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    Ohio to lose Jeep after all

    It seems Romney may have been right about something. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne surprised everyone by announcing that the Jeep Wrangler would no longer be made in Toledo.

    Toledo Nervously Awaiting Fate of Beloved Jeep - ABC News

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    Re: Ohio to lose Jeep after all

    Good lord, horrible idea to make Jeeps out of aluminum. A jeep used for rugged terrain increases cracking potential. That alone should be enough to dissuade this idiotic idea.

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    Re: Ohio to lose Jeep after all

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Good lord, horrible idea to make Jeeps out of aluminum. A jeep used for rugged terrain increases cracking potential. That alone should be enough to dissuade this idiotic idea.
    I was wondering about that as well. I guess they have to because of the new fuel standards. The F-150 will be aluminum as well. Doesn't sound safe does it?

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    Re: Ohio to lose Jeep after all

    Quote Originally Posted by pilot16 View Post
    I was wondering about that as well. I guess they have to because of the new fuel standards. The F-150 will be aluminum as well. Doesn't sound safe does it?
    Normal driving, it should be fine. But the abuse Jeeps are supposedly made to take, I'd question it.

    Not crazy at all about the corrosive aspect of aluminum. Steel will generally corrode slowly with a good coating, aluminum can actually corrode under any coating if there are slight imperfections in the aluminum or metal particulates in the paint.

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    Re: Ohio to lose Jeep after all

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Normal driving, it should be fine. But the abuse Jeeps are supposedly made to take, I'd question it.

    Not crazy at all about the corrosive aspect of aluminum. Steel will generally corrode slowly with a good coating, aluminum can actually corrode under any coating if there are slight imperfections in the aluminum or metal particulates in the paint.


    Meh, Aircraft are made out of Aluminum.

    There are ways to protect it from corrosion

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    Re: Ohio to lose Jeep after all

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Good lord, horrible idea to make Jeeps out of aluminum. A jeep used for rugged terrain increases cracking potential. That alone should be enough to dissuade this idiotic idea.
    There are Aluminum jeep bodies on the aftermarket. Don't hear much about cracking.

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    Re: Ohio to lose Jeep after all

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Meh, Aircraft are made out of Aluminum.

    There are ways to protect it from corrosion
    Aircraft are much better maintained then cars as well as no where close to the mass production level.

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    Re: Ohio to lose Jeep after all

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Normal driving, it should be fine. But the abuse Jeeps are supposedly made to take, I'd question it.

    Not crazy at all about the corrosive aspect of aluminum. Steel will generally corrode slowly with a good coating, aluminum can actually corrode under any coating if there are slight imperfections in the aluminum or metal particulates in the paint.
    Take what? With out thousands in aftermarket up grades, Jeeps are junk. Dana 30 and 35 axles bend at the housings, engines are weak at best, trans is weak, usually have highway gearing from the factory at 3.07.
    Jeeps are show off vehicles now. You want a good jeep, spend some money on tools first and build one.

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    Re: Ohio to lose Jeep after all

    Quote Originally Posted by pilot16 View Post
    It seems Romney may have been right about something. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne surprised everyone by announcing that the Jeep Wrangler would no longer be made in Toledo.

    Toledo Nervously Awaiting Fate of Beloved Jeep - ABC News
    Well, you should read the article:

    The assembly complex in Toledo, which employs about 6,000 workers, isn't in danger of shutting down even if the Wrangler goes away. It still makes the more-citified, more family-friendly Jeep Cherokee, and Marchionne said the employment level would be kept steady, most likely by bringing in a new vehicle to build.
    No lost jobs. No jobs going to China. Just can't afford to completely rework an old plant, so going to move one line somewhere else in the US.
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