The jeepfan.com 2016 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock is the 3rd JK Wrangler to join the jeepfan.com list of Jeeps. The Rubicon Hard Rock was introduced in 2015 as a spin off to the Rubicon X which was a spin off of the awesome 2013 Rubicon 10th Anniversary. In the jeepfan.com fashion we will keep this Jeep in an “everybody” Jeep style. We will focus on the types of modifications and enhancements that most Jeepers can afford and keep the Jeep able to be a daily driver as well as an awesome trail Jeep.
And now the Jeep and options…
- 2016 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock
- Hydro Blue
- 4.10 gears
- Dual Tops
- Remote Start
The Hard Rock package comes with so many standard features there wasn’t much to add. Some of the highlighted features…
- Heated leather seats
- Alpine premium sound
- Steel bumpers
- Front and rear lockers
- Electronic disconnect front sway bar
- so much more
The Jeep was custom ordered and arrived at Sands Auto in Quakertown, PA 31 days after ordering.
We love Teraflex products and we decided to outfit this Jeep with many components from Teraflex. Teraflex has been making premium Jeep products since 1996. They have been known for their innovative products that solve problems and improve the Jeep in many ways.
- Teraflex 2.5 inch Budget Boost with Shock Extensions
- Teraflex JK Front Forged Adjustable Trackbar Kit
- Teraflex JK Rear Forged Adjustable Trackbar Kit
- Teraflex JK HD Hinged Carrier & Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit
- Teraflex JK Third Brake Light Extension Mount Kit for HD Hinged Tire Carrier
We ran the Goodyear Duratrac tires on the jeepfan.com 2012 Wrangler Rubicon and had awesome results with them. This tire is so universal on a Jeep, it works wonderfully in all kinds of driving. It was natural that we would use these again. This time we are opting for the 315/70/R17 size which essentially is the 35″ tall tire.
The Rubicon Hard Rock wheels are so good looking on the Jeep we are going to retain them. This saves money and keeps the Jeep in a stock-mod look. While the tires are spec’d to be mounted on at least an 8″ wheel many Jeepers have run these tires on the stock 7.5′ wheels with excellent results.
Installing the 35″ tires on the stock wheels requires spacers to prevent rubbing. We installed a set of Teraflex 1.25″ Wheel spacers to take care of the problem.
After the lift was installed the Jeep tended to wander a bit from the reduction in caster angle. We installed a set of Teraflex Lower Sport Flexarms to correct the caster angle.
We got a chance to run the new Jeep through the woods and as expected its performance was flawless. A nice chilly spring day at AOAA provided the perfect venue for some off road action.