Wardrobe malfunction exposes JL Wrangler rear

  1. The Great Grape Ape

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    Yeah, that's a typical Euro rear-end.

    And I think that's why there's the different rear/turning split cluster in the tail-light, because it's required for the export market, and likely this is a full export configuration.

    Whereas the N.American one gets the previously seen tiallight in the ripped camo above with a more stylized look.

    The weird thing is that the amber seems to be on the inside which seem counter intuitive since you'd want it visible from the sides too, whereas the backup lights need less visibility from the side, but still have some if there were centre from the other side of the inside light.
     
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    The rear glass comes out wider, and the tailgate looks taller than the JK.

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    Wider glass = thinner pillar = smaller blind spot.

    What I find interesting here is the horizontal styling line just above the handle. And the lack of any parting line where the top should meet the body.

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    #18 Jul 25, 2017
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    "Wider glass = thinner pillar = smaller blind spot."

    Yes, noticed the wider glass a while back. This is a good move. The trend on cars today are to make the windows smaller. I even thought my friend's JK had worse visibility than my TJ, especially out the back. The style line and the extension of the rain gutter are doing so much to lift the Wrangler's looks out of the boring JK dumps. Nice to see it run around the back. Looks like there is a lower one on the back as well.

    "And the lack of any parting line where the top should meet the body."

    Its just covered with tape. Unless we are getting a completely fixed hard-top with removable windows and tops.
     
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    The F150 starting with the Lariat also has an LED option that includes LED headlights and Tail lights.
     
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    I dunno. My thought is that this JL is maybe a test mule for the Euro model, or at least a test mule for certain Euro model features. For example, the reflectors in the rear bumper.(though the reflectors may actually be on the U.S. based models since D.O.T. regs grow tighter each year). My main cause for belief is the tail light. Seems odd that you have the main red area of the housing which is obviously brake light and running lamps. But, below it, there is a split in the reverse light; it is split in half. The left side appears to be the standard reverse indicator while the right side of it appears to be slightly amber-colored, indicating this to be a turn signal? I would guess this to be a Euro feature- not a U.S. based feature. Seems too ugly to be sold in the States. Just my honest opinion...

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    Lol, here in America, we are a beautiful people.

    I think it's possible some lower trim models will have that amber/reverse split. Seeing as the JK has a full reverse white strip under the taillight, splitting it for amber wouldn't be too drastic if they kept it to the lower trims.
     
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    Has anyone else noticed that on the 6th photo down the roof lip extends over the back windows as well. It also does not look like there is a gap at the bottom of the rear side windows like the current JK. It has me worried that the top pieces are coming off but not the side pieces like on the TJ or JK's... tell me I'm wrong... please! lol

     
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    This has been discussed quite a bit in these hallowed halls. Some think it's simply to add rack mounts, others (myself included) think it's because the side windows will be removable.
     
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    You're wrong! Feel better? haha
     
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    Hahaha! Thanks @digitalbliss !

    @Billy I hope you're wrong.... aint nobody want no c/d pillars sticking up... but the fact that the rear window hinges do not extend into the roof lends itself to just the top and windows coming off... fugly
     
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    Now, if it were only that easy with my wife!
     
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    Brace yourself. Could happen. ;o)
     
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    I imagine that the body wrap is pulled taut there when it's being applied. So there could be a seam there, we just can't see it.
     
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    Here's a more revealing pic of the rear. Tire/wheel exposed along with brake light.

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    Slimmed down third brake light.
     
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