2018 Wrangler JL Owners Manual and User Guide leaked!

  1. The Great Grape Ape

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    No, he’s not talkin about just side impact airbags,, which are indeed standard now an come out of a pod at the side ofnthe seat instead of from within the seat itself.

    However, he’s talking about the more recent full side curtain airbags, which don’t really have a good mounting point in a Wrangler.
    We were discussing this in the side-curtain thread, and while it would be nice, there are additional chalenges from a vehicle that takes the doors and roof off, thus limiting the options for mounting points.

    I don’t doubt they will eventually arrive in the Wrangler, but for now just side airbags as standard is an improvement, and from there add the next improvement, etc. I suspects wee see them around the 2020 timeframe, once they’ve moved beyond the launch concerns.
     
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    He was responding to one of your posts. Excuse those of us that don't live on JL forums.
     
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    #183 Oct 16, 2017
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    Excuse him for not searching for the topic instead of searching for an autotrader article to try and contradict the initial correct info? No, make an effort or don’t try to refute others’ statements without the correct info.

    Look at the post above yours to see how I respond to just a question about something already covered vs a contradiction of info.
     
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    If the lack of side curtain airbags is a huge factor in the buying decision then maybe the Wrangler isn't the vehicle for you. I've taken my daughters in my Wrangler and they survived. A vehicle with a removable roof and doors is inherently going to be less safe than a fixed roof vehicle. Maybe a Grand Cherokee would suit your needs. But the Wrangler Unlimited is one of the cheapest vehicles to insure... Weird?
     
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    Did we talk about the spare tire being optional yet?
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    Edit: NVM, they had the same section in the JK manual
     
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    There's a lot of fluff in the manual that applies to all FCA vehicles, and not just specifically the Wrangler. That's partly why it's a ridiculous 608 pages long.
     
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    Yeah, I kinda caught on to that, why I decided to check the JK manual. Thanks!
     
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    The JK has one of, if not the, lowest injury claim rates of any vehicle sold in the US.

    I'd have my kids in it any day over something small, like a Civic, even with the Civic having rear side air bags/curtains.
     
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    Yeah I was hoping to see a bigger tank also. They're prob justifying marginally better mpg to reduce capacity by a gallon which is pretty lame :swear:. Not a deal breaker but a disappointment.

    They could probably make good money selling an extended range tank for a couple few hundred extra.

    I might just have to rub my pennies together a little longer and get a Raptor with a 36gal tank.
     
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    I hang mine from the passenger sun visor
     
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    I was being sarcastic after all the prior complaint posts, as I also though db was also posting tongue firmly planted in cheek, I know that doesn’t come across on the net.

    I actually keep mine in their cases in the gap below the seat by the door, away from prying eyes, the dash top is too exposed.
    Otherwise they are mounted like digitalbliss’.

    Funny thing is it’s not sunglasses that fly off the dash, but my solar rechargeable Jeep flashlight I got from the dealer sits up there beside my rubber ducky navigator. You know it’s a tight turn or a good off-road bump when that thing goes flying. :rock:

    That being said, it would be nice if the space behind the Uconnect opened up for ‘hidden’ covered storage like it does in the Corvette...

    From the Traverse (couldn’t find a Corvette console GIF);
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    There's no way that Jeep is manufacturing another whole Wrangler body just for this power top.

    Has to be a factory bolted on top. I presume attached to the windshield and rear corner and wired as such. I'd imagine it's fragile and not made to be removed - but come on - you know it will be.
     
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    Im starting to feel this way too.
     
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    I feel you guys with the Raptor but I may just go the the 350 Lariat (single rear tire) myself. At least I can get the A-Plan price and any discounts to help ease the pain of not getting the Jeep, for about the same price when you factor in the new estimated cost.
     
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