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Concept/DemonstrationProduction J8 Shown in Germany
Posted by mike on 2008/7/11 8:13:07 (3130) reads

Carscoop has a good article and photos of the military vehicle. The J8 was shown off recently at Euro Camp Jeep in Germany.

The vehicle will be manufactured at a facility in Cairo and will be available later this month to interested governments. As of now, there are no plans to offer a civilian version.

In order to withstand heavy duty use, Jeepís engineers reinforced the Wrangler frame allowing greater payloads Ė up to a maximum of 1,250 kg (2,756 lbs.). Other improvements include the Dana 60 rear axle with heavy duty brake discs and a new air-intake system with special filtration and a hood-mounted air inlet that enables the J8 to ford water up to 762 mm (30 in.) deep and operate in sandstorm conditions for up to five hours.

Jeep offers the J8 as a two-door truck with an extended pickup bed or a four-door multipurpose vehicle. However, the J8 can be produced with numerous vehicle-body and seating configurations in either right-hand or left-hand drive. For example, the two-door version can be configured as a personnel carrier seating up to eight passengers

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Posted: 2008/7/15 12:11  Updated: 2008/7/15 12:11
Just can't stay away
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 Re: Production J8 Shown in Germany
So why is it that other countries get better Jeeps than the US? Chrysler sucks!!! Where's our factory snorkel or diesel engine, he!! how about a V8! Why not a Rubicon with the Snorkel and reenforced frame?

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Posted: 2008/7/11 16:42  Updated: 2008/7/11 16:42
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 Re: Production J8 Shown in Germany
i would have thought they would put a manual trans in it. chrysler = jerks

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Posted: 2008/7/11 16:09  Updated: 2008/7/11 16:09
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 Re: Production J8 Shown in Germany
After clicking through the Car Scoop blog, and locating the Personel Carrier version - I clicked the interior picture.
What's that in place of the left dash tweeter?
It looks to be a secondary key-lock mounted on the dash in place of the tweeter.
That bears the question - What would they want a secondary key lock for on hte dash like that, when the rest looks painfully stock. No that's not a MyGig screen, but I didn't expect a HUD either...

Must be the rocket-launchers a-la James Bond style
I'll take mine with the heat seeking model thanks!
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