Jeep calls their top-of-the-line, fully-loaded Wrangler the "Unlimited Rubicon" and one look at this 2019 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon LS and you know the term is appropriate. Furthermore, this lifted beauty is the limited 4-door version of the Wrangler line, combining supreme ruggedness with top-end luxury that's rarely seen in trucks and SUVs as tough as this beast. But wait, we're not done. This killer Jeep was then taken over the top and turned up to '11' with a host of rugged exterior add-ons, performance suspension parts, and a full $42K drivetrain upgrade from Bruiser Conversions that have transformed it into one of the toughest, slickest, and most powerful modern Jeeps we've ever seen.
Building a 4-door Wrangler seems like a no-brainer, but it took decades for Jeep to get around to doing it. However, the Jeep Wrangler JK was worth the wait and the following JL line introduced in 2017 perfected the craft. The rugged Rubicon upgrades (named after the Rubicon Trail, because every Rubicon is specifically designed to conquer the trail right off the factory floor) is THE package to have if you want to dominate on and off the road. But with some choice upgrades inside and out, this particular Jeep was taken EVEN further, resulting in a one-of-a-kind machine we can't stop drooling over. Dressed in sinister PX8 Black paint, it's almost too pretty to go out bashing around in the rough, but then again, with DV8 heavy-duty bumpers, a DV8 front skid plate, SmittyBuilt inner fenders and oversized fender flares all around, and rugged step-rails at the flanks, maybe that was the intention all along. But if you do hit the trails, there's a lift of course, but also enough LED lighting on the front bumper and roof rack to illuminate the entire Mojave. With just 8,379 miles on the clock, this 2019 Rubi is essentially new in most any way that matters and finish quality is worlds better than the good-old-bad-old-days of AMC and vintage CJs. And despite the upscale accommodations inside and out, it's still pure Jeep, with doors that come off, a windshield that folds flat, and in lieu of a removable hardtop this modern rig offers a power convertible top for al fresco entertainment. Tow hooks, auxiliary LED lighting, and a giant Warn winch are built into the front bumper, there's a matching American Racing ATX beadlock rim and rugged tire mounted out back, while the tinted glass and Rubicon decals perfectly finish this Jeep's sinister look.
Jeep has domesticated the Wrangler inside for many years now, but the Rubicon takes a big plunge into luxury with a black leather and red-stitched interior that's elegant yet still tough as nails. The dash is more upscale than ever before and is packed with useful gauges that include all the important functions, including red accent panels that match the stitches and Rubicon embroidery in the seats. Details like A/C, cruise control, pushbutton start, a tilt steering column, and a multi-media touchscreen Uconnect head unit with Apple CarPlay/Andriod connectivity are all part of the package, so you don't have to sacrifice comfort for that legendary off-road capability. In fact, essentially every single option that Fiat Chrysler offered in 2019 is loaded inside this Jeep, so prepare to be pampered while tearing through the wilderness. And with Alpine speakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers wired and ready for all-weather use, there's nothing inside that can't battle the elements. The controls are intuitive and easy to use, and the Rock-Trac 4-wheel-drive system is ready to go at a moment's notice and can handle anything thanks to the beefy axles below. And adding some length and two back doors does wonders for the JL's practicality, so it no longer needs to be relegated to "weekend toy" status. Custom-fit rubber floormats make clean-up a breeze after a day out on the trials, although you'd likely be the first to take this Jeep anywhere muddy – that's how clean it looks inside and out. Heck, there's even great storage out back!
Chrysler's 3.5 liter V6 has been a great powerplant for the modern Wrangler, but it simply wasn't enough for the owners of this special beast. The pros at Bruiser Conversion swapped-in a thumping 6.6L LX3 V8 and tuned it up to 500HP, instantly transforming this weekend trail rider into a professional mountain climber. The upgraded powerplant provides plenty of grunt for the Rubicon, moving the 4x4 unlike anything that ever came before it, moving it into Jeep's SRT territory. Despite all the intensive work (we have a receipt totaling almost $42K), the swap looks seamless, because when you pop open the hood nothing looks out of place. It's buried under a lot of plastic shrouds, so it's not much to look at, but as a low-mileage truck that's always been pampered and shown often, it starts instantly and drives like, well, a new Jeep with the heart of a Corvette. An 8HP75 8-speed automatic transmission was also swapped-in to handle all that added power, and it actually pulls down decent fuel economy for such a powerful drivetrain, without sacrificing any of the legendary Jeep abilities. Custom driveshafts and heavy-duty AFE Power Dana 44 Tru-Lock differentials were added fore and aft, in addition to giant upgraded Fox shocks at the corners, giant coil springs, and heavy-duty swaybars, that all work to keep the Jeep planted while providing plenty of ground clearance to conquer just about any obstacle. An upgraded Magnaflow exhaust system adds some bark to back up all that bite, and mean-looking 17-inch American Racing ATX wheels wrapped in rugged Nitto M/T radials are the perfect endcap to this 4x4 smoke show.
Essentially a new Jeep with killer mods that set it apart from all the pretenders, all for a price that'll save you big bucks over doing it all yourself. Call today!