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As we are all aware of, the JL Wrangler will be stepping in soon, so the JK is nearing it's end. What better way to end a journey by introducing some final editions to set off with a bang ! Jeep plans to offer 6 final act editions of the Wrangler between now and September (The end).

First we will be seeing two limited runs:

Wrangler Sport Freedom Edition
Wrangler Sahara Winter Edition

These will be in the November ordering books and will go on sale in December. The Freedom Edition will run until February whilst the Winter Edition will run until May.

Wrangler Sport Big Bear Edition will become available in February and run until July
Wrangler Sahara Chief Edition will become available in March and run until June
Wrangler Sahara Smoky Mountain Edition will become available in March and run until July
Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition will replace the Rubicon Hard Rock when it finishes production in February and run until the JK production ends in September

So far details of the Sport Freedom and Sahara Winter have been released, nothing has been said yet about the other 4 editions however.

The Wrangler Sport Freedom edition will come with Freedom star hood and rear fender decals, an American flag driver side front fender decal and other interior and exterior badging. It will also feature 18-inch Sahara mid-gloss granite crystal wheels, a new rear heavy-duty cast differential cover, black fuel filter cover and taillamp guards. The sticker price will be $30,690 for the two-door Sport Freedom edition, and $34,590 for the four-door Wrangler Unlimited Sport Freedom edition, both including shipping.
The Wrangler Sahara Winter edition features new LED headlamps and fog lamps, standard remote start (with the automatic transmission), premium off-road rock rails and a standard hard top, with optional body coloring. It comes adorned with hood, driver side fender and rear fender decals, along with other special badging and accents. The sticker price will be $37,440 for the two-door Wrangler Sahara Winter edition, and $41,240 for the four-door Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Winter edition, including shipping.
More info here: http://www.autonews.com/article/20161128/RETAIL/311289918/jk-wrangler-s-final-act-special-editions
 

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These are going to be a hit as majority of the people have their eyes light up when they hear limited edition. Look at things like the Harley Davidson Edition F150s. Pointless, over-priced nonsense accessories, and people still flock to them.

At least Jeep is giving you this that are usable like LED headlamps and fog lamps, body accessories, etc.

I would want to see what each edition looks like first though.
 

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I want the Recon. After seeing the concept I was hooked.

Too bad we don't have pricing on these so far, I guess we'll have to wait for some of the major auto shows to pass before that happens unless Jeep plans to it another time and not get caught up in all that noise

 

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Hopefully, but I'm doubting that they will release all of the pricings at once. I think they'll span it out which may cause an upset to some people. Imagine grabbing one of the initial Sport Freedom Editions and then later seeing the pricing and design of the Sahara Chief Edition and kicking yourself for the previous buy.
 

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That's smart, forgot about that. Releasing them one by one is a good strategy since they can leverage off everyones lack of patience and impulse to buy as soon as they see something they like. With that being said the "best" will come last. All we can really do as potential owners is start contacting dealers and find out how reserve a spot in line.
 

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Lack of patience is the key to being successful when doing something like this. And as we know, or should know, people are extremely impatient and want something fancy and limited as soon as they possibly can.

Theoretically, I would assume they'd get better and better as they move down the editions. When I say better I just mean more features.. aesthetics is really subjected to personal preference.
 

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Production numbers will also be another thing to look at and from my guess with the more a certain package has going on the more limited we can expect it to be. Overall it will be interesting to see how it will play out.
 

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The Wrangler Sahara Winter edition is so overpriced for what you're getting. they didn't even list heated seats, slush mats, etc. Would be cheaper to just buy the base model and add on the winter options yourself.
 

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Considering it's called the Sahara Winter Edition... I wouldn't doubt it coming with heated seats and what not. They may just not be listed as I'm sure they're not going to provide option sheets for every accessory/add-on that they have on it. It wouldn't make sense to have something "Winter" addition, and not provide the necessities for winter lol
 

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I'll be very surprised if the front seats aren't heated, but if not, it won't be a big deal. Someone who wants them bad enough will either swap in seats that come heated or buy an aftermarket seat heater kit, its a bit of a stretch but it happens.
 

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That's definitely a bit of work beyond the average Joe. But it definitely is far from impossible, and some people do take on the task to do so. An easier method is to get those ergonomic cushion things that plug into the 12V socket that heat up or something. They range around the 40$ range I think

 

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Never used one of those before but it is mounds easier than installing/retro-fitting heated seats. If I get one of those heated things though, I want one that has the massage thing built into it as well. Go big or go home haha ;)
 

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Those are definitely a more economical option, I've never really tried those plug and use heaters. Always assumed that they would be uncomfortable due to the limited padding between you and the heating element. I'm sure the Wrangler JL will have heated seats and other creature comfort options.
 

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They do look pretty uncomfortable. Worst case scenario, start the car 10 minutes ahead of time and the seats should warm up lol
 

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Never used one of those before but it is mounds easier than installing/retro-fitting heated seats. If I get one of those heated things though, I want one that has the massage thing built into it as well. Go big or go home haha ;)
No doubt, it just depends on what end of this you stand. Some people are buying in for the long term 5-6+ years meanwhile others are looking to sell it within the next 2-3-4 years in. As long as you're doing what you think is right and good for your needs, that's what matters.
 

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The Rubicon Recon Edition may be worth looking at too if it's going to replace the hard rock. That thing was designed to do some extreme rock climbing so it's got all the aggressive modifications.
 

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The Rubicon Recon Edition may be worth looking at too if it's going to replace the hard rock. That thing was designed to do some extreme rock climbing so it's got all the aggressive modifications.

As nice as it is, odds are for its starting price we won't get everything we seen on the concept. Instead things like the bars will be optional. Just thinking about it from Jeeps end of the need for pricing it within reach but not taking losses.

 

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On the board that they zoomed in on, it says that it includes all of those parts. So hopefully it comes just like that. Not too fond of those wheels, but I do like that they're bead lock. The fender badge is pretty darn cool too though.
 

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I thought the outgoing JK Wrangler would die off this year, but it seems like it'll live to see another model year as the 2018 Wrangler JK. A new feature is a Wrangler JK decal on the driver’s-side fender and Jeep is bringing back the Altitude edition with a new Golden Eagle edition.
 

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I thought the outgoing JK Wrangler would die off this year, but it seems like it'll live to see another model year as the 2018 Wrangler JK. A new feature is a Wrangler JK decal on the driver’s-side fender and Jeep is bringing back the Altitude edition with a new Golden Eagle edition.
It still sells strong so they have a lot of reasons to keep these going, odds are as soon as JL's hit showrooms, JK's will be out. Unless they get really aggressive with sales of JK's to not have that overlap.
 
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