2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Hits Dealer System - 1st Official Look @ Engines, Options, Packages, Features!

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Okay, I had thought I saw a post that stated that it would no longer be available...I certainly hope that isn't the case as I was hoping they would increase the towing capacity.





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Okay, I had thought I saw a post that stated that it would no longer be available...I certainly hope that isn't the case as I was hoping they would increase the towing capacity.
I don't expect an increased towing capacity on the 2-door JL. I think the short wheelbase is the limiting factor.
 

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That would have to be a mistake... I cant think of a reason why they would not offer it.
I think that rumour came about partly due to the feature not being listed in this thread's build options. I don't remember seeing that rumour before then, and it spread quickly afterwards people noting its absence.

Now, if they did drop the money-generating package, which still seems unlikely, there is a logical reason for it in that the main features are already rolled into the base model as is the case now on the JK essentially. So just add a hitch Mopar receiver and get properly geared, and you're good to go.

I think the last time there was a significant difference in the 'Tow Package' on the Wrangler was in 2012 when it added the Trail-Sway-control (now standard on all JKs) and the Transmission cooler on the Automatic (also now standard on all autos). Now essentially you're paying for the Mopar hitch receiver and 4 pin adapter to be pre-installed for when you pick it up, which they could just have as a feature-add instead of a 'package', it amounts to the same thing.

However, considering all of their talk about improving performance in the towing area, it would be odd to not have improved trailer-ing options.

Although if they just offer those features like the Big Brake Kit to everyone to improve stopping distance in general, and not be forced to get a hitch receiver or 4-pin connector in order to get options that may help other setups, then I'm ok with that too.
Especially since I usually don't order the Tow Package so I can add the 7-pin Wrangler harness instead of the default 4-pin.

I have a feeling it will still be offered since FCA makes more money installing the parts at the plant than selling the individually via Mopar.

Seems likely, it was just one of those features that wasn't seen by the admin/source when they were poking around in the system.
 

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I think that rumour came about partly due to the feature not being listed in this thread's build options. I don't remember seeing that rumour before then, and it spread quickly afterwards people noting its absence.

Now, if they did drop the money-generating package, which still seems unlikely, there is a logical reason for it in that the main features are already rolled into the base model as is the case now on the JK essentially. So just add a hitch Mopar receiver and get properly geared, and you're good to go.

I think the last time there was a significant difference in the 'Tow Package' on the Wrangler was in 2012 when it added the Trail-Sway-control (now standard on all JKs) and the Transmission cooler on the Automatic (also now standard on all autos). Now essentially you're paying for the Mopar hitch receiver and 4 pin adapter to be pre-installed for when you pick it up, which they could just have as a feature-add instead of a 'package', it amounts to the same thing.

However, considering all of their talk about improving performance in the towing area, it would be odd to not have improved trailer-ing options.

Although if they just offer those features like the Big Brake Kit to everyone to improve stopping distance in general, and not be forced to get a hitch receiver or 4-pin connector in order to get options that may help other setups, then I'm ok with that too.
Especially since I usually don't order the Tow Package so I can add the 7-pin Wrangler harness instead of the default 4-pin.

I have a feeling it will still be offered since FCA makes more money installing the parts at the plant than selling the individually via Mopar.

Seems likely, it was just one of those features that wasn't seen by the admin/source when they were poking around in the system.
This would make sense and I agree with all the points you make here. And to alleviate anyone's fears, there is no reason to believe the JL(U) with have any reduced ability to tow when compared to a current JK(U). Hopefully, may me anyway, they are actually able on increase its ability.
 

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I kind of feel like the biggest news and question in this order page snafu is whether they really will have the Ecodiesel available at release. All other research I've seen, including a tagged article on the front page here, says that it won't be available until the 2019 model.
 

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There are currently two tow options for base JK. One is simply a hitch the other is hitch plus 3.73 gears. I think they call it max tow option.

Are the JL gearing options listed in the dealer system yet?
 

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Did I read this right that the premium soft top is the only soft top (no more crappy standard soft top)?
 

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How much longer is the JL's wheelbase from the JK?

I also read we would be hearing something on sept1 about the new JL, cmon I need more leaks!!!
 

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Did I read this right that the premium soft top is the only soft top (no more crappy standard soft top)?
Isn't the regular soft top just the base top? Meaning it would not show up as a check the box option?
 

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Isn't the regular soft top just the base top? Meaning it would not show up as a check the box option?
You're probably right. I have no idea why they still keep that lousy top.
 

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How much longer is the JL's wheelbase from the JK?

I also read we would be hearing something on sept1 about the new JL, cmon I need more leaks!!!
I measured using photos and it seems that it is not different, or if it is, by a very little - maybe 1-2". But my measurements implied no difference. I can't speak to the JLU.
 

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How much longer is the JL's wheelbase from the JK?

I also read we would be hearing something on sept1 about the new JL, cmon I need more leaks!!!
Yesterday, Admin said news about configurations coming "next week." Maybe thats what we're getting September 1st.
 

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Does anyone have any information on what axles will come with the JL & the JLU?
 

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