One of the coolest things about owning a Wrangler is the ability to make it your own: Besides broad aftermarket support, you can get 200-plus custom parts straight from the factory via parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ performance arm, Mopar. To showcase just how awesome its own custom parts are, Jeep will be bringing a limited-edition Wrangler outfitted with a bunch of equipment from Mopar’s Jeep Performance Parts to the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.
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All we can see right now is the rear quarter of the Wrangler, but it’s got some knobby off-road tires and beadlock (or beadlock-look) wheels, and the doors have been replaced with tube-style doors that provide a bit more safety than Jeep’s signature “doors off” look.
The Wrangler on display will likely have lots more custom parts to show off from Mopar’s expansive Jeep Performance Parts catalog. Expect to see some upgraded or additional lighting elements, maybe a lift to fit those bigger tires — and much, much more. In the past we’ve driven both a Wrangler and its pickup truck sibling, the Gladiator, with lots of Mopar parts that included lift kits, bigger wheels and tires, and even some performance improvements for the engine.
Since Jeep is calling this a “limited-edition” Wrangler, it seems likely that shoppers will be able to order one with all the parts already installed — and presumably for a price increase over a stock version of the same trim level of the Wrangler. That feels like it takes something away from the experience of making a Wrangler entirely your own, but there’s always the option to order these parts a la carte (a la parte?) instead.
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We should know more about the Jeep Performance Parts Wrangler when it arrives in Chicago, so stay tuned for all our expert coverage live from the auto show floor in February.
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