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Jeep revealed two models from their lineup of six limited-run edition Wranglers last year and now another special edition JK Wrangler has been revealed, the 2017 Rubicon Recon.
Before the new JL Wrangler hits showroom floors and production of the JK ends, Jeep wanted the JK to go out with a bang and that’s where the special editions come in. Previously revealed were the two-door Sport Freedom and Sahara Winter variants. Now the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition has joined the lineup and will start appearing in showrooms later this month.
Sitting half-an-inch higher than the standard Wrangler Rubicon, the Recon edition features upgrades to the chassis and axles for even more off-road capability. Beefier housing tubes, heavy-duty end forgings and heavy-duty cast front and rear differential covers will make the Recon more resilient against damage.
There’s also shorter off-road rock rails to better accommodate a set of 35-inch tires if you choose to switch out of the standard 32-inch BF Goodrich KMs.
According to Carscoops, the Rubicon Recon gets a six-speed manual gearbox for an “impressive crawl ratio of 73.1:1”. Great for those who like to climb everything with their Wrangler and there’s an optional five-speed automatic gearbox.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition will set you back $39,145 for the two-door and $42,945 for the Unlimited four-door version. That’s three models revealed, three more to go.