Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
The Rubicon name isn't just for a Class 10 off-road trail anymore – it's also what the Jeep brand is calling their ultimate off-road rig. Jeep owners travel from around the world to test their four-wheeling skills on the Rubicon Trail in Northern California, considered one of the most demanding 22 miles of off-highway driving in America. Jeep engineers have designed the most capable Wrangler model ever – and true Jeep owners will realize exactly what that means.
While its beefy off-road tires and diamond plate sill protectors hint at the tremendous capability of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, it's the underpinnings that make it worthy of wearing the Rubicon name. On sale in summer 2002, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model features locking front and rear differentials, front and rear Dana model 44 axles and a 4:1 low range transfer case in response to the most demanding off-road enthusiasts.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has locking differentials that can be driver actuated when the transfer case is in low range and the vehicle speed is less than 10 miles per hour. A dash-mounted rocker switch allows the driver to lock the rear axle and toggle the front axle locker on and off for improved maneuvering. A pneumatic pump runs at just five pounds per square inch for a more reliable and quieter system than is available in the aftermarket. This mechanically locks the axle shafts together to drive all four wheels at the same speed. When not locked, the rear axle has a torque-sensing limited slip feature to provide better traction and handling on-road. Dana model 44 axles with 4.10:1 ratios for both front and rear provide the durability and strength needed for extreme off-road driving.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon features unique exterior design cues and will be available in Inca Gold as well as the other nine Wrangler exterior colors. A 22-inch long 'Rubicon' graphic is prominently placed on each side of the hood. Heavy gauge diamond plate sill guards are bolted to the body sides to protect rocker panels from damage in off-road driving.
Record last updated Before 12 / 01 / 2004
Country of origin United States
Year of introduction 2003
Numbers built N/A
Body design N/A
Weight 1688 kilo / 3721.4 lbs
Engine PowerTech Straight 6
Engine Location Front , longitudinally mounted
Displacement 3.956 liter / 241.4 cu in
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed N/A
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Gearbox NVG 3550 5 speed Manual
Drive All wheel drive
Power 190 bhp / 142 KW @ 4600 rpm
Torque 319 Nm / 235 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm
BHP/Liter 48 bhp / liter
Power to weight ratio 0.11 bhp / kg
Top Speed N/A
0-60 mph Acceleration N/A