by Chris Cordes

The Jeep Wrangler has always been a very capable, and well received vehicle in the overland community. With a selectable wheelbase, low price tag, simplistic design and rugged durability it’s easy to understand why over 160,000 people bought the latest model, the JK, in the U.S. and Canada alone just last year. Few of those, however, are as well equipped, or astoundingly capable as this Rubicon model JK-8 we’ve found today.

At the heart of this wrangler lies the new 3.6 liter Pentastar V6, which gives the JK the power it deserves with 285 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The added Rubicon package includes front and rear electronic locking differentials, two Dana 44 axles, and a 4:1 low range transfer case to help you crawl through any tough situation you may find yourself in. After leaving the factory this vehicle received a Mopar JK-8 conversion package along with a Rhino lined tub and a full AEV JK350 package.

Take a closer look on Ebay Motors here:

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Here’s a look at what the dealer has to say:

Beautiful Deep Cherry Red 2012 Rubicon with MOPAR JK-8 truck package installed. Retail price reflects installed option cost included. Manual transmission and cloth interior, this one of a kind is for the Jeep enthusiast looking for performance and truck convenience. This 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JK-8 includes added Off Road accessories;

- AEV Off Road conversion package JK350 Installed:

AEV Premium Front Bumper, IPF 900 Off-Road Lights, AEV Front Bumper Skid Plate,AEV Winch Mount, Warn 9.5cti Winch,AEV Tow Loops, AEV Heat Reduction Hood, AEV Rear Bumper, AEV Water Pump Kit, AEV Tire Carrier, AEV CHMSL (3rd Brake Light), AEV 3.5? DualSport SC Suspension, AEV Frequency-Tuned Progressive Rate Springs, AEV ProCal, Heavy Duty Steering Damper, AEV High Steer Kit, AEV Rear Stabilizer End Link, AEV Performance Tuned Shocks, AEV Jack Base, AEV 17? Alloy Wheels, AEV Savegre Wheels (Black), BF Goodrich 35? Mud-Terrain Tires

- Tubular Doors w/ Heavy Duty Storage Pockets

- JK-8 Pickup Truck Conversion Installed

- Rhino Lining Spray On Bed Liner Installed

- Uniden CB Radio

- Shovel

La Aduana: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JK8

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About the Author: Chris Cordes

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, for college in 2009. While working on his business degree in the Embry-Riddle undergraduate program, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. He fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, which led him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. Chris was immediately hooked by the concept of overlanding, which combines the excitement and adventure of flying with his affection for cars and trucks. After receiving his degree, Chris did a summer internship with Overland International before accepting a full-time position on our team.