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Overland Classifieds :: 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Overland Build

The Wrangler is widely considered one of the best platforms for overlanding. It’s no surprise that it’s a popular option on our forum with recent expedition-ready examples like this 2013 Unlimited AEV with a Smittybilt Scout, a 2006 Rubicon Unlimited, and a 2016 Expedition Build. The Wrangler is one of the few 4WDs that has remained true to its mission, i.e., a hardcore, go-anywhere, utilitarian vehicle rather than becoming a lavish status symbol. Sure, newer models feature driver comforts, but it remains functional first. If you’d like to see what this vehicle is capable of, watch Expedition Portal field test the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, the 392 HEMI Wrangler Rubicon Recon, and the Wrangler Brute. The Wrangler is a compact vehicle, and for families or heavier builds, you should instead consider the Gladiator (see Hourless Life’s Gladiator build for inspiration). However, with some imagination, the Wrangler is still a valid rolling home, as demonstrated by builds from Drew Simms and Justin B. McBride. Today’s low-mileage (65,500 miles) rig showcases desirable interior comforts and an extensive list of premium modifications.

From the Seller:

Selling my 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon as is. This rig has been modified to create a great overland vehicle. It has everything you need to get out there comfortably. Selling because I haven’t been able to get out as much as I used to, and need a smaller vehicle for my daily commutes and city garage. [It] has been meticulously maintained. Oil changes and tire rotations every 3,000 miles, differential fluids changed at 40,000 miles, and air and cabin filters changed out after dusty trips. I have all the maintenance records on hand.”

2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Overland Build

The Wrangler is fitted with a 2.0-liter turbo engine that produces 270 horsepower, 295 pound-feet of torque, and returns 23/25 mpg (city/highway). A powerful, yet relatively economical, motor is mated with excellent go-anywhere capability thanks to heavy-duty 4WD, body-on-frame design, high and low range, front and rear locking differentials, front anti-roll bar disconnect, skid plates, and intelligent on-board systems, such as Hill Descent Control. Inside driver comforts include:

  • Infotainment system with navigation, 8.4-inch
  • Alpine premium audio
  • Autonomous emergency braking, Blind Spot monitoring, and rear-cross traffic detection
  • Leather seats

Distinguishing Features

  • AEV 2.5-inch RT lift with Bilstein shocks
  • BFGoodrich KO2 tires
  • Renogy 100-amp-hour battery and 100-watt solar panel
  • Baja Designs lighting
  • Mopar steel front bumper and Expedition One rear bumper
  • ARB compressor
  • Smittybilt winch

This 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Overland Build is listed for $42,000 and is currently located in Los Angeles, California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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