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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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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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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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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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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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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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That thing is pretty darn cool, and I love the red interior accents.

Front and rear dana 44 axles as well. The gauge cluster is enhanced as well I've read. Shows oil pressure, transmission and coolant temp, digital speed and tire pressures. The transmission temperature gauge is a big thing if your gonna use this for some serious off-roading.
 

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I see two shift sticks on top of the manual hand brake. I know one would be used for gear selection, what's the other one for?
 

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That thing is pretty darn cool, and I love the red interior accents.

Front and rear dana 44 axles as well. The gauge cluster is enhanced as well I've read. Shows oil pressure, transmission and coolant temp, digital speed and tire pressures. The transmission temperature gauge is a big thing if your gonna use this for some serious off-roading.
I kind of wish they didn't get as detailed with it, that would give me an excuse to add my own gauges :D
 

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As much as I like adding my own gauges, I'm quite happy that it's all there for me. I'll still probably utilize something like the Torque android app to get a lot more information though.
 

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I'd prefer to have the gauges integrated into the system as it keeps the dash looking a bit cleaner to me. But hey, you can always add them anyways for a second opinion. :p
 

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Too bad we have a really long time to go before Jeep gets into full screens everywhere since that would give us some ability to program in gauges, to anyone that can figure it out. The practical alternative would be gauges on a tablet.
 

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I don't think we'll ever see a Wrangler with full screens everywhere. It's just not a vehicle that will fit that. Farthest I can really see is a digital dash at some point when they ditch the analog gauge that they've been using for umpteen years
 

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I can't see the Wrangler getting the full screen pad like the Tesla. Wouldn't mind a larger infotainment screen due to my poor eyesight, but a screen only center stack wouldn't be ideal for a vehicle like the Wrangler. They're more suited for luxury vehicles like BMW and such.
 

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Can't imagine the cost of replacing one of those tablet sized center control screens if anything were to go wrong. Wranglers are meant to be driven off road and plenty of them has been rolled over trying to climb steep inclines. Things are bound to break and I wouldn't want to replace expensive pieces of electronics.
 

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Can't imagine the cost of replacing one of those tablet sized center control screens if anything were to go wrong. Wranglers are meant to be driven off road and plenty of them has been rolled over trying to climb steep inclines. Things are bound to break and I wouldn't want to replace expensive pieces of electronics.
It's going to take a lot of effort for any amount of shaking to make it come loose, it would be the least of my worries here. What i'm more interested in is how the software of this system will hold up over time and what it will be like in comparison to the competition.
 
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