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Concept/DemonstrationHow Does the Dual-Hemi Hurricane Concept Work?
Posted by mike on 2005/2/28 0:00:00 (939) reads

The Hurricane's turning and transmissions explained.

The most excellent HowStuffWorks.com web site recently posted an article on the Jeep Hurricane concept vehicle - the one with 2 Hemi engines and 4 wheel steering. The multi-page article is full of new information and some great photos. Here's a snippet:

In standard steering mode, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front wheels, which tightens the turning radius and makes for more accurate steering. In a second mode, the rear wheels turn in the same direction as the front wheels, meaning the Hurricane can "crab-steer" -- move to the side without changing the direction that it faces.

A third mode, utilizing the "T-Box Zero Steer" mechanism, allows all four wheels to "toe-in" and changes the drive direction to each wheel so that they alternate. The result? The Jeep Hurricane has a turning radius of zero. The Hurricane can actually rotate in place.

...snip...

You won't find many luxury features in the Jeep Hurricane. It was crafted to be a vehicle concerned only with performance. The one-piece body is made of light-weight structural carbon fiber, which offers amazing rigidity for its strength. That strength allows the body to serve as the chassis, instead of using a traditional frame. All the engine, transfer case, and suspension components are mounted directly to the body. The Hurricane's skid plate is an aluminum spine that also connects the body/chassis to the underside of the vehicle.

Check out this excellent article.

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Josephus
Posted: 2006/11/3 23:26  Updated: 2006/11/3 23:26
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 Re: How Does the Dual-Hemi Hurricane Concept Work?
You gotta love a 4 wheel drive, 750 horsepower centrifuge!
Imagine the G-forces this thing would develope if you floored it in a flat spin?
You could literally spin yourself into pudding!
NICE!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jason
There are spec's on the rescue...Just look for the concept info. The gladiator was just given the green light last week and I would suspect it has solid axles and hopefully the new wrangler will as well. as afr as the rescue goes generation 4 is a production model, so I would suspect that test mules should start showing up some time this year.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Hold On
Some news was just released on this site about DCX may not be holding CJ this year...bummer....

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Mike
I don't think the Gladiator has to have I.F.S., just because it may be Ram-based. The original Viper was Dakota-based, and it had 4Wheel Independent Suspension.

Jason, are you speculating, guessing, or just plain wishing about the 5.9 cummins in the Commander? Would be nice.

I would also like to see the Rescue be built, because, with the 'new' H1 Alpha (Hummer1 with Duramax Diesel and Allison Tranny) coming out, Even I'd get a second job and drop Jeep like a hot-potato for one of those. So Jeep has some competition in the exotic range.

Mabye add Unimog portal axles to the Rescue, for an "Ameri-Mog"

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: XJCollegegirl
Where are you guys getting the info on the Gladiator? Cause if that is true, I am so gonna start a Gladiator fund.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Hold On
Whats up with Camp Jeep 2005??? Im trying to make plans for summer vacation and still no word from DCX...Usually info has been released in Feb.....

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon
Jason,
How does the Rescue compare in size to the Grand Cherokee, H3?
If what you say is true, the Rescue being a 2007 model that means it could go on sale as early as Janurary 2006.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jason
I have been told the front end of the commander looks like a mercedes G wagon "Very square" and hopefully single headlamps!!!!! Commander should hit dealers by September 2005. Also the Rescue is in generation 3 pre-production stage, It should be a 2007 model 4.7,5.7 and 5.9 cummins diesel!!!! It should retain most of its looks, just a different interior. The source also says that a compas/scout car is in "test mule stage" which should be out later this year/early next year!!! Of course Next year will be HUGE for jeep!!!! New wrangler 2dr,4dr and unlimited.....I'd expect the Gladiator to be out in 2008...based on the ram 1500..the gladiator has a Green light!!!! Also a next gen neon based jeep will debut in 2007.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon
Camp Jeep, what a mystery??
I wrote them a month ago and ask if they would be announcing soon when and where this year. Just got an email back with vague info saying that they would be announcing soon.
I did notice a week or two ago they put Camp Jeep page back on the Jeep site after being absent for some time.
It is real hard to make summer vacation plans without knowing if, where and when it will be held.
They are going miss alot of traffic because people will go ahead and make other plans.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: xjgary
Jason: Does this mean the Gladiator will have IFS like I think the Ram 1500 has? Will the Gladiator and/or 4 Door Wranglers get the 2.8 Turbo Diesel? Will the Wranglers get solid axles?

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OR Bruce
OK, it passes the "Gee whiz" test, but what about the "What for?" This is strictly an attention getter, like the Viper engine in a motorcycle.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: WTJ
Agreed. We are all anxious to see more photos of the new
Commander. Lets just hope designers didnít ruin the front-end
of the truck by including headlights that look like frog eyes
(Liberty) and/or Mickey Mouse ears (Grand Cherokee).

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon
yea, yea that's all nice but give us some new spy shots of the Commander. : )
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