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Offline RobTJ

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JL unmasked.
« on: September 06, 2017, 07:25:23 AM »




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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 07:32:23 AM »
Let the hate begin
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 08:30:06 AM »
It's cute!  Not a fan of the paint scheme or the skinny tires though...
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 08:32:44 AM »
I like the detail in the fender flares. The rears look like a YJ.
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 08:59:12 AM »
Trying to figure out how the top comes off in the rear.
Looks like the back is fixed.
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 09:04:30 AM »
That camo is a wrap covering the seams.
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 09:29:24 AM »
You think they deliberately covered the top above the hinges just to f with everyone.
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 10:04:11 AM »
Trying to figure out how the top comes off in the rear.
Looks like the back is fixed.

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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2017, 11:11:54 AM »
Imagine if they actually went through with the more unibody setup where the sides aren't removable!? That would explain how the power soft top works.
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2017, 11:16:17 AM »
Some of the other articles say there could be 3 roof configurations:

3 piece hard top - Like the current JK

Power soft top - Possible since the aftermarket is already doing this

Glass top - Maybe the whole top is non-removable?
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2017, 11:20:15 AM »
But doesn't say if the sides stay and only the roof comes off. After all they are a fiat...
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2017, 11:27:00 AM »
My initial thought was the wrap is covering the seems as well but the more I look it confuses me cuz the roof looks like a completely separate piece.
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2017, 11:28:47 AM »
I honestly don't hate it. Just looks like a remodel of the JK. Do we know when they will officially unveil it?
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2017, 11:29:39 AM »
At first I thought they finally added a drip rail! But I'm thinking different
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2017, 11:39:28 AM »
I honestly don't hate it. Just looks like a remodel of the JK. Do we know when they will officially unveil it?

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I kind of like the new grill,  hood look.
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2017, 11:48:55 AM »
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2017, 11:49:32 AM »
either someone did an awesome job with the wrap,  or there is no seam on the corner.



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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2017, 06:18:59 PM »
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2017, 08:08:42 PM »
All of a sudden JK's suck a little less.
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2017, 08:14:27 PM »
All of a sudden JK's suck a little less.

Hmmm......

Nope, still sucks ass. :mrgreen:
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2017, 09:19:35 AM »
All I see are more curves and "aerodynamics" that will make bodywork and replacement parts more expensive. Including fenders
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2017, 09:40:24 AM »
The grill and hood definitely have CJ influences
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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2017, 10:21:44 AM »
It looks like a JK with a crappy wrap  and some aftermarket junk from the JC Whitney catalog :question:  What's new that it gets the letter change?

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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2017, 10:27:08 AM »
It looks like a JK with a crappy wrap  and some aftermarket junk from the JC Whitney catalog :question:  What's new that it gets the letter change?

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Re: JL unmasked.
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2017, 10:53:01 AM »


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