2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

This page gives a brief overview of the 2009 model year Unlimited Wranglers.  If you are looking for one to buy please check out the Unlimited page in our classifieds section.

 

 

Background of the Unlimited Concept

2004 LJThe Unlimited concept was first introduced by Chrysler in 2004 with the Unlimited TJ commonly known as the LJ in the Jeep community.  It featured a 10inch longer wheelbase and a standard Dana 44 rear axle.  In 2005 Jeep also offered a Rubicon Unlimited with all of the Rubicon off-road features in a LWB format.  Key benefits to many Jeep owners of the Unlimited TJ include but are not limited to the following:

  • Longer Wheelbase for:
    • Varied off-road capability
    • Smoother and more controlled ride on road
    • Increase towing capacity (3,500 lbs vs 2,000)
  • Larger Dana 44 Axle for:
    • Greater durability
    • Standard 3.73 gear ratio
    • Accommodation for larger tires
    • Improved Off-Road performance
  • Command-Trac 231 transfer case
  • More internal space / storage
  • Larger “trunk” rear area
  • Better styling, lines and visual appeal
  • Uniqueness, rareness and availability

For these reasons and more the Unlimited LJ was very popular with consumers and thus led Chrysler to iterate on it and re-release a completely redesigned version for model year 2007 with the JK body generation.

 

 

Four-Door Unlimited JK

2007 JK UnlimitedIn 2007 Chrysler unveiled the new Unlimited model which was a four door version of the wrangler a first for Jeep.  The Unlimited model boasted an over 20 inch wheelbase increase at 116in with much better seating room with only a 2.4in longer total length when compared to the 2006 TJ Unlimited.  For comparison, the 2-door versions of the JK featured a 2 inch longer wheelbase than that of the TJ but with a 2.5 in shorter length.  Both Standard and Unlimited JK Wranglers featured a 3.4 inch larger width.

Unlimited models brought a whole other level of SUV luxury to the Wrangler line and made it a more family friend option.  Such features include standard electronic stability programs, optional seat-mounted side airbags, remote key-less entry, navigation system, satellite radio and other modern amenities.

Overall, the JK incorporated contemporary convenience and style; mixing the old Jeep utilitarian foundation with the comfort of modern automobiles for a unique truck/suv option.  The Unlimited JK is also unique in that it is the only four door convertible available in the US, since the Hummer H1 ragtop is no longer in production.

 

Unlimited JK Photo Gallery

Displayed below are various 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited pictures from around the web.  This includes stock Jeeps as well as custom ones as well.  In the gallery below you will see pictures of the Unlimited in various stances as well interior and exterior shots.

 

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