Tail Lights on 2018 Jeep Wrangler EXPOSED!

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Thanks to the ill-fitting well-worn camouflage on this JLU Wrangler prototype, we have gotten our first full look at the new Wrangler's tail lights!

The new tail lights are far more styled than on any prior Wrangler. While Wrangler tail lights have always looked like surplus items from the tractor supply store, these new tail-lights finally look like modern tail-lights, and have modern functionality.

The tail lights have something of an hourglass shape to them (while also resembling a military fuel canister) — a form that is fully outlined by an LED signature—with LED brake lights and backup lights set within the outer LED ring. You can see the various combinations of brake lights, backup lights and simple LED signatures in use throughout our photos!

One further thing of note is the exposed body-colored tailgate hinge (red here), which on the current generation JK Wrangler is covered with black plastic to protect the body colored stamped steel hinges.

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Finally!

Gotta admit these are a big upgrade from JK lights.


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FCA better reveal this thing soon, or there will be absolutely nothing left to the imagination!
 

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Very nice!

Loving how modern all the LED elements look. :like:
 

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Not sure if there is info on the JL having blind spot monitoring but did anyone else notice the blind spot warning light triangle on the driver side mirror?
 

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Am I the only one that noticed the body colored tailgate hinge? That's not currently offered unless I'm mistaken.

It also looks like they really cut down on the actual hinge part that swivels.



 

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Am I the only one that noticed the body colored tailgate hinge? That's not currently offered unless I'm mistaken.

It also looks like they really cut down on the actual hinge part that swivels.



It'd be nice if they built them strong enough to negate the $500 option of stronger hinges, standard.
 

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Am I the only one that noticed the body colored tailgate hinge? That's not currently offered unless I'm mistaken.

It also looks like they really cut down on the actual hinge part that swivels.
Isn't the current hinge body color with plastic caps over them?
 

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Yea it would be awesome if the factory hinge could hold up to a 37" tire without needing a tire carrier
 

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Isn't the current hinge body color with plastic caps over them?
I thought that I remembered seeing my body color when installing my Teraflex carrier, but could be mistaken.
 

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Isn't the current hinge body color with plastic caps over them?
Yea it wouldn't surprise me but are we thinking these are just without the plastic covers or will it actually be offered like this I wonder...
 

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The JK hinges are already body color, they just have the black plastic trim pieces over them to dress them up because they're just stamped steel.

And it's not so much an issue of the factory tailgate hinges not being able to hold up to oversized tires as it is the tailgate itself. That's why the TeraFlex HD hinge kit and its knockoffs essentially have the tire mount bolted to one side of the "hinge carrier" and the tailgate bolted to the other side, so that the hinge carrier is really bearing the weight and not the tailgate by itself.
 

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Looks like some rogue cameraman ripped that cover open like a condom wrapper on prom night.:blush:

Man, the wait is literally (figuratively of course) killing me. Patience is a virtue that eludes me...

 

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Man, the wait is literally (figuratively of course) killing me. Patience is a virtue that eludes me...
I can't begin to estimate the amount of times I refresh this page every day...
 

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