Only thing better than a Jeep Unlimited Rubicon is Custom Jeep Unlimited Rubicon. Who does not know this iconic mud-womping, rock-hopping brand? Almost every single red-blooded adventurer dreams of having this off-road vehicle. Yes, no other vehicle has the ability to get us out of trouble when we go out into the wild.
But why would anyone even want to customize a decent vehicle? That is perhaps what crosses your mind when you were reading the a over paragraph. Indeed, the Unlimited Rubicon is already very capable on its own right. With 3.6 liter of V6 engine, the off-road vehicle produces 260 pound-feet torque and 285 horsepower. That’s, hands down, a real guarantee of exceptional performance.
Built and design wise, the standard Unlimited Rubicon is fitted with Dana 44 heavy duty rear and front locking axles. Not only that, this particular model also comes with front-sway bar that is completely disconnecting, giving a ground clearance of about 10-inches. This factor, along with the 4.10 axle ratio makes driving on a rock pile incredibly smooth and controlled.
However, like most things in life, the standard Jeep Unlimited Rubicon also comes with a few disadvantages. When driven off-road, even on the most complicated terrain imaginable, the jeep does the job well. Despite sometimes giving off the slighly floating feeling. But the problem sort of arises when you take it for a spin on the pavement.
The extremely noisy tires and the unbelievably ridiculous gas mileage almost makes it a dealbreaker. With EPA fuel ratings of 20 miles per gallon on the highway, 16 miles per gallon in the city and 18 miles per gallon for a combination of both. It will really take a hit to your paycheck after a while. On top of that, with the amount of money needed for upkeep, the standard Rubicon is rather dull in terms of features.
For one, there is no backup camera whatsoever. This is quite surprising considering the Unlimited Rubicon can be considered as one of the latest models. But not only that, another disappointing feature is the GPS. You would think that a new Jeep of its class would be fitted with FCA own Uconnect System. Not with this one, instead the Rubicon is fitted with 6.5-inch touchscreen of outdated Garmin GPS.
Despite its limitations, no one can deny that Jeep Wrangler, never fails to dominate its very own category. Regardless of the model, the brand is always capable on delivering its promises in making your driving experience in the wild a pleasant one. To off-road sport enthusiasts, such limitations do not stop them from getting their hands on the Unlimited Rubicon. Mechanical wise, this one is a winner after all.
This, in a way, answers the previous question about the need to customize the Jeep model. When you have a capable off-road vehicle, just have it customized to completely fit your needs. Such is the case with an Australian enthusiast, Stuart Gruchy. The man has always wanted a Jeep, but it was not until two years ago he finally managed to get himself an Unlimited Rubicon.
Instead of taking it as it is, he managed to shell out about 30.000-dollars on top of its buying price. All in order to build his impeccable Custom Jeep Unlimited Rubicon. The standard blue colored Rubicon has been switched to a stunning Hydro Blue paint, making it standout in the crowd. A quick glance at his immaculate custom Jeep and you will see just how sophisticated it is.
As the customizing project went on, the weight of his custom Rubicon started to pile up. This is the primary reason the factory-based 33s have all been changed to the gigantic 37s. Obviously this is not as easy as changing a flat tire. With a work of art like this off-road vehicle, a myriad of different components must also be added as support.
The Dana 44 heavy duty rear and front locking axles that comes with the Rubicon are still used in his custom Jeep. However they are tweaked in a certain way that allow them to withstand extra load that comes with the new accessories and components. The tweak is reportedly a 4.56-ratio difference on each side, then perfected with a slotted ARB Air Lockers right inside of each center.
The craziness does not stop there! There is also an incredible 3.5-inch AEV suspension system that is specifically located underneath. This suspension system is given quite a few added support in the form of bump-stop spacers, heavy-duty springs, AEV high steer kit, as well as a geometry correcting bracket for a better measure.
Its rear side also receives similar treatment. Incorporating a two bar which is equipped spare tire and can holder for improved departure angle and functionality. UHF aerial mount, high lift jack holder, telescopic light pole can also be seen in the rear. All of which are protected with ARB bash guards and Uneek 4×4, and completed with auxiliary fuel tank of 60-liter.
Yes, this auxiliary fuel tank is a confirmation that the custom Rubicon is not only perfect for hardcore off-road fun. But also for a long tour. This confirmation is somewhat extended to the interior of the jeep itself. And this is exactly why we are so in love with this Custom Jeep Unlimited Rubicon. Every inch of the interior is very well thought out. From the color theme and additional feature.
Typical custom off road vehicle may look absolutely smashing on the outside, but incredibly lacking on the inside. However the same cannot be said for this one. With sophisticated Hydro Blue accented trim, this immaculate custom Rubicon is now equipped with 4×4 drawers. These drawers are nothing short of spectacular, to say the least.
Consisting of extra storage space and extensive set-up, the custom Jeep is fitted with sink and SMEV stove. Not only that, it is also equipped with a pull out table and more surprisingly a fridge slide. The fridge itself is a custom 40-liter fridge unit that is adequately powered by a twin Optima Yellow AGM batteries and a Genesis dual battery system. This is undoubtedly the best Custom Jeep Unlimited Rubicon on earth.
This Custom Jeep Unlimited Rubicon
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