient. A diesel engine also looks like a strong possibility for the Wrangler, also helping to save fuel."

 

We're moving into a whole new world.

 

:eek::confused::mad:

 

Jeep is totally shooting themselves in the foot with that one. When people who want to seriously go off road start looking at vehicles, the Wrangler is the first place they look. The biggest reason that's the first place they look is the solid axles. Jeep is going to lose so many sales over that decision. Let's hope they are smart enough to change their minds before they pull the trigger on this, like Ford did with the Mustang back in '87 when they were going to replace it with the car that became the Probe. Public outcry to save the rear drive Mustang was so huge, Ford couldn't ignore it. I'm seriously hoping the Jeep community can successfully persuade Jeep to save the solid axles in the same manner.

 

SMH!

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Who are they going to lose sales to? Who will still have a solid axle in an offroad capible out of the box vehicle? Everyone has or will have IFS.

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Who are they going to lose sales to? Who will still have a solid axle in an offroad capible out of the box vehicle? Everyone has or will have IFS.

 

Dodge power wagons.

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If you think used Jeeps (especially Wranglers) are expensive now, wait until the new ones all have IFS. This will drive the demand up for used solid axle jeeps. It will be tough to find a "budget" jeep for wheeling. Maybe the regular wrangler will have IFS, and if you want solid axles, you will need to get a Rubicon. It's all just speculation at his point.

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Not trying to down play the decision to go with IFS, but, there are quite a few IFS buggies in the KOH. With the love of the Wrangler I'm sure the aftermarket support and innovation could make it pretty interesting. The purest' swill hate it, but but it may push the technology a bit further. Just my 2 cents. I'm still a WJ guy!!

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