Shafer Trail Road switch-backs and traffic make this dirt road in Canyonland National Park very … [+] exciting to drive
It’s the official vehicle of Park City, Utah. Or so it seems from driving Route 224 on any given day.
I bought my first Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon in 2017. That was the JK model, which ran from 2007 until 2018. I’ve since upgraded to a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, which is the second year for the new JL model…the fourth generation of the popular Wrangler platform.
I initially bought the Wrangler to have a convertible option in the summer. It wasn’t for off-roading, per se, and I made no modifications. This time around, though, the pandemic has inspired me to explore off-grid camping and overlanding throughout the Utah backcountry. And, well, the stock Rubicon just won’t do. After much research, the following is the list of upgrades to make it more off-road capable along with setting it apart from so many other Jeep Wrangler JLs in my hometown.
1. Mopar 2” Lift Kit with Fox Series Shocks ($1,675)
The lift kit is a first step for any Jeep Wrangler build, and it’s ideal to go with a factory-supported version to be certain about compatibility and performance…