Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon King at SEMA

Hot off the press at Chryler’s media-only blog, we bring you the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon King SEMA vehicle. Here’s what they had to say:

“Basically, the vehicle is stripped of everything you don’t need. It’s stripped down for rock crawling. They even took the radio out,” said Mark Allen, senior manager of Jeep Truck Design Studio.
Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon King

In addition to the radio, the designers also took out the rear seat. In its place sits a spare 37-inch tire which is clamped to the 17-inch wheel, again, all the better for rock crawling. As Allen explained, rock crawlers often deflate their tires, and need them clamped so they stay on the wheel. You can’t see it here, but there’s a Detroit Tigers logo in the center of the spare.
Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon King

The 4-Wheel Drive emblem on the back was spray-painted through a stencil, which Allen said was the same way many Jeep enthusiasts used to do things.

There’s also a customized rollbar, and a customized hood from American Expedition Vehicles with dual air intakes.

The concept is in keeping with the iconic image of the Jeep brand, Allen said. “If it looks like the Jeep we always built, then I did my job,” he said.

Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon King

This is from the press release:
Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon King
An amplification of Jeep’s most capable off-road machine. Taking full advantage of the 4:1 ratio Rock-Trac transfer case and Tru-Lok equipped Dana 44 axles, the Rubicon King utilizes massive BF Goodrich 37×12.50-17 TA Krawler tires mounted on Mopar/Hutchinson beadlock wheels. Superlift Suspension provided its new 4-inch lift for extra ground clearance and Warn-supplied new 9.0 RC Rock Crawling Winch.

Custom features include relocation of the spare tire where the back seat used to reside, fender flares and grille trimmed for extreme clearance, trick lighting, military spec tow shackles and radio delete plate. Other features include American Expedition vehicle’s new heat-reduction hood and rear corner guards.

Not destined to be a show queen, it’ll be put to the test in Moab Utah during Easter Jeep Safari.

17 Comments so far

  1. Brett October 31st, 2006 12:12 am

    LOVE IT! looks good w/ the narrower grill and trimmed flares/fenders/flenders/whatever!

  2. joe November 1st, 2006 7:45 pm

    Looks great but they are removing the Jeep name off the sides and front?

    What is up with that.

    It has Mopar on the side.

  3. Jeepin Jason November 1st, 2006 9:23 pm

    The Mopar on the side is because it was built with Mopar accessories (some of them anyway). But yes, the Jeep is gone from the sides of the body. :(

  4. 4-Wheel Drive / Offroading November 5th, 2006 12:50 pm

    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon King SEMA

    I ran right by this ride at the SEMA show. It’s not that I didn’t like it (although it is a little on the orange side), there was just so much to see and do. However, Jeepin’ Jason covered it in his blog and had some great shots of th…

  5. jerry curl November 9th, 2006 6:21 pm

    Piece of shit…! Gonna take out the back seat and waste all that space on a spare. Where the fuck am i gonna put the keg…!?

  6. greg chaster January 17th, 2007 11:38 pm

    love the color,for mr curl,it’s arock crawler dude. one question, how did they put 37’s on with 4” lift? it’s friggggginnnn awesome

  7. Jeepin Jason January 18th, 2007 10:04 am

    The JK’s wheel wells are considerably bigger than a TJ’s. The JK comes stock with up to 32’s, and you could fit 33’s with just a budget boost. 3” kits fit 35’s, and the 4-4.5” kits fit 37’s with just a little trimming at the base of the wheel wells.

  8. Terry Trost July 14th, 2007 9:39 am

    Where can I get a copy of the “4 Wheel Drive” stencil?

  9. Orrin September 11th, 2007 5:03 pm

    does anybody know the color code for its paint??

  10. j.c. January 3rd, 2008 11:48 pm

    were can i buy those head lights?

  11. Fred Foster February 11th, 2008 5:28 pm

    Mopar I mean Jeep really bugs me with it’s double standards.
    Mopar catalog got nothing.
    Lifetime blah blah blah. oops page nine (9) ...depth is known to be less than 20 inches…. not be covered…. no more lifts…no more after market….no more do it your self… dealer chrome only. Beadlock Rock Monster Wheels off road only not covered.
    Mopar Jeep stop showing Rubicon Trail rated Jeep and stick to mom’s chrome mall rated mopar taxi. read the small print life time is very limited.
    Get some dirt in your hair and water in your oil off road rules.
    “Have fun out there. Jeep.”...what on the way to the mall.

    Looking for accessories I got more no’s than prome night.
    Six hundred miles and my Lifetime fades with every option I install.

    Fred Foster

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  13. charmaine August 29th, 2008 8:31 am

    well personally love the rubi king and i would buy one in a heartbeat if they would just start boulding them! i like everything about it its awsome and i wouldnt change it at all the only thing i dont like is that they just turn them back into scrap metal HAVE THEY EVER HEARD OF BARRETT JACKSON???? DUH

  14. Kevin September 5th, 2008 5:15 pm

    Has anyone come across the color code yet? Or is it a custom blend? Its one of those colors that just jumps out at ya….

  15. Mike September 28th, 2008 10:12 pm

    I love jeeps, and I especially love this jeep! wow. It looks too much like it’s fake in a showroom though… It belongs in the dirt somewhere; I only wish I were driving it!

  16. R. Weber (germany) November 7th, 2009 8:32 am

    Hallo, is it possible to get some more pictures from the inside for example. And where are the fenders from in the front. Do you prefere the diesel engine or the benzin engine.
    Thank you

    Rüdiger Weber

  17. Sarros elias apostolos October 8th, 2012 2:50 pm

    Hallo, I really like the jk fender flares that you have installed, is it possible to tell me from which company you have bought it and also how bigger that the stock flare it is? Because i have the nittto trail grapler 37×12.5×18 and i wouldn’t like the wheel to exceed the flare.

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