Rubicon vs Recon Rubicon

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Dang. I have A 2019 with 2.0 eTorque (which I love) optioned out with basically all of the Recon options.... but I’d love to have the red seat belts.
 

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Dang. I have A 2019 with 2.0 eTorque (which I love) optioned out with basically all of the Recon options.... but I’d love to have the red seat belts.
The red stitched leather dash was another nice Recon feature...
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I was told by my dealer that Jeep typically offers the Recon on even years, so no Recon for 2021.

Package saving s aside(which is a great deal), I wanted the 2.0L eTorque. It is a superb drivetrain.

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Have your exact model/colors and love the look of your upgrades. Who's wheels and lift?
 

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I was told by my dealer that Jeep typically offers the Recon on even years, so no Recon for 2021.

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Sounds like dealer BS. There was a Recon in 2017 and in 2018.
 

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Have your exact model/colors and love the look of your upgrades. Who's wheels and lift?
Hi Ryan, thanks for the compliment!

I'm running a 3.5" MetalCloak Game Changer lift. The wheels are Fuel Covert/ 3.63" B.S.. You can see more pics as well as reviews/thoughts in my build thread.


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This is inaccurate. ^

If you were to build a Rubicon with the options listed below, you would spend $5630. Buying the Recon, you get the options for $2755. Here's another link:

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a30458744/2020-jeep-wrangler-rubicon-recon-edition-leaked/

Here, I made a chart for a better understanding (This is for the 2020 MY. Not sure about 2021):

X = StandardRubiconRubicon Recon
LED LightsX
Tailgate ReinforcementX
MOAB Rock RailsX
2.0L E-TQNot AvailableX
8-Speed AutoX
Steel Bumpers w/Front LoopX
Red Seat BeltsX
Black GrillX
Headlight InsertsX
Leather DashX
Body Color FendersX
Black HardtopX
I just bought a Rubicon JLU, mine has LED headlamps, 8 spd auto, steel bumpers etc. I asked the dealer before I bought it and he said cosmetics were the only thing that couldn’t be put on the regular Rubi. He said red belts, red tool bag, and body colored fenders (which I don’t like as well as black) were the only options only available on the recon.
 

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I was told by my dealer that Jeep typically offers the Recon on even years, so no Recon for 2021.

Package saving s aside(which is a great deal), I wanted the 2.0L eTorque. It is a superb drivetrain.

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After stage 1
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-Steven
Well done! Really stunning.
 

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I just bought a Rubicon JLU, mine has LED headlamps, 8 spd auto, steel bumpers etc. I asked the dealer before I bought it and he said cosmetics were the only thing that couldn’t be put on the regular Rubi. He said red belts, red tool bag, and body colored fenders (which I don’t like as well as black) were the only options only available on the recon.
Yeah, that's probably true. It comes down to cost. You just save $3k or so by getting the Recon over optioning a Rubi for the same goodies.

The chart shows what would be considered "Standard" between the two is all.
 

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Yeah, that's probably true. It comes down to cost. You just save $3k or so by getting the Recon over optioning a Rubi for the same goodies.

The chart shows what would be considered "Standard" between the two is all.
I gotcha. I’d like to have the red belts, they look good.
 

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I had to order my Recon’s body-colored fenders, otherwise they would have been black.

The Recon made sense for me because I wanted the steel bumpers, rails (they make a great step), LEDs, and I love the red seatbelts. I wasn’t sure about the black grille, but I like it with my KCs.

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Are the Recon Rails significantly better in terms of protection when compared to standard Rubicon rock rails or mainly better because of the additional space to provide a step? When looking at it, I can imagine negligible extra protection.

Not to say I don’t like them either, I’m just trying to determine if a step isn’t needed, how much are they worth.
 

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Are the Recon Rails significantly better in terms of protection when compared to standard Rubicon rock rails or mainly better because of the additional space to provide a step? When looking at it, I can imagine negligible extra protection.

Not to say I don’t like them either, I’m just trying to determine if a step isn’t needed, how much are they worth.
That’s a good question and I’m not sure. I’m sure that dedicated rock rails would offer better crawling protection. Others might have better insight.

With a bum knee I need a step, so this works great for me while offering some protection.
 

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