The Wrangler has always been famous for the level of customization it’s been offering. Different body styles, appearance packages, and off-road features – there are so many things to choose from to configure the perfect off-roader. But, starting next year, things will go to the next level, because the 2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Willys will become available with AEV Packages, with even more amazing off-road features.
More precisely, there will be three kits on offer provided by American Expedition vehicles. Both Rubicon and Willys will be available with Upcounty and Upcounty+ packages, while the Rubicon will also be available with further upgrades, with the Level II kit. Let’s take a closer look.
2024 Jeep Wrangler Upcountry Kits
As we’ve just mentioned, the first kit on offer for the 2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Willys is the Upcountry kit, which will be offered both in Willys and Rubicon trims for an extra 7.500 dollars. This package comes as an upgrade to two-door models, and the package includes all kinds of upgrades and accessories. When it comes to upgrades, the first thing worth mentioning is a 2-inch suspension lift. There is also a set of 35-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires. These massive tires come in a combination with AEV-branded wheels, sating black Pinter wheels and a jack base. Furthermore, the Upcountry kit also includes fender flare extensions, spare tire relocation etc.
The Upcounty+ is the next-level upgrade, which costs 11.600 dollars. Besides features found in the Upcountry kit, the Upcountry+ also adds an EX front bumper made from hot-stamped boron steel, designed to accommodate stock fog lights. AEV also provides a front skid plate, along with a non-winch cover plate.
2024 Jeep Wrangler Level II Kit
The Level II kit would cost you between 20.000 and 22.000 dollars, depending on the powertrain you choose, V6 or the plug-in hybrid. It’s exclusive to the Rubicon trim. Some of the highlights are massive 37-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires, as well as an AEV suspension, which includes Bilstein dampers and a 2.5-inch suspension lift. Furthermore, things like an AEV bumper, off-road lights, Zeon 10-S winch and the steering damper are also part of the package. With all these upgrades, the Wrangler features an impressive 14.2 inches of ground clearance, and a spectacular 50-degree approach angle, along with a 43-degree departure angle.
Jeep Wrangler Willys and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon: Key Features
Aside from this AEV treatment, these are still familiar SUVs, in familiar trim levels. So, let’s take a look at each version:
The Jeep Wrangler Willys is a special edition variant of the iconic Jeep Wrangler, renowned for its off-road capabilities and rugged design. This model pays homage to the original Willys MB, a World War II military vehicle, by incorporating key features for off-road enthusiasts. It is equipped with heavy-duty shocks, rock rails, and skid plates, enhancing its ability to tackle challenging terrains with ease. The Wrangler Willys also boasts a Command-Trac 4×4 system, allowing drivers to switch between 2WD and 4WD modes, providing superior traction in various conditions. Its aggressive 17-inch black wheels with all-terrain tires offer excellent grip, while the limited-slip rear differential ensures power is distributed efficiently to the wheels, enhancing overall performance. The Jeep Wrangler Willys combines a heritage-inspired design with modern off-road technology, making it a popular choice for adventure seekers and Jeep enthusiasts.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon stands out as the ultimate off-road version of the iconic Wrangler model. It is designed for serious enthusiasts and rugged adventurers. Its key features include heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles, electronically locking front and rear differentials, and an electronic disconnecting sway bar, allowing for exceptional articulation and traction on challenging terrains. The Rubicon comes with 33-inch all-terrain tires, providing superior grip. It also boasts a Rock-Trac 4×4 system with a 4:1 low-range gear ratio, enabling precise control and maximum torque for crawling over rocks and steep obstacles. Additionally, it features skid plates to protect the undercarriage, steel bumpers for durability, and rock rails for safeguarding the vehicle’s sides during off-road adventures. The Wrangler Rubicon offers unmatched off-road capability, making it a top choice for enthusiasts who seek thrilling off-road experiences and demanding trails.