Although we have had a chance to take JET Li, our brand new 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited, out on dirt and even up some rocks down the street from us, what Cindy and I have been really dying to do, is put him to the test and out on one of our all time favorite trails, Last Chance Canyon. Located in the El Paso Mountains near the town of Ridgecrest, Last Chance Canyon is a relatively short but beautiful trail that’s filled with tons of great history and of course, plenty of rocks that are just small enough for a bone stock Jeep to take on but still big enough for a built up Jeep to have fun on. In fact, it’s because of this reason that we typically like to take people who are new to Jeeps, out on this trail and to give them their very first taste of wheeling.
In this episode of the JL Journal, you get to see totally raw and unscripted footage of JET Li taking on the rocks, out in Last Chance Canyon and totally bone stock. Clearly, what you’ll see is far far from hardcore rock crawling but we think it’ll give you some idea of what an JL Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited is capable of and right off the showroom floor. We will have to apologize ahead of time for the quality of this video as we were using a back-up camera the day this was filmed and it isn’t exactly the best. We hope that you’ll enjoy the video just the same.
What’s with the fan getting so excited? Were you in 4-Low?
I was in 4-Low but didn’t have the automatic transmission shifted into 1st. Manually shifting into gear solved the problem.