Quite capable. The first three runs I made on the Rubicon trail was a heavy modded TJ, When I ran it with a stock JKURubi - I quickly learned tj has a better breakover and JK has better stability but does require a bit more steering work (does not turn as fast) and well a lot more skinny pedal (gotta be turning 1800 to feel like the old 4.0 did at 1300).
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The wagon should, of course, be as light as possible, but strength should not be sacrificed to lightness, for on any but the regularly traveled roads, the wagon will get many a hard knock...
Google breakover angle.....it is the maximum angle between front and rear tires at the frame...
08 JK 23S - Colorado Jeep Club No. 204
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I did a "difficult" trail in my JKUR a couple weeks after I bought it and although I managed to dent the skidplate and tear off my SS, it handled it just fine. I should've looked up the trail before going on it, but it survived. They're extremely capable stock as are the Sahara and Sport models.
Rubicon's are incredibly capable with their lower range transfer case and lockers, heavier duty components and quick-release sway bar. Things that need to be added to a non-Rubicon. As in any Jeep though, you might need a lift or larger tires or both to get more ground clearance depending on the type of trails and obstacles you want to do.
2012 Rubicon Unlimited Freedom Top, Mopar rock rails, Marathon seat covers, 2" Mopar lift, Mopar Sunbonnet, Bestop Duster. Prior 2006 Rubicon Unlimited modified, 98 Cherokee Classic, Three Early Broncos