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OK, I somewhat retract my previous statement of this being insanely priced. Jeep is not doing a very good job of publicizing this new Wrangler. After some research and googling, it seems there is quite a bit more to it than just a Semi.

It'll be interesting to see where pricing lands on this and how it will compare to the Ram TRX which I'm considering as well. With the Ram my concern is there will be a model refresh of the Ram trucks here soon just as the Raptor is being refreshed this year.

Plus I already have a Rubicon, but is currently being borrowed by my daughter who is away at school...don't ask...long story. She's loves Jeeps and it's Firecracker red, so by "loaning" it to her it gave me leverage for the TRX.
Yeah about the only thing these two have in common is the engine. Again not sure why people compare a TRX or a Raptor to a Wrangler. Do you all grab oranges to make apple juice as well 😂
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Jeep better hurry up. Ford just sent me an email that my appointment to configure and order my Bronco in person is next week.

And that the “Sasquatch” option won’t be available initially 🙄
 

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Jeep better hurry up. Ford just sent me an email that my appointment to configure and order my Bronco in person is next week.

And that the “Sasquatch” option won’t be available initially 🙄
Doesn't sound like it's Jeep that needs to hurry up.

Why no Samsquanch package?
 

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Yeah about the only thing these two have in common is the engine. Again not sure why people compare a TRX or a Raptor to a Wrangler. Do you all grab oranges to make apple juice as well 😂
Well, now that the Wrangler has graduated into the $70K plus price point it makes sense to cross shop with TRX especially when most Wranglers aren't used for hard core off-roading and mostly overland, baja, mall crawling, or just plain having fun with the top off. I doubt even most TRXs will even see dirt.

This has been debated before in countless other threads and forums...never ends well.
 

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Who knows. Several options not available at first, including various tops and interiors. Sounds like Ford is having serious supply issues.
 

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Well, now that the Wrangler has graduated into the $70K plus price point it makes sense to cross shop with TRX especially when most Wranglers aren't used for hard core off-roading and mostly overland, baja, mall crawling, or just plain having fun with the top off. I doubt even most TRXs will even see dirt.

This has been debated before in countless other threads and forums...never ends well.
Just like most sports cars never see anything past freeway speeds and most guns are rarely shot. You buy for what's possible, or for the image of what's possible. Not really anyone else's business
 

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OK, I somewhat retract my previous statement of this being insanely priced. Jeep is not doing a very good job of publicizing this new Wrangler. After some research and googling, it seems there is quite a bit more to it than just a Semi.

It'll be interesting to see where pricing lands on this and how it will compare to the Ram TRX which I'm considering as well. With the Ram my concern is there will be a model refresh of the Ram trucks here soon just as the Raptor is being refreshed this year.

Plus I already have a Rubicon, but is currently being borrowed by my daughter who is away at school...don't ask...long story. She's loves Jeeps and it's Firecracker red, so by "loaning" it to her it gave me leverage for the TRX.
Sounds like you'll have a supercharged V8 Raptor to throw into the mix soon too. Ford is supposed to announce the new one on the 3rd from what I'm seeing. Sounds like it'll be a great year for high performance offroad vehicles!
 

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I joined this forum to learn more about the 392 and this thread has been useful in that regard, thanks you for that. I am going to order a 392 and hopefully not pay more than MSRP. At my age I get one more toy and I want it to be a good one. I want the V8 for the sound and acceleration... would prefer a stick but they are somewhat impractical.. I can't get in and out of those low riding cars like Vets although they are very cool. I have had 2 Chevy SSRs and they are a blast... convertible, V8, 6 speeds.. but not very useful except to run to the store VERY quickly... I have thought about buying a used '18 or '19 and having the V8 Conversion but you have to pay about $45k for the used Jeep and a conversion will be another 25-30k so there you are at 75k+ and you won't have the factory to back you up... You have to spend way over 100k+ to get a V8 in a F150/Raptor and its big, bulky and it is not a convertible. A 392 Jeep buys you freedom to go off road, enough real space for your buddies, Open air, paddle shifters, a V8 that doesn't sound like damn sewing machine, exhilarating acceleration and endless opportunities to mess around with it and upgrade things. Look around, there are not a lot of other options for a V8 powered machine that has the capabilities of a Jeep for less money... They will sell as many as they can make.
 

