Jeep Wrangler JT Parts & Accessories
The upcoming Wrangler JT truck, dubbed the Scrambler, is coming. And although Fiat Chrysler made this promise in a January 2017 press release, we are still not sure if the release date will hold. Currently, the truck is slated to begin production in October 2018, to be release in 2019, after the late 2017 release of the new Wrangler platform, the JL. Since the announcement, the Scrambler (whose name was only recently released) has been spotted several times in the wild for testing.
With the last Jeep truck being sold in 1992, Jeep has kept us in suspense with different concepts of a truck being released at Moab and other special events over the years. The most notable concepts being the Gladiator, released in 2005, and the Jeep Crew Chief from earlier this year.
Check back often for more developments on the JT Scrambler.
Jeep Wrangler JT Body and Exterior
The Scrambler will only be available with 4 doors, however, it will have base and premium model offerings. The JT will weigh between 4,576lbs. to 5,200lbs. depending on the engine and model. It will share the same front end as the JL Wrangler, a 5’ to 6’ bed, and non-vented hood design.
The front fender flares should have new clear LED turn signal lights that are incorporated into the fenders themselves.
The new JL Wrangler will no longer have a front windshield that will fold down. An option available since the first Jeeps in the 1940s, many JK owners never dropped their windshields at all. The new windshield frame will now remain in a fixed position.
Jeep Wrangler JT Axles and Suspension
Other details include bigger axles, longer frame, and tire mount beneath the bed.
Reports relay that Jeep has updated the axles, using a 12 bolt pattern, but with lighter (and possibly smaller) housings. They should still be some type of Dana 30 front and Dana 44 rear that’s been popular for decades. With just a few upgrades, so that better fuel mileage may be possible.
Jeep Wrangler JT Engine Options
Some of the most exciting news is that the JT will be offered with the JL Wrangler's 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine (but not the 2.0-liter turbo) and 3.6-liter Pentastar gas engine we all know and love.
Jeep Wrangler JT Transmission Options
While an automatic transmission will still be a popular option, it seems that a six-speed manual transmission will be a choice as well. The automatic will probably be an 8-speed version designed by ZF Friedrichshafen in Germany. The new transmission should be another factor in trying to get every ounce of fuel mileage out of the new JL Wrangler.
Jeep Wrangler JT Interior Upgrades and Changes
There isn’t much information about the interior. Some things won’t change much, because you’re always working around the driver. A steering wheel, two seats, a console and dash, etc. It will probably have a new backup camera to meet new laws for car makers. With modern technology changing almost daily, we expect them to have the latest in Uconnect and dashboard information systems. With a new body, hood and doors, new Jeep owners might get some more leg and shoulder room in the 2018 JL Wrangler.
There’s much anticipation for the 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler. Of course, we will keep you updated as we get close to the order and production dates. If any new parts become available, and we expect there will be loads of them, you can find them right here at Morris 4x4 Center.