DFW Show pics/videos -- Jeep Wrangler JL (shows self closing doors, headroom, turn signals)

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Yea I feel like the height increased for the chair to incorporate the lumbar support which I’d rather have a lower seat.....
I'd be curious to know if the Sport seat without lumber would sit lower.





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The top panels were not installed up front. The roll cage does not give any indication of where the roof is. At 6’2”, I will say that the space above my head to the roof in the back seat is absolutely cavernous.

There have been way too many conclusions made on Lurvis33’s pictures, which are of a man in the “99th percentile” of height.
 

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I checked out the jeep at the Ft Worth auto show as well and here is another angle of the cargo area with seats down.
 

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What is the published head and leg room for the JL and the JK?
 

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are those zinc-coated nuts holding the wipers on? Those are going to rust eventually.

They couldn't have sprung for stainless on fasteners people might actually be taking off? If they used stainless and skipped the plastic caps, it probably would have been a wash.
 

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Sorry if this has been answered in another thread but the walk around video has be curious on a few things.

The infotainment group has the 8.4" screen listed with Nav. Is this the only screen that comes with navigation? Also, I noticed the window sticker only has the "groups" listed. The JK also had "options" such as getting the Alpine sound system without purchasing it through a "group". Are there no longer individual option upgrades?
 

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Sorry if this has been answered in another thread but the walk around video has be curious on a few things.

The infotainment group has the 8.4" screen listed with Nav. Is this the only screen that comes with navigation? Also, I noticed the window sticker only has the "groups" listed. The JK also had "options" such as getting the Alpine sound system without purchasing it through a "group". Are there no longer individual option upgrades?
There are still options. Check out the order guide for details:

Official 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Order Guide (4-Door JLU - U.S.). Order bank is open!
 

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I haven’t sat in JK since last spring but I’d say it’s improved. I use to drive a Kia Soul and currently drive a ‘14 Mustang so I’ve always been use to having my left knee lay against the door. I’m more of a “torso” tall guy so headroom is usually the issue for me. I can fit into a convertible corvette but not a hard top corvette
Thanks for specifying the fact that you're torso tall, there's a big difference between that and legs when it comes to fitting in cars.

Funny enough the front seat doesn't have a lot of travel back and forth.You can see there's not a lot of room for long legs up front.
 
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Ok. If you aren't hitting the sport/speaker bar, then you are gtg.
Ya the sportbar in the JK was the enemy not the roof, so if he cant lean and hit his head on the sportbar that is a step forward
 

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are those zinc-coated nuts holding the wipers on? Those are going to rust eventually.

They couldn't have sprung for stainless on fasteners people might actually be taking off? If they used stainless and skipped the plastic caps, it probably would have been a wash.
Idiots strip stainless fasteners way too easily.
 

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Here are a couple of my photos from the show

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But really though...
When I created this post I was asking if the jeep would be at the show. Never thought it would have got this much attention. The pic I posted was actually a pic that the auto show rep had emailed me before I attended the show. I saw Lurvis33 while I was there.
 

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In this video we’ve posted, you can see the front and rear turn signals in action as well as the self closing doors. The self close doors aren’t automated or motorized but the new “high energy” metal door check strap hinges were engineered so that the doors will swing closed by themselves once past the half-way door check point. Both the front and rear doors close in this manner.
I sure hope there is an option to disable the self-closing door feature! :facepalm:

My MINI has this feature, and doors keep slamming onto my ankles. Basically, the door starts to self-close before I have a chance to fully pull my legs/feet inside. :(
 

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No worries, you can remove this feature with a few screws if you don’t like it.
 

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