JL Underbody - suspension, frame, axle, transmission, etc. spied (video added)

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Admin update: added video.



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WTF !?! Someone added a Silver Spittoon to my Driveshaft !! ;)

Looks good, just wish we had a better look at those new Dana axles with the new 12 bolt pattern, but from what there is there, it does seem like the tubes are pretty thick on the outside at least.
 

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Why does it look like a pitman arm? Seems counter to rack & pinion steering.

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Why does it look like a pitman arm? Seems counter to rack & pinion steering.
Who said it was getting Rack & Pinion ?
It currently has a steering box with a pitman arm and stabilizer link, the 'confirmed rumour' posted earlier on this forum is that the JL is adding Electro-Hydraulic Assist, but did not mention it getting Rack & Pinion.
 

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I have a hard time believing FCA would revert to the more primitive recirculating ball technology.
 

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Added video of entire underbody.

 

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Oh man, if he just held it steady enough to focus, we could've gotten the axle details from the production sticker on it.
Tried pausing it multiple times to no avail. I know it's tough and he had to act fast, and this is still a pretty good lookie-loo, but Oh So close !!

Just confusing seeing Dana's more octagon shape and 12 bolt pattern, needs to know what it is, my precious!

Also kinda flew by the Transfer case, but was looking more 241-ish than 241 due to the lack of a collar @ 32-33 seconds, and slightly thicker chain housing.

Still, nice to see a little glimpse more of the JL mules.
 

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Bet there's the new 8 speed auto transmission (850RE) on this prototype. The transmission crossmember hanging lower and evap moved compared to the JK.
 

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The video also somewhat shows the mystery (?) housing on the long side of the front axle tube, between the stabilizer mount and RH LCA mount. Anyone have any idea what that's about?

Also of interesting note - the LCA mounts narrow where they meet the axle housing. Seems as if the diff housing is much wider than the current ones?
 

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