Comparison pics of JL vs JK Wrangler Rubicon

Jeepster2018

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2017
Messages
655
Reaction score
341
Location
Mid Atlantic US
Vehicle(s)
VW GTI
Not liking those body color fenders in the Rubicon.

Trying to decide between Sport S and Rubicon...looking more and more like the Rubicon.
 

word302

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2017
Messages
3,257
Reaction score
3,427
Location
Oregon
Vehicle(s)
JLU
Not liking those body color fenders in the Rubicon.

Trying to decide between Sport S and Rubicon...looking more and more like the Rubicon.
While I agree with you, just realize that white one in the photo is a jk.
 

Phenomenon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2017
Messages
117
Reaction score
80
Location
San Jose, ca
Vehicle(s)
Miata
Correct, for some reason at least from my standpoint any Wrangler with body colored fenders has never been a true Wrangler.
It's just a cosmetic preference and looks better on some colors than others. Do you feel it gives it that mall-crawler look?
 

theplankeye

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2017
Messages
480
Reaction score
469
Location
Texas
Vehicle(s)
2018 Rubicon Unlimited
Correct, for some reason at least from my standpoint any Wrangler with body colored fenders has never been a true Wrangler.
Body colored fenders are tradition. All had them except for JK.

As a side note, notice the JL is more true to form than the JK. The hood is leveled out, the front tapers in from top to bottom.
 

AZCrawl

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2017
Messages
1,415
Reaction score
1,038
Location
AZ
Vehicle(s)
2018 Granite Jeep JLUR
Body colored fenders are tradition. All had them except for JK.

As a side note, notice the JL is more true to form than the JK. The hood is leveled out, the front tapers in from top to bottom.
Yeah, the new design is very well done in every respect in my opinion. Very glad I waited for JL.
 

word302

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2017
Messages
3,257
Reaction score
3,427
Location
Oregon
Vehicle(s)
JLU
Body colored fenders are tradition. All had them except for JK.

As a side note, notice the JL is more true to form than the JK. The hood is leveled out, the front tapers in from top to bottom.
Yes but all of them had black flares.
 

Jeepster2018

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2017
Messages
655
Reaction score
341
Location
Mid Atlantic US
Vehicle(s)
VW GTI
Definitely agree some colors are better than others.

Something about the over all look, the monochromatic look as never appealed, maybe this will change with the JL.

It's just a cosmetic preference and looks better on some colors than others. Do you feel it gives it that mall-crawler look?
 

Jeepster2018

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2017
Messages
655
Reaction score
341
Location
Mid Atlantic US
Vehicle(s)
VW GTI
The look is still pure Jeep, but with all the changes it raises the bar and continues to stay in a class of it's own.

Body colored fenders are tradition. All had them except for JK.

As a side note, notice the JL is more true to form than the JK. The hood is leveled out, the front tapers in from top to bottom.
 
Last edited:

wanderer

Well-Known Member
First Name
Ralph
Joined
Aug 10, 2017
Messages
1,080
Reaction score
562
Location
Carlsbad CA
Vehicle(s)
2018 jlu rubicon. Surfboard. Bare feet, moose drawn air sled, Interstellar time warp space transport fighter
Occupation
Engineering Geologist
pretty sure the older ones had body colored fenders certainly the old army ones did. MY cj7 had body colored fenders but the flares were black . I thing the yellow one a the show had body colored fenders with black flairs. I did not like the body colored fenders on the jk I like the new body colored fender with the black trim alot more.
 

Jeeptimus Prime

Well-Known Member
First Name
Bryant
Joined
Sep 6, 2017
Messages
348
Reaction score
332
Location
NorCal
Vehicle(s)
2016 JKUR
Is the JL Rubi bumper we keep seeing in pics standard or an upgrade? Reason I ask is because I see in the brochure: Available - Winch-Capable Steel Front Bumper with Removable Endcaps.
 

Advertisement




Morris 4x4 Center
 



Advertisement
Top