Mojave Wrangler Reportedly On The Way

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A turbo 2.0 with manual transmission would be tempting. Not sure I’d want the rest of the Mojave package though.

Mostly not sure I’m ready to start over on the build though. Maybe in a few years.



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Longer wheelbase is generally easier to control in high speed/low grip situations.
The 4 door may handle a little better, but I am saying that the 2 door would fair just fine in the desert, contrary to what you implied. Not trying to argue. Just a different opinion.
 

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Have you ever tried to drift a CJ-5?

Longer wheelbase is generally easier to control in high speed/low grip situations.
it’s still not got independent suspension. It’s not a raptor. I get jeep is scared of bronco but Mojave isn’t some prerunner.
 
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So add some Fox 2.5s and jounce up front and the existing Wrangler would probably do pretty much what the Mojave does. Energy Suspension had a Rock Flex kit that sounded like it would do most of this if you add the Fox Shocks
 

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The 4 door may handle a little better, but I am saying that the 2 door would fair just fine in the desert, contrary to what you implied. Not trying to argue. Just a different opinion.
You inferred incorrectly. I never said the 2-door wouldn't work.

Hell, I was already trying to track down the the shocks & bumpstops from the JTM specifically to put on my JLR, but have since decided to wait for the JLM.

it’s still not got independent suspension. It’s not a raptor. I get jeep is scared of bronco but Mohave isn’t some prerunner.
Someone better tell Jeep it isn't made for high(er) speed:

The new Gladiator Mojave flourishes in dry, unforgiving environments. We’ve reinforced the frame and axles, added cast iron steering knuckles and enhanced the suspension with a 1-inch front lift to create a high-speed desert racer that can master the stress of running fast in the sand while effortlessly maneuvering over uneven terrain

Hit the Off-Road+ button when in 4HI and your Gladiator Mojave is ready for high-speed 4x4 sand driving. The Off-Road+ system automatically adjusts throttle, transmission, shift points and traction control for peak performance on higher speed passes.
 

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well I’m convinced, guess I’ll pack it up then, and let it take its rightful place as the new official vehicle of king of the hammers
Hey now, I never said I bought into their marketing. I'm just reserving my judgement until I (or someone I know) has driven one. This could be a great cost effective source for good OEM quality parts.
 

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Hi anndee4444, yes I have drifted my 75 CJ-5 all over Dumont dunes, but I did have A LS-5.3 / auto to help, and yes A longer wheel base is more stable
My experience was with a '68 with the even shorter 81" wheelbase (72+ was 83.5"), and the 225 Dauntless V6. Plenty of torque, but there was an incredibly fine line between under-steer & donuts.
 

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"beefed up at the suspension mounts,".....that is Jeep factory talk that means they will fully weld all areas they normally missed
 

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2.0 and 6-speed sign me up! But in regular Rubicon trim thanks
 











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