How long will Jeep offer the 392?

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Bottom line is I'd rather have a I-4 with 150 hp than a Wrangler with a gas-powered turbo.
I can relate to this. My first wrangler was a TJ with the 2.4L i-4 which had 147 hp. It served honorably.
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It looks like '22 ordering begins 05 October 2021. We should know if the 392 will continue by then.

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FYI investors, A 392 is not the first big cube factory offered motor in a JEEP. Lest we forget, AMC Jeep offered a 401 V8 in 4x4 Wagons and Trucks from '71 to '75. It was a beast of a motor with a forged crankshaft , rods and dogleg port exhaust heads. First year examples were good for 335HP @5,000 and 435 torque @3400. Wagons and J trucks where not commonly optioned with the 401 motor even without a hiped premium. There was no hiped up sales campaign and they never commanded much attention. Original vehicles that survive with a 401 today do not sell for a premium.
 
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FYI investors, A 392 is not the first big cube factory offered motor in a JEEP. Lest we forget, AMC Jeep offered a 401 V8 in 4x4 Wagons and Trucks from '71 to '75. It was a beast of a motor with a forged crankshaft , rods and dogleg port exhaust heads. First year examples were good for 335HP @5,000 and 435 torque @3400. Wagons and J trucks where not commonly optioned with the 401 motor even without a hiped premium. There was no hiped up sales campaign and they never commanded much attention. Original vehicles that survive with a 401 today do not sell for a premium.
The 392 will. Big V8s are going to be phased out in the next decade due to CAFE and EPA bullshit. So if you have the means, I certainly wouldn’t wait around to snag one.
 

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FYI investors, A 392 is not the first big cube factory offered motor in a JEEP. Lest we forget, AMC Jeep offered a 401 V8 in 4x4 Wagons and Trucks from '71 to '75. It was a beast of a motor with a forged crankshaft , rods and dogleg port exhaust heads. First year examples were good for 335HP @5,000 and 435 torque @3400. Wagons and J trucks where not commonly optioned with the 401 motor even without a hiped premium. There was no hiped up sales campaign and they never commanded much attention. Original vehicles that survive with a 401 today do not sell for a premium.
That's because they were a boat anchor. Never performed even close to what they were supposed to.

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If Jeep killed off the 392 after only 1 year, would they even recoup their engineering/production costs? I understand the math is volume based and not time based, the 392 seems to be selling well, but is it selling well enough… just pondering questions that likely can’t be answered.
 

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That's because they were a boat anchor. Never performed even close to what they were supposed to.

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Off topic but JEEP motor history. AMC V8's were small blocks and never considered to be a heavy V8. The 401 had the same external dimensions as a AMC 290 (1971 Trans Am series winner). The time period when 401's existed is when smog, EPA and insurance companies lobbied to choke the life out of V8's and basically did to the point where muscle cars vanished and a 3.8 L V6 turbo Buick was king. AMC never intended a 401 to be a performance engine. Torque was the only goal for their wagons and trucks. In 1974 when International Harvester needed a V8 for their wagons and trucks, AMC 401 was there choice.
 

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The 392 will. Big V8s are going to be phased out in the next decade due to CAFE and EPA bullshit. So if you have the means, I certainly wouldn’t wait around to snag one.
You are absolutely correct, which is why I already got mine and yes it was expensive and gets about 14 mpg but it’s what I enjoy! If I enjoyed golf, ball games, vacations, fancy dinners etc etc they would be expensive too. BTW , my 69 GTX got 6 mpg on minimum 100 octane fuel so even at 50 cents a gallon 50 years ago it was very expensive on Sargent ‘s pay .
 

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FYI investors, A 392 is not the first big cube factory offered motor in a JEEP. Lest we forget, AMC Jeep offered a 401 V8 in 4x4 Wagons and Trucks from '71 to '75. It was a beast of a motor with a forged crankshaft , rods and dogleg port exhaust heads. First year examples were good for 335HP @5,000 and 435 torque @3400. Wagons and J trucks where not commonly optioned with the 401 motor even without a hiped premium. There was no hiped up sales campaign and they never commanded much attention. Original vehicles that survive with a 401 today do not sell for a premium.
Haha, nice try.
I already am going to get more for my JLUR than what I paid OTD once my 392 shows up. 392 will be a collectible that will be worth more than what anyone paid.
 

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If Viper and Demon used prices are an indication . . . Jeep 392 should appreciate just fine in the years to come.
 

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It looks like '22 ordering begins 05 October 2021. We should know if the 392 will continue by then.

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My dealer can build a 22 and can do everything but place the order - They called Jeep, it looks like a 22 with Xtreme Recon package will be available in a few weeks and they will then place the order.

I gambled a bit and requested a 22’, but after watching the Jeep presentation on the Xtreme Recon Package (The Roar to Serenity) it seemed very unlikely that Jeep does not make this at least a 2-3 year run - JMO - I still think get them while you can as it will be limited, but they put a lot of R&D into making this the ultimate Jeep and taking some attention away from the new Bronco.

Wrangler presentations starts at 9:06

 

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Haha, nice try.
I already am going to get more for my JLUR than what I paid OTD once my 392 shows up. 392 will be a collectible that will be worth more than what anyone paid.
Not to argue but, my posts are opinions and facts that have happened. You are speculating, "trying" to predict the future and advise others on the outcome. Haha, another opinion I have is some folks need to grow up and not get so butt hurt by opposing opinions.
 

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The writing is on the wall, with the ever increasing push to (soulless) electrified vehicles and harsher CAFE and emissions standards I’ve been wondering...how long do you see Jeep offering the 392 in their lineup? To me, nothing beats the sound of a burly American V8 at full tilt, hence why I caved and ordered one, price be damned. I also think this type of vehicle is the last of an era. Same with the Hellcat powered Stellantis products. I see them being phased out over the next few years, if not as soon as 2024. I know the Wrangler will stick around, it will get electrified but I can’t see them offering this engine for more than a few years. I’d love to see a mid year refresh in 2023/2024 with UConnect 5 and if that’s the case I’ll probably add another 392 to the stable. Curious to hear your thoughts.
Wish we could have gotten the 392 in the 2 door JL. Oh well.
 

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My dealer can build a 22 and can do everything but place the order - They called Jeep, it looks like a 22 with Xtreme Recon package will be available in a few weeks and they will then place the order.

I gambled a bit and requested a 22’, but after watching the Jeep presentation on the Xtreme Recon Package (The Roar to Serenity) it seemed very unlikely that Jeep does not make this at least a 2-3 year run - JMO - I still think get them while you can as it will be limited, but they put a lot of R&D into making this the ultimate Jeep and taking some attention away from the new Bronco.

Wrangler presentations starts at 9:06

Wow...The presentation mentions a 1.5" inch lift but not on the window sticker or on the build and price page for the Jeep Wrangler.
 

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You do know any order after 8/4 will be a 2022 year model right? So unless I am mistaken everyone who has placed orders after 8/4 for the 392 will be getting the second year run of a 392!!
Is that specific for the 392 or all Jeeps? I placed an order 8/30 and I think my dealer didn't submit the actual order into the system until 9/3 and my VIN is 2021 Wrangler! Don't get me wrong, I'd love for my Jeep to be 2022 but I think it is a 2021.
 
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