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Old 08-30-2018, 09:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If anything, you buy that $1750 Jeep AND the $15000 Roxor and rebuild the Jeep with the Roxor
I like the way you think.

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Old 08-31-2018, 08:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The speed is electronically limited to 45mph.

But...
https://www.dirtlegal.com/blog/2018/...-its-top-speed

$600 to flash the ECU and remove the limit, or free to unplug the speed sensor (but lose your speedometer :-/ ).

Side note: FCA is already trying to kill it:
https://jalopnik.com/jeep-is-trying-...-on-1828080605
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The speed is electronically limited to 45mph.

Side note: FCA is already trying to kill it:
https://jalopnik.com/jeep-is-trying-...-on-1828080605
Poor losers, as expected of any of the big 3.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:20 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Poor losers, as expected of any of the big 3.
What they should do, is just buy them from Mahindra, slap a "Jeep Willys Classic" brand on it, and sell it.

As a Jeep.

Mahindra are licensees of the original Willys designs and are clearly making something people want. And marques have been doing badge-engineering for years (Mazda/Ford, Chevy/Daewoo Chevy/Toyota come to mind).

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In 1950, to broaden its line-up into the commercial and agricultural market, the Farm-O-Road was introduced – an ATV sized utility vehicle that looked like a small Jeep. It was a combination of a light tractor, a small pickup and a passenger vehicle, and was intended for rural customers who wanted a vehicle for doing chores around the farm, but which could also take them into town. According to Crosley, the Farm-O-Road was designed: “To do big jobs on small farms, and smaller jobs on big farms.”[24] Although it could be viewed as a precursor to today’s Side by Side UTV's, the Farm-O-Road was fully street-legal, with a top speed estimated at 40 mph (64 km/h) on the highway.[6]

The Farm-O-Road took its cues from the Jeep and the wartime Pup. It had a boxy, minimalist body, riding on a 63 in (1.60 m) wheelbase, and it weighed 1,100 lb (500 kg). The Farm-O-Road was powered by the same 26.5 HP 44.2 cu in (724 cc) CIBA engine as the other Crosley models at the time, mated to a three-speed Warner T-92 transmission with a two-ratio, PTO-capable range box mounted behind it.[31] In addition to normal gearing, it offered a 4-to-1 low reduction.[45] The base price was $795, or $939 with a hydraulic system including a hydraulically operated drawbar.[31]

Options included dual rear wheels, a detachable pickup bed which could come with a hydraulic dump, power take-offs on both front and rear, a rear seat, a soft-top, and side window curtains.[24] An extensive range of farm-implement attachments was available, including a 10-inch single bottom plow, a moldboard plow, snow plow, a cutter-bar mower, sickle-bar mower, three-gang reel-type mower, a rolling coulter, disc harrow, cultivator, hay rake, row crop seeders, fertilizer unit, row guide, velocity governor, hand throttle, radiator chaff screen, post-hole digger, and spring blocks.[31][24][6] Crosley even offered steam-bent wooden front snow skis that could be strapped to the front tires to convert the Farm-O-Road into a snowmobile. For the rest, equipment was spartan. Most Farm-O-Roads had only one windshield wiper – a right wiper was optional; and a heater or radio were not offered.[6]
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I have no inside information but I suspect Mahindra is going to get the next mail delivery vehicle contract. I think they want it more and are the only ones that will be able to meet or even undercut the price set by the USPS. They don't have much of a US presence but they have started some high dollar advertising here. I think putting one of their vehicles in every neighborhood daily will go a long way to being the next Kabota or even John Deer. I wonder if FCA even submitted a prototype to the post office.
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They're not exactly common over here, but there are a few about. They're hideous, and cheap for a very good reason. If anything, they're overpriced!
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The motor is the same as used in many tractors with a 105hp rating.
Kinda surprising that they use the very same Peugeot-based engine on tractors too.
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The motor is nothing if not massively robust, so probably a good shout for tractors and other similar applications.
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Big bad jeep is worried the non street legal side by side jeep is going to under cut wrangler sales?
Idk about that.

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