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Have they, though?

I'm in the "I'll Believe it when I see it" camp.

But as I pointed out earlier in the thread, Kuniskis was asked about the Hellcat, to which he replied that it fit like a glove with no crush space.
Perhaps I'm mistaken, but I thought he was referring to the Gladiator from this interview: https://www.thedrive.com/news/27346...-like-a-glove-and-thats-the-problem-exec-says

Regardless, though, I'd be curious to see what the cab of a JL or Gladiator with a 392 looks like after a front collision.

I mean, I certainly wouldn't put it past Jeep to have the engineering figured out on the Hemi for some time.
A Hemi is totally possible in a Wrangler, just not the one we have today. If they completely redesigned it around the 392 and worked their way down for the other powertrain options, there'd certainly be more wiggle room to appease the government. But how much change is required and what gets compromised? And at the end of the day, is it still even a Wrangler?



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Have they, though?

I'm in the "I'll Believe it when I see it" camp.

But as I pointed out earlier in the thread, Kuniskis was asked about the Hellcat, to which he replied that it fit like a glove with no crush space.

It's possible that a NA 392 could have space that the supercharger takes up in the Hellcat.

To that end, I compared pics of the Demon vs 392 in a Challenger, and certainly the former is more crowded.

I lean towards this as just stealing attention from Ford, although that would be a terrible decision what with how the press release was worded.

But I wonder if we've all just run on an assumption that Kuniskis's comments on the Hellcat pertain to all Hemis. Unless you're aware of some other public comments?
The block has the same exterior dimensions below the heads. The difference is that the supercharger sits between the heads and adds height. But as far as width and length the blocks are the same. Only some additional tubing for the intercooler on the supercharger.
 

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A good friend of mine designed and created the robotic arm that pics up the supercharger in the factory so the workers can handle the item. The darn thing weighs nearly 150 pounds. He also designed the arm for the Hellephant. That supercharger is a beast!
 

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The block has the same exterior dimensions below the heads. The difference is that the supercharger sits between the heads and adds height. But as far as width and length the blocks are the same. Only some additional tubing for the intercooler on the supercharger.
The intercooler has two heat exchangers... one that sits between the engine and the supercharger which only adds height... one that sits in front of the vehicle that does take up crush space.
 

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FYI, this is how a car manufacturer unveils a “prototype/concept”. No doubting what it's for, no leading on or teasing your customers.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/21/ford-unveils-electric-mustang-mach-e-race-car-with-1400-horsepower.html?__source=iosappshare|com.apple.UIKit.activity.Message

Management says exactly what the cars purpose is and how it will be used. No dragging along customers hoping for its release. Juat plain and simple to learn and advance their tech. Similar to what F1 is the car companies and NASA is to aeronautics.
 
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I know it’s not the heart of the thread, but are they planning to make the swing gate rear glass removable, like in the picture with the Powertop? Right now you can only remove the rear quarter windows
 

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Expect the Production announcement to be made Q3 this year. All that BS about not meeting crash test requirements was bologna.
 

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Expect the Production announcement to be made Q3 this year. All that BS about not meeting crash test requirements was bologna.
SO by producing the V8 Wrangler, they prove that they were lying to their customers before.
I am sure they will claim some 'technological breakthrough' that made it possible.
 

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