2014 Jeep (JK) Wrangler Rubicon Unltd.





Featuring a 3.6L Pentastar 24-valve VVT 285 HP 260 pound-feet of torque engine with 6-speed NSG370 manual transmission (with overdrive) for a 73.1:1 crawl ratio;

Dana 44 heavy-duty solid front and rear end with Tru-Lok and Rock-Trac 4x4 transfer case (4.10 low-gear rear ratio);

In cab, front sway bar disconnect system; performance suspension and rock rails; 10-inch ground clearance

Tilt steering; full metal doors with electric roll-up windows; factory skid plates over a 22-gallon fuel tank and transfer case;

In dash, U-connect Alpine 730N AM/FM/SAT/BT CD/DVD 368-amp audio system with 7 speakers; Garmin GPS navigation

ICOM 207H VHF/UHF FM transceiver with a Diamond SG7500NMO Antenna as well as a Yaesu VX-5R tri-band handheld;

Replacement short black whip antenna; Uniden Pro 510XL 40 Channel CB two-way radio with Radiall/Larsen NMO Low Band 47 inch antenna;

Pair of Level-o-Gage Clinometers; front inch Smitty-Built D-shackles with isolators and factory tow hook rear;

B.F. Goodrich Mud-Terrain KM LT255/75/R17 Tires (overall 32.1 diameter) on Rugged Ridge Jesse Spade 17x9 inch Wheels in Gun Metal with tire pressure monitoring system and metal valve stems and covers;

Staun tire deflators for semi-automatic air down; portable onboard air compressor; and Warn Elite front bumper mounted Warn HS9500i winch with safety thimble and transit cluster (T, R, and J).


What Causes Corrugated, Washboard Roads in the Desert?


Off-Roading Classes and Videos:

United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Off-Road Driving Clinic, May 1997

Dakota Off Road's Driving Clinic, February 2004

Bill Burke's 4-Wheeling America (Advanced 4WD Self Recovery), 15 March 2010

 Upper Coyote Canyon, ABSDP: Backing Up and Going Through (February 2011)


Winching Gone Wrong:

1) Use Big Trees

2) Wear Gloves and Pull Straight

3) Pad the Tree

4) Winch off a Frame Point

5) Not Convinced on No. 4?


Tire Height Calculator


2017 Mazda Versus 2014 Jeep (video)



Created: 24 May 2008; revised, 12 October 2020.