Mopar Underground Jeep Wrangler Overland

The Jeep Wrangler Overland is perfect for those craving travel and adventure. Taking a 2009 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited four-door, the Mopar Underground team turned the vehicle into a mobile “on-the-go” self-contained campsite.

To increase cargo capacity for hauling gear, the Jeep Wrangler Overland’s rear seats were replaced with a large, flat, rubberized utility floor. Mounted to the cargo rack is an all-new ARB two-person Simpson II rooftop-mounted tent and touring awning. The interior of the Jeep Wrangler Overland features water-resistant Mopar front-seat covers, rugged Mopar slush mats and a Daystar dash bin and lower switch panel.

Helping to enhance off-road travel is a new Mopar 2.5-inch suspension lift. A full-traction rear sway bar was added, allowing the addition of aggressive 35-inch tires mounted on 17-inch steel Mopar winter/off-road wheels. Additional off-road protection at the front and rear is provided by American Expedition Vehicles’ steel bumpers and for added security a Warn 9.5ti winch.

In order to prepare the Jeep Wrangler Overland for desert duty, an American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Jeep Wrangler heat-reduction hood and snorkel kit is fitted to the vehicle. Mopar windshield-mounted off-road lights and Daystar bumper-mounted lights provide additional lighting for nighttime and off-road driving.


12 Comments so far

  1. Julio Daal July 8th, 2009 4:48 pm

    Hi, I woul like to know how you guys attached the ARB roof rack to the Top of the Jeep, did you guys customize this attachment? Is there a website where I can buy the ARb rack for the rubicon jeep?



  2. Spencer August 2nd, 2009 9:49 pm

    Me and my dad were passing a jeep auto dealer and one passed us and we were very happy to see it for real!

  3. kevin westgate October 17th, 2009 2:50 am

    Hi, what a great looking vehicle.Colour is great, the white guards and harhtop sets it off. I would love to see many more photos, as being in NZ there wont be much hope of viewing it ,.I are just finishing restoring a 83′ cj8 harhtop. Great vehicles ,Jeeps. Cheers Kevin. 17th oct,. 09

  4. kevin westgate October 17th, 2009 3:11 am

    Hi, a question please. Is the Jeep a Unlimited as we know them down here. Is the top removable, and were the rear side windows cut in for the project. Again ,its looks great. Cheers, Kevin.

  5. Gary December 28th, 2009 8:02 pm

    Hi looks great. Where did you get the bumpers

  6. Curbside June 6th, 2010 5:40 pm

    Wheels and suspension are perfect. This thing looks great.

  7. chef Andy February 20th, 2011 12:48 pm

    im planning a trip from chicago to mexico by the end of the year and im looking for a small trailer that can attach to my 2009 jeep wrangler unlimited. i have had no lunk finding something that jeep sells any idea where i can find something ?

  8. Luis Costa April 5th, 2011 1:53 am


    I have a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4 door 2010 and want to ride some roof bars to apply a tent, is it possible to apply them to the hard-top, he will have strength to bear the weight?

  9. david marron July 28th, 2011 7:09 pm

    how did you build the rubberized floor in the rear, and what materials did you use, and can I purchase these materials.

  10. Danny B March 26th, 2013 6:32 pm

    How did u fit 35′ tires on a 17 x 7.5 rim?!?! I have 33’s on my original 17 x 7.5 jeep rims and was told I CANNOT go any bigger. Please explain

    Also Who makes the tires?!?!

    Also those rims are sweet in white, is there a specfic paint code or name of the white paint used

    please answer !

  11. Jeepin Jason March 27th, 2013 10:50 am

    The wheels really have no bearing on what size tire you can run. You could run 42″ tires on those wheels if you wanted to. To fit 35s you need at least 2″+ of lift or trimmed flares, and if you run them on the factory wheels you’ll have to get some wheel spacers to keep the tires from rubbing on the suspension or hitting the frame/body when you turn. That’s probably what whoever meant when they told you you couldn’t go over 33s — you can, but it requires additional modifications.

    The tires are BFG KM2s.

    The wheels were probably painted with the factory white since this was a Mopar-built vehicle. