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Posted by mike on 2002/1/22 0:00:00 (737) reads



DaimlerChrysler has announced a new add-on package for all Jeep models - the Jeep Patriot Package. From a DaimlerChrysler press release:

At the North American International Auto Show, the Jeep® Brand introduces a special package that can turn your current Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Liberty or Jeep Grand Cherokee into a rolling banner of support for the American spirit. This decorator package includes a complete set of decals your dealer can add to your Jeep vehicle to show everyone your pride in America.

Check out the package here.

Jeep Coverage of NAIAS

DaimlerChrysler has recently updated thier Jeep site with photos and descriptions of their presentations at the North American International Auto Show in Detriot earlier this month.

The site contains coverage of the new Jeep Compass concept vehicle, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the Jeep Willys 2 concept vehicle, as well as lots of information and photos from the show floor. You can even download Jeep-related wallpapers (our favorite is the sunset colored speeding Wrangler).

The site also contains details about the Jeep display, including a floor plan (it appears that Jeep brought out some 1941 Willys as well!).

Finally, the site offers a quick preview of a cool Jeep-based driving game - Jeep 4X4 EVO2 Adventure.

Here's the link...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon E.
i think the graffics are a great idea, exept i think they could do a better job designing the graffix because theryre pretty tacky. i have never seen any jeep equipped so i guess some people think like i do. remember when the AMC CJ's had those skinny stripes? maybe you should put those on jeeps exept with little amercan flags in them. i think that would be cool.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Joe that owns a Miata and calls it a Jeep
A........my dogs got mites n stuff....... i tink i
might have mites too....n stuff........

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jen
I am sure that the graphics are removable, I've seen some other vehicles with something similiar and they look almost like static stickers or something...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Griff
I think Jeep should introduce the graphics packages of the AMC yesteryears. To me who owned 5 CJ's the ones with the grahpics packages were the best looking ones. True they are outrageous and unneeded but honestly its a jeep, big lift large tires, most would say everything about the average built up CJ is outrageous. When I repainted the Scrambler i have right now that was something that I wish i didn't have to give up, the graphics.

I think the Rubicon is a start, it has the cool graphics kinda on the hood i believe like old CJ's but you could do more. True you don't need the full hood eagles but you know a brown cj with the tan stripes they used to do looks cool.

Also on the TJ Rubicon, true it is a step in the right direction. On the lift issue you could fit 31's on a stock TJ. There will be rubbing though at full turn and when you hit bumps. Jeep knew that they only had to up the wrangler .2 inches to get the space that would cause it not to rub. Also take in mind for liablity issues Jeep will never produce a factory lifted vehicle that is more than .2 inch thicker spring spacers on the wrangler or the oh so weak up country packages that give you 1 inch if your lucky (they sag to stock height in about 2 years). With the brand image Jeep has they don't want a factory lifted rig that will give people that otherwise not be offroading a reason to do something stupid.

The Rubicon isn't about the lift or the MTR's (although those are nice tires 180 a pop). Its about the gearing and axles. Jeep built it knowing it was a better base to start a wrangler build up off of because it already has some of the thing most of those who offroad consider essential. So they knew we would through a 4 or 5 inch lift on it and we would be set because it already has low gears, 2 D44's, and 2 lockers.

I just was thinking last night about how much I missed the XJ and I thought of a nice model line solution that all you KJ lovin freaks out there would apprciate. You keep the TJ and the KJ the way they are, go ahead and stretch the WJ and (god forbid) ad the IFS since it seems unneed but unexscapeable, and reintroduce the ZJ as a cherokee. Think about it. I know its not a XJ but it would be about as good as you could get without being one. The 93 ZJ is the suspension the 97 XJ should have got when it was redesigned. If the 97+ XJ's had been 4 coil suspension i think there would have been a longer model run. It does ride better and is better recieved. And lets face it, if you can get a wielder you can install a 4 coil setup on your own XJ in a weekend without heavy modification. So there is the Griff's ideal everybody's happy including DCX Jeep line. Think about it.

Solid Axle Forever,
Griff

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Scott
Hey, as long as DC doesn't make that GFX
package standard equipment, then who
cares. As evidenced by all of the Wranglers
(and other vehicles) driving around with tacky
graphics, they must appeal to somebody. I
am a bit of a minimalist. No stripes, no
graphics, and no chrome on my TJ, thank you.
But, not everyone thinks like me (thank God),
so if DC can sell a few more Jeeps, I say fine.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
So like.........someday....... i hope we take over
Canada n like...... make it a State n stuff......

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Utah
Well, I think these new graphic packages might be usefull for any Jeeps that are in a parade!

