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Mojitos and Lift Kits: The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Is All Ready for Mopar Parts

By: · December 1, 2017

2018 Jeep Wrangler Custom

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Chrysler’s Mopar division has readied 200-plus off-road mods for the JL-generation 2018 Wrangler before the new Jeep even treads on a showroom floor.

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The two kitted-out Wranglers at the L.A. auto show aren’t limited-edition decal jobs—although you can be assured those will soon follow. They’re sample creations using parts from the latest Jeep Performance Parts and Mopar accessories catalog.

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The Mojito Green four-door Rubicon is as tall and stiff as the cocktail, featuring a two-inch lift and 35-inch-tall BFGoodrich KM2 tires on 17-inch beadlock wheels. Because the Wrangler’s standard doors serve no real purpose other than to be removed, Mopar offers in their place corral-style gates made of two-inch-thick steel tubing. Below them, friction-coated rock rails provide grip when the adventurous driver inevitably sticks the Wrangler in deep mud and has to hop out of the vehicle to get it unstuck; the water-resistant Warn winch could help with this task. Grab handles attached to the roll bars, rubber floor mats with drainage plugs, and first-aid kits hanging onto the front seatbacks will make the adventure that much more enjoyable.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Custom

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For search-party rescues, the Mojito Jeep comes with four auxiliary LED lamps operable via a prewired dashboard switch. A pair of seven-inch, 8000-lumen lights attaches to a bar above the winch, and another five-inch, 4000-lumen pair mount at the base of the A-pillars. A snorkel and a cold-air intake keep the 3.6-liter V-6 humming under shoulder-deep water, while a reinforced tailgate mount can support a 37-inch-tall spare tire and neatly integrates the third brake light within the wheel hub.

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The white two-door Sport hardtop also has the same two-inch lift and 35-inch tires, although the KO2-spec rubber has a milder tread pattern and mounts on traditional 17-inch aluminum wheels. Its contrasting black grille, black fuel cap, black Moab-inspired door graphics, four LED auxiliary lamps, and spare-tire reinforcement aren’t the story here. More notable is the fact that this is the first ever Wrangler with a factory roof rack that can be configured to mount cargo carriers, skis, snowboards, or bikes. It also has a new, hinged “tailgate table” that swings down from the inside of the tailgate.

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The first JL Wranglers should be delivered in the coming weeks. Time to start customizing.

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-2017 L.A. Auto Show Full Coverage

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