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  • Jeep to make pickup ?

    "DETROIT -- Fiat Chrysler has decided to keep making the Jeep Wrangler in Toledo, Ohio, move production of the Jeep Cherokee to a nearby state and build a Jeep pickup."

    Will Jeep making a pickup help or hurt AEV ? Jeep could buy the beds I suppose... Seems like they have a pretty good relationship now... I wonder what will happen ?

    http://www.autonews.com/article/2015...wrangler-based
    2016 Ram 2500 6.4L Crew-Longhorn
    2005 TJ Brute Project-ongoing....
    2005 AEV Wrangler LJ Rubi
    2012 Ram 1500 5.7 Crew Longhorn- Sold
    2008 Jeep JK 4 Door - Sold
    2006 Avalanche 2500-Sold
    2002 Tahoe Z-71-Totalled
    1998 Ram 2500-sold
    1993 YJ w/LT-1-Sold
    1989 Cherokee-sold
    1987 Cherokee-sold
    1976 Ford Gran Torino-sold
    1962 Jeep FC-150 - sold

  • #2
    Jeep has been saying that for so long that I no longer pay attention.
    "Dont wish for it,work for it."
    2014 Anvil Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited-Procal-Heat Reduction hood and Snorkel with prefilter-black Pintlers-Superlift 2.5 with AEV Geo brackets-buffalo key chain

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    • #3
      I concur.....I completely ignore the jeep make a pickup thing.....I've been hoping for years and quit hoping a few years back.
      2006 Silver LJ Rubicon (longarmed and IROKed)
      2000 Am General HMMWV soft top (6.5 TD)
      1997.5 AM General HMMWV HMCO (6.5 TD)
      2016 RAM 2500 6.7 TD (Darth Vader)

      2014 GC Overland..... The wife's wheels

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      • #4
        Agreed with the above responses - I'm not holding my breath.

        I think Jeep had their chance to enter the midsize truck market and opted out years ago - AEV filled that void and Jeep enthusiasts drooled and rejoiced. IF Jeep decides to move forward with a truck version of the Wrangler I do not feel it would be that big of a deal. I'm sure the average guy off the street would pay attention and auto bloggers would scramble (no pun intended) to write columns about it, but the enthusiast community has had access to the Brute for close to a decade now. The benchmark has already been set.

        However, it would be interesting to see how Jeep would tackle the project (a single cab truck would be nice), but in the end I'm sure a factory Jeep truck would simply be a declawed Brute.

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        • #5
          They are going to offer the one that they can sell the MOST of IMO.

          SM wants to sell 2M units per year so volume is their focus even though Chrysler's main obstacle is margin being half or so of the other bigs.

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          • #6
            I would have to think Jeep could offer a Wrangler based truck for less than the $42k AEV has their JK conversions priced at. Not to take anything away from AEV, I get there is $10k retail in parts + The Brute body/cab parts & labor in that price. I just think a "Wrangler truck" could be a very successful venture for Jeep that offers the masses an option at a reasonable price. IMO they should have done it years ago.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Brutal TJ View Post
              I would have to think Jeep could offer a Wrangler based truck for less than the $42k AEV has their JK conversions priced at. Not to take anything away from AEV, I get there is $10k retail in parts + The Brute body/cab parts & labor in that price. I just think a "Wrangler truck" could be a very successful venture for Jeep that offers the masses an option at a reasonable price. IMO they should have done it years ago.
              it ain't done yet...everything could change

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              • #8
                There was a mention in the article about Ram 1500 being used as the base for prototype previously... My hopes are not up for a Jeep truck - probably just a rebadge.

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                • #9
                  Im looking forward to hearing what AEV has to say about all of this...

                  Don't forget AMG was an independent tuning shop that was first partially integrated into the main MB line and then acquired and fully brought in-house, and those AMG cars provide a very healthy margin.

                  (Not to sound like a hippie environmentalist but have you considered the waste created by ripping new parts of a brand new jeep?)

                  Would Jeep acquire AEV and bring their entire offering in-line? Solves the waste problem AND provides Jeep/Chrysler/Fiat/Whatever a way to improve margin overall - this is the one area where they lag. It is a conundrum for the critics because the other domestic suppliers have better margins but possibly weaker product - - -

                  diesel and pickups, sounds too good to be true.
                  Last edited by lucky73; 08-11-2016, 01:48 PM.

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                  • #10
                    I will believe it when I can walk into the dealership and fill out the paperwork to order it. Until then it is just like the diesel. It might happen, but who knows when, or how much it will cost.
                    Jon

                    2008 Rubicon Unlimited
                    4.5" AEV lift, 37" Nitto Trail Grapplers, AEV front/rear bumpers, AEV Corners, Factory Ten Axle Shafts.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Brutal TJ View Post
                      I would have to think Jeep could offer a Wrangler based truck for less than the $42k AEV has their JK conversions priced at. Not to take anything away from AEV, I get there is $10k retail in parts + The Brute body/cab parts & labor in that price. I just think a "Wrangler truck" could be a very successful venture for Jeep that offers the masses an option at a reasonable price. IMO they should have done it years ago.
                      I totally agree with this . The economies of scale from a manufacturer would allow a less expensive product as opposed to a conversion from an outside source . I mean let's get serious can the Average Joe afford a BDC ?

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                      • #12
                        When I first saw this come up again I was a little disappointed to be honest. Not that Jeep "may" make a truck based off the Wrangler, but that that I just purchased a Brute Double Cab and love the uniqueness of it and was afraid it would loss that if Jeep does make a truck. I've since calmed down because the Wrangler itself is going to be a full redesign in 2017 and possibly quite different than what is currently considered a "Jeep" so even a Wrangler based truck will likely look very different from a BDC.

                        All that being said, if Jeep gets it right, it will probably be a huge success and something I may consider in the future (not that I ever intend on getting rid of the DBC)!!

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                        • #13
                          I love the Brute, but it's out of my price range. However, a Jeep Rubicon Truck might fit my budget. Imagine if they were really smart and put the EcoDiesel into the Rubicon Truck. A 25 - 30 mpg Wrangler Rubicon Pickup would be the fastest selling Jeep product ever made.
                          2012 Ram Power Wagon
                          Truxedo Deuce Bed Cover with Bed Lights, Black Line-X Rocker Panel, Custom Built Rock Rails Sprayed with Line-X, Front & Rear Bumper and Grill sprayed with Line-X, Husky Mud Flaps, Four VisionX Xmitter Low Pro Prime XP LED Light Bars Behind the Grill, LED Lights Mounted in the Rear Bumper, Heated Seats, Interior LED Lighting, NAV-TV, Camera Mounted in Front Grill, Custom Headache Rack, AEV Raised Air Intake, Salta HD Wheels, 285/75/17 Toyo A/T II Tires

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                          • #14
                            2017 Jeep Pickup is confirmed

                            http://www.detroitnews.com/story/bus...pass/78648152/

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                            • #15
                              If only it came with UD60 axles and a Hemi, wait i'm still asleep and dreaming.
                              2012 JKUR 3.5"SC 37s etc
                              2002 BMW E46 M3 (in need of LSX power)

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