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WranglerVideo: Wrangler vs. Willys Showdown
Posted by mike on 2009/3/9 13:46:26 (2476) reads

The British television show Fifth Gear recently had a segment trying to figure out where a modern Wrangler stacks up against a WWII-era Willys.

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Colin
Posted: 2009/3/20 10:38  Updated: 2009/3/20 10:38
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This is indeed some age. I'm not sure just how old but I first saw it some time ago. But it is a great engine. Off road it is much better than the old 4 litre.

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Posted: 2009/3/12 7:08  Updated: 2009/3/12 7:08
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That is steep!

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tmedlock
Posted: 2009/3/9 16:48  Updated: 2009/3/9 16:48
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At the begining of the clip the show host said "Jeep has just release an all new wrangler". Towards the end he said it has a 2.8 liter, 174 hp diesel. Is this clip a couple of years old?

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Posted: 2009/3/9 15:07  Updated: 2009/3/9 15:07
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I think I heard 1:1. That's steep. Not a Rubicon, must not have had the lockers.

I love that show, but the big goofy guy with the big hair is decidedly partial to low, fast, Mercedes and BMWs, or anything that goes fast. He probably would have flipped the thing.

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Posted: 2009/3/10 20:57  Updated: 2009/3/10 20:57
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Don't confuse Top Gear with Fifth Gear, different shows.

Also, did they even put that thing in 4Lo? I am doubtful. I think that could've made the incline.

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kevinsullivan30018
Posted: 2009/3/11 8:15  Updated: 2009/3/11 8:15
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You are so right. I was thinking Top Gear.

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Posted: 2009/3/12 11:10  Updated: 2009/3/12 11:10
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1:1 is 45 degrees. I think we've all seen/done worse on the trail. There's no way it was in 4LO. It sure didn't seem like it anyway. And the Rubi isn't available in the UK... so, no lockers either.

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Posted: 2009/3/9 14:31  Updated: 2009/3/9 14:31
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Not a bad job for a couple of Brits! I wonder what angle that incline was?
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