Posted by mike on 2003/7/7 0:00:00 (856) reads
First photos of the TJL (long-wheelbase TJ) spotted online?
One of our readers sent us some info regarding a story they ran across on the Truck Trend Web site (companion magazine and Web site of Motor Trend). Here's a snippet:
The legend of the "Jeep" 4x4 began over 60 years ago when automotive manufacturers across America were challenged to design a compact, lightweight, highly capable vehicle for use by the armed forces. The successful Willys MB sprang from that development challenge. Since then, the CJ-2A and other models worked their way into the hearts of civilians, while new military Jeep vehicles followed. Notably, the M-38, M-38Al, and M-170 answered the call to action in all types of terrain, providing decades of dedicated service. Now, Jeep returns to its roots with a new military machine.
The Jeep Wrangler TJL mixes modern automotive technology with some of the same attributes the troops valued in the original Willys MB. An up-to-date take on the original "go-anywhere, do-anything" utility vehicle, the new TJL (long-wheel-based TJ) has been designed to meet the most challenging tasks and perform in the most adverse conditions. Its first tour of duty will be in Egypt.
The entire article also has a photo of the TJL - be sure to check it out!
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Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00 Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
Originally posted by: doug
The truck trend artical is nice, but leaves me wanting more information.
I think http://jeephorizons.com/news/tjl-uk.html is a nicer artical on the wrangler TJL. Telling at least the new jeep uses the VM 2.8Lcrd as an option over the 4.0L.