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Going the Tesla route. Sell first, figure out how the heck to deliver what was promised later...
I almost fell for that. Got my deposit back when they kept delaying. So happy that happened.
 

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If you’re not off-roading and spending this much money, it would be hard to ignore grabbing the TRX or Raptor. I can’t see the value in any option on a wrangler for $70k plus. It can’t tow anything, it’s still not that fast, and it’s not luxurious at all. At least you get the ladder with the TRX and Raptor.
 

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Well, now that the Wrangler has graduated into the $70K plus price point it makes sense to cross shop with TRX especially when most Wranglers aren't used for hard core off-roading and mostly overland, baja, mall crawling, or just plain having fun with the top off. I doubt even most TRXs will even see dirt.

This has been debated before in countless other threads and forums...never ends well.
Fair enough and I guess to each his own. I just don’t get comparing a truck to an SUV. Even if you are comparing the 392 to something and as you say don’t use the Wrangler for serious off road then I would think a logical comparison would be a Trackhawk, BMW X5 and the likes of those SUVs. If you do use the Wrangler as intended then you still wouldn’t compare it to two heavy trucks but instead some other capable off road vehicle like the new Bronco or maybe an FJ Cruiser. Oh well like I said maybe I am just the only one that doesn’t get it. So many comparisons of a Wrangler to a truck but that’s just me. Carry on.
 

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OMG. If there were just one model of compact, sedan, SUV, and truck on the market we’d be called the Soviet Union. Something for everyone, no? I traded my 2017 Raptor for my 2019 Rubicon because the Jeep is just more fun to drive - both on & off-road - in my opinion. To me, a 392 will be even MORE fun to drive! That’s why I’m getting one. I don’t want a TRX, Raptor, or anything else - that’s why I’m on this forum - because my preference is a Jeep over the others. If you think a Raptor is ‘mo betta - there’s probably a forum out there just for you. Jeez...
 

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OMG. If there were just one model of compact, sedan, SUV, and truck on the market we’d be called the Soviet Union. Something for everyone, no? I traded my 2017 Raptor for my 2019 Rubicon because the Jeep is just more fun to drive - both on & off-road - in my opinion. To me, a 392 will be even MORE fun to drive! That’s why I’m getting one. I don’t want a TRX, Raptor, or anything else - that’s why I’m on this forum - because my preference is a Jeep over the others. If you think a Raptor is ‘mo betta - there’s probably a forum out there just for you. Jeez...

DellCook, Is that the Airstream trailer in your pic ? How do you like it?
 

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OMG. If there were just one model of compact, sedan, SUV, and truck on the market we’d be called the Soviet Union. Something for everyone, no? I traded my 2017 Raptor for my 2019 Rubicon because the Jeep is just more fun to drive - both on & off-road - in my opinion. To me, a 392 will be even MORE fun to drive! That’s why I’m getting one. I don’t want a TRX, Raptor, or anything else - that’s why I’m on this forum - because my preference is a Jeep over the others. If you think a Raptor is ‘mo betta - there’s probably a forum out there just for you. Jeez...

Not sure if this was directed toward me, but I guess I look at some tiny amount of overall offering with a wrangler vs other fun vehicles in this price range.

I have a JLU and like it, but I would never pay that much for any Wrangler considering it’s not that comfy, luxury of the interior is null, it drives like a tank vs a floater, and there are literally so many other vehicles that are morepractical for situations in life.

Since you had a Raptor you know you had a bed to haul stuff, a big back seat (if you had a super crew) to stuff dogs, kids, car seats, and I wouldn’t imagine you would rather take a long road trip in the wrangler vs the Raptor.

Now that the Raptor will see the 5.2L Supercharged Shelby engine, I can only imagine the fun factor will be turned up. The TRX already has been received extremely well overall as a great option. So if these three are playing in the same space in terms of price, I feel you get a lot more for the money in the Raptor and TRX.
 
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