So the other day I got to thinking about what I would want Jeep to do with the Wrangler off into the future. I'm pretty realistic and I understand the company has to make a business case for any additional modifications. At the end of the day the company has to make a profit so you can forget about things like a $1,500 U.S. smog legal turbodiesel engine option. It ain't gonna happen. So here is my list...for now. What would you like to see?
- Door stops: Keep the door open like a standard car door. See Smart Door product from Star Fabricating.
- Air compressor: On-board air with maybe a 1 gallon tank. Could be used to fill tires or floaties/air mattress.
- Fold up rear seat stop in the two-door: So it doesn’t flop back and crush your stuff when you hit the throttle with the seat folded up.
- Three-speed transfer case: It should have a 2.72:1 along with a second 1.47:1 Low Range that could be compounded for a 4:1 Low Range. It could also be used to compensate for larger tires/more weight such as a trailer. The 1.47:1 Low gear would have to be usable in 2WD. You'd never have to regear the axles when adding larger tires.
- ORT (Off Road Technology) Wrangler with a turbo on the Pentastar V-6
- Factory warn winch submerged into the bumper like on the Ram Power Wagon
- Jeep utility pickup with a short bed
- Limited Edition Diesel Wrangler: Maybe only 1,500-5,000 units with a $7,000 premium
- Limited Edition V-8 Wrangler-1,500-5,000 units, maybe a $7,000 premium
- Rear locker option on any Wrangler with 3.73 or 4.10 gears
- Electronic disconnect sway bar option on any Wrangler
- More heavy duty front axle tubes and brackets on the Rubicon models
- More durable ball joints on all Wranglers
- A strippy version of the Wrangler: Steel wheels, carpet- and radio-delete kind of options.