As Jeep begins the process of winding down the current Wrangler for the new 2018 model, the brand is rolling out several special editions. Today Jeep announced a special edition model that is clearly aimed for the off-road die-hards out there because it includes some fairly substantial mechanical upgrades dedicated for off-road performance.
First and foremost the Recon has seen a half-inch lift over the normal Rubicon. The lift is allowing for 35-inch off-road tires that are wrapped around new Gloss Granite wheels. What’s more impressive though is what cannot be seen on the Recon. Recon adds an upgraded front axle with stronger tubes and heavy-duty ends, heavy-duty cast front and rear differential covers and enhanced off-road rock rails that are now shorter.
Wrangler’s part-time all-wheel-drive system has always been upgraded with electronically locking front and rear Dana 44 axles. All told the Recon will be good for a crawl-ratio of 73.1:1, which should suffice for even the most hard-core enthusiasts.
Inside Jeep is providing standard black leather seating and a revised gauge cluster that includes additional temperature readouts.
Those interested in the Wrangler Rubicon Recon will find it for a starting price of $39,145 for the two-door and $42,945 for the Unlimited variant when it arrives in showrooms later this month.