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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-29-2016, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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JK Wrangler’s Last Hurrahs



With Jeep’s new JL Wrangler on the horizon, the JK’s clock is ticking, but before it’s put to pasture Jeep is going to offer us limited-edition packages starting in December.

Starting next month, we’ll be getting around six limited-run editions. One is the 2017 Wrangler Sport Freedom edition which will be running until February and the other is a Wrangler Sahara Winter edition that’s set to run until May next year.

A the two-door Sport Freedom edition will start at $30,690, and $34,590 for the four-door Wrangler Unlimited version (both includes shipping). Customers will be getting a few new features including Freedom star hood and rear fender decals, rear cast differential cover, black fuel filter cover, tail-lamp guards, American flag fender decal, unique badging, and a set of 18-inch Sahara mid-gloss granite crystal wheels.

A bit more expensive is the Sahara Winter edition at $37,440 for the two-door and $41,240 for the four-door Wrangler Unlimited, including shipping. This edition will come with new LED headlamps and fog lamps, remote start (only with automatic transmission), hard top with off-road rock rails, special badges and decals, and an optional body paint.

According to Automotive News sources, four more special editions will follow including a Sport Big Bear edition which will be available from February until July, a Sahara Chief edition from March until June, Sahara Smoky Mountain edition from March until July, and a Rubicon Recon edition which should be available until Jeep stops producing the JK in September next year.

Do any of these special edition JK Wranglers tickle your fancy?
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post #2 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-30-2016, 09:05 AM
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The Sport Freedom edition certainly sounds patriotic. can't say I'd pay extra just for some fancy badges and whatnot, maybe if Jeep added a few extra performance parts. i can see the Big Bear edition getting better suspension for off road performance, but that's probably not going to happen.
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post #3 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-30-2016, 05:41 PM
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On the Sport Freedom I might just get some U.S.A. lettering done in US Military style like these Military Issue Jeeps

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post #4 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-01-2016, 08:59 AM
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That only looks good on a two door IMO. A four door won't look rustic enough to pull it off.

And they're so expensive compared to the normal Wrangler. Those mods aren't worth the extra cost.
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post #5 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-01-2016, 07:56 PM
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To me it would look good whether its a 2 door or 4 door, it just depends on how you execute which for me won't be in the exact same way as in the example provided. Done right, it can look OEM, and that's a good thing.
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post #6 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-05-2016, 09:11 AM
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Which Wrangler do they use as a base model? I assume it's either the sport which starts at $23,995 or the Sport S for $26,995. With the extra cost of the special edition, you may a well add some useful features to the base wrangler instead of paying for decals and badges.
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It's the Sport, followed by Sport S, Sahara, Rubicon and then a few above that which down the road will hopefully include a hellcat engined version
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It's the Sport, followed by Sport S, Sahara, Rubicon and then a few above that which down the road will hopefully include a hellcat engined version
The special edition is available for every two door trim? I thought it was just added on features for the base models.
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The special edition is available for every two door trim? I thought it was just added on features for the base models.
That was just a response to the question about which is a basemodel...
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post #10 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 08:51 AM
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Just saw the Rubicon Recon and it reminded me of this thread. The 2017 Wrangler Rubicon Recon starts at $40,140 for the two-door and $43,940 for the Unlimited model, including $995 destination. That's okay IMO since it's a special edition with strengthened axle tubes, heavy-duty end forgings, and heavy-duty cast front and rear differential covers. Ready for some hard off-roading.




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