Seriously, I think this is just an extension of the Jeep Liberty ads, that play up the name "Liberty" and show it climbing the Statue itself. Given the current patriotic mood in the USA, Jeep probably wants a piece of the action.

The graphic packs don't do much for me...no offence intended, as I am Canadian. However, to each their own...and if someone likes the graphics, then I say go for it!

Canadians aren't big into flag waving anyway, except at Canada vrs USA or Canada vrs Russia Hockey games, other sporting events, our annual Canada Day celebration on July 1, and rally's to prevent Quebec from seperating :-) So, Jeeps outfighted up here with Maple Leaf flag style graphics would surely not sell.

Anyways...for the most part, Canadians do percieve Americans as serious flag wavers! Nothing wrong with that, and we respect your patriotism. We simply are a bit more reserved when it comes to that sort of thing.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
Do they have Dolphins packages? I hate the
Patsies!!! Jay Fiedler RULES!!!!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Barney Roos
Oh no! It's the 1970s AMC god-awful gaudy graphics era all over again!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Joe that owns a Jeep
It is nice to see You back Griff....Sense You have been gone I have been the only one praising,solid axles & how ther the only way to go when it comes to offroading.
As for Xterra or{Donald Rumsfeld Fan}As You are calling Your self this week....When I post on this cool site....I only post as Joe that owns a jeep and nothing els...You moron!!! If someone els is posting using...{Xterra}other then You I guess You have a fan,But it sure as hell is not Me!
Try and act like a man Xterra....who knows You mite like it.
PS: the Xterra truck sucks...it is over weight,under powered and worst of it has IFS.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Joe that owns a Jeep
It is nice to see You back Griff....Sense You have been gone I have been the only one praising,solid axles & how ther the only way to go when it comes to offroading.
As for Xterra or{Donald Rumsfeld Fan}As You are calling Your self this week....When I post on this cool site....I only post as Joe that owns a jeep and nothing els...You moron!!! If someone els is posting using...{Xterra}other then You I guess You have a fan,But it sure as hell is not Me!
Try and act like a man Xterra....How knows You mite like it.
PS: the Xterra truck sucks...it is over weight,under powered and worst of it has IFS.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: 4 YJ's
here is my comment
How come everything Jeep does always get critized?
The fact that Jeep is making the Rubicon after making the Liberty should be seen as a good sign. It shows that someone there still cares about offroading. At least your done comparing the merits of such important issues such as the shape of the headlights. We all know that matters on how capable a Jeep is. Also why do you people care about what other people use their Rubicons for? Jeep has a reputation for being a symbol of freedom. Think about it.
4 YJ's

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: rich
Hey, I love my country, but I don't know who is
gonna drive around with those decals for years to
come. hey I love Rumsfeld too, but what's up with
using Gay as a derrogatory term on these Jeep sites? Unfortunately it sures helps back up the red neck stereotype of off road enthusiasts.
Finally on this Rubicon ground clearance issue
from earlier postings:
Wrangler 10"
Rubicon package 10.2"
hardly a huge suspension change as many have claimed, but enough to get the 31" MT's on

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
Griff..... don't you know the Xterra posts of late
are by that Brian Boitano loving Joe that owns
a Jeep. Please ignore all Xterra posts from
now on as they are not from te original Xterra. I
for one now believe that once the Wrangler is
replaced by the Willies, the Jeep brand will be
a great fit for people like Joe that owns a Jeep
and Utah. Gay smuched vehicles for gay
smuchy faced people. I can't wait fr Dodge to
make the M80 though, solid axle or not.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Griff
Here's a idea for a package, offer the "Rubicon" package across the whole line. If Jeep wants to appeal so much to 4 differently named generations that were born from 1970 to 1985 (does any one know that a generation is really 20 years by definition) they would know they would buy a Rubicon package on any Jeep, Yes God forbid the Liberty.

These new generations love being able to say I own a Jeep. They would buy the package not for the added benifits that those of us who actually Jeep would buy it for (Front and Rear D44's, 2 Lockers, Low Gearing, small lift) but just to say I own a Rubicon wrangler. So while it benifits all the 20 year old frat boys with internet companies by letting them get swoon in all the young ladies because the have a Rubicon Wrangler,it gives us who appriciate Jeeps for what they USED to be made a package to build off of. God knows I would love to have 2 D44's in my new XJ.

So yea for the patriotic stickers put really get a package that would sell across the board. Jeep needs to tell the marketing department to think not make video games, although it does look like a cool game.

Solid Axle Forever,
Griff

P.S. Xterra I hope you weren't to confused with talk of D44's, Lockers, and Low Gear Ratio's. None of which the Xterra has. Don't mention the factory locker, it is not worthy of the locker name, nice try but no cigar.
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