Combining a slew of high-tech features and electronics, superior fuel efficiency, and the agile off-road mobility you expect out of Jeeps, the 2018 Wrangler JL brings fresh new capabilities to a tried-and-true design. Launching the Wrangler’s 4th generation in impressive style, the JL comes in both 2-door (JL) and 4-door (JLU) configurations, using a new frame with 96.8” and 118.4” wheelbases. The vehicle’s track has increased by 2.5” over the JK to 64.4”, while the fording depth is still 30”. Among the engine options is a sizzling new 2.0L turbocharged eTorque engine option developing 268 hp and 295 ft-lbs of torque – with a 3.0L EcoDiesel engine on the horizon for 2019, cranking out 260 hp and 442 ft-lbs. The fresh approach doesn’t end there – other options include a new 8-speed automatic transmission, while the Sky One-Touch power convertible top puts in its first appearance on a Jeep model. The JL offers your more power than the JK, a lightweight aluminum hard-top in place of the steel top, Goodyear Kevlar tires – plus completely new Dana axles, optimized electric axle lockers, and a Trak-Lok differential that work together to give a useful boost to crawl ratios.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL takes a big leap forward into the future, and Extreme Terrain’s high quality aftermarket JL parts give you everything you need to customize your exciting new ride to match your off-roading style. Aftermarket bumpers are still a great choice as a mod to the JL, increasing the strength and thickness of the steel, providing fiercer styling, and offering extras like winch mounts, stingers, and extra winch mounts. With the license plate mount now integrated into the rear bumper, though, you may need to wait for purpose-built JL aftermarket rear bumpers or relocate the plate up to the spare tire, making aftermarket rear bumpers a little harder to add than on the JK. The JL is still very mod-friendly, and you can deck it out with off-road LED lighting for those adventures under the desert stars, 35” tires, high quality lift kits to give it even more ground clearance and articulation, body armor, fender flares, and rock sliders or side steps to personalize it for your taste and needs. Whatever you need to get your new 2018 JL ready for your favorite trails, Extreme Terrain has the sturdy, reliable, up-to-date components for your project.
Chris S, 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJPost Production Artist Never owned a wrangler, was a big motorcycle and sports car fan. I wanted a simple vehicle that would go wherever I wanted and was easy enough to work on.