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Even with the newly released JL on the market, there are still some tuning companies delivering kits for the JK. The Night Eagle is based upon the Wrangler Unlimited Black Hawk edition, but the Chelsea Truck Company has taken things a step further. The upgrades seem to have come at a cost though, as the current example is being sold for $80k, which is twice as much as a new Rubicon.
Decked out in Kahn’s trademark Cromax matte bronze paint, the Night Eagle wears a new front grille, LED headlights, vented hood, front bumper, and wider wheel arches packing 17-inch satin-black alloys. But the biggest upgrades have been made to the interior, where Chelsea has reupholstered the seats in quilted and perforated leather and fitted a new sat-nav system and metallic trim – all of which brings it up to a higher standard than we’d expect from even the most optioned-out new JL Wrangler.

 

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I wish more was done to the exterior to make it cleaner and resemble what we often see from the G-Wagon and the Land Rover Defender.
 

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The interior looks incredible, love the pattern they've done on the seats. Those are some fairly large exhaust exits on there too, but I can't tell if they are just tips. I'm assuming this model also got a tune?
 

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Have a hard time justifying the price of the new Rubicon, so there's no way I'm spending more on an older JK, regardless of how custom. Not a fan of those widebody fenders either.
 

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Have a hard time justifying the price of the new Rubicon, so there's no way I'm spending more on an older JK, regardless of how custom. Not a fan of those widebody fenders either.
Odds are some cheaper aftermarket companies that make knock offs will come out with similar fenders, that might be a path worth considering if your budget is tight.
 

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It isn't all that surprising that tuning companies are still developing kits for the JK, because there are plenty of Wrangler owners who will be waiting until at least the second generation JL before buying in. We've already seen the kinds of problems that have arisen in the past few weeks.
 

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It isn't all that surprising that tuning companies are still developing kits for the JK, because there are plenty of Wrangler owners who will be waiting until at least the second generation JL before buying in. We've already seen the kinds of problems that have arisen in the past few weeks.
Iconic vehicles have that effect, its like the Mark 4 Supra or specific Mustang generations. Heck, you can buy brand new 65 Mustang shells from aftermarket brands that got an official license!
 
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