THIS 2013 Jeep JKU Wrangler Rubicon is owner Benn Collings’ weekend warrior.
It’s powered by a stock 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 that breathes through an AUS4WD custom stainless snorkel and an AIRAID MXP air box to generate extra power and improve fuel economy. The factory muffler was replaced by a Hi-Flo unit.
Benn replaced the Rubicon’s D35 front axle with a beefier D44 unit, and it’s fed by a high-angle Teraflex Rzeppa driveshaft. The unit features Poison Spyder diff covers to protect the Yukon 4.56 gears and factory lockers. The axle features EVO 44 Magnum diff sleeves and EVO knuckle and control arm brackets.
The Rubicon utilises a Fox steering damper, a Synergy high-steer flip kit and a Teraflex Panhard relocation bracket. It’s also got Synergy springs, Fox remote reservoir shocks and a Synergy adjustable lower trailing arms.
37in Mickey Thompson MTZ mud terrains wrapped around Mickey Thompson SideBiter II alloy wheels are on each corner.
Also helping when off-road is an ARB Stubby bullbar, Aurora LED light bars, and a Road Runner Offroad low-mount winch (an AUS4WD high-mount Warn will soon be taking its place).
High clearance ‘flat fenders’ from Double Black Offroad run down the Rubicon’s sides, and these are complemented by removable Ranuki Offroad Dirty Flaps and Uneek 4x4 rock sliders.
For complete coverage of this mean and green JKU Wrangler Rubicon – and to read the full list of mods – pick up a copy of 4X4 Australia’s March 2017 issue, in stores now. Also, watch the above video to witness the Jeep in off-road action.