FCA Spied Testing JL Wrangler Set Up As Extreme Rock Crawler

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Is FCA testing a radical raw Wrangler model?!

Jeep engineers were just spotted testing this radical, raw JL Wrangler set-up as an extreme, open-air rock crawler, on the company’s Auburn Hills Test Track.


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Just a guess, but I'm thinking that's probably someone at Jeep's personal ride that they took to the test track for some fun and/or diagnostics.

I could be totally wrong though.
 

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Just a guess, but I'm thinking that's probably someone at Jeep's personal ride that they took to the test track for some fun and/or diagnostics.

I could be totally wrong though.
Possible, but if someone was going to spend their personal money on a custom cage and coil overs, I'd think they'd at least go to a larger tire as well. Also looks like the passenger is data logging something.
 

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Pretty sorry excuse for a cage too....other than the crossbar and the diagonal on the b pillar, I'd be surprised if that is any better than the factory cage.

Funny to see coilovers mounted in the factory location.
 

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I’m in the auto business and this is definitely a test mule. SRT Wrangler anyone????
 

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The sticker on the back says "PARTY ON"?
 

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I’d guess maybe testing new parts for the Mopar Performances accessories catalog
 

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Is FCA testing a radical raw Wrangler model?!

Jeep engineers were just spotted testing this radical, raw JL Wrangler set-up as an extreme, open-air rock crawler, on the company’s Auburn Hills Test Track.
They gotta compete vs Bronco Rock Monster model, competition is gonna be great and fun to watch.[
 

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Looks like those shocks werent well thought out. Unless its a desert runner.
 

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Possibly a concept/exhibit for next year's Easter Jeep Safari? Timeline wise, I would assume those take months of planning and implementation, especially with custom parts needed to be machined for the one off builds.
 

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They gotta compete vs Bronco Rock Monster model, competition is gonna be great and fun to watch.[
That's funny. The Bronco won't be able to compete with the standard Rubicon from the intel that is out.

I wonder if we aren't seeing a prototype of Jeep testing the market for a non street legal Wrangler. Perhaps they are trying to protect their trademark against Mahindra by directly competing against it in that market.
 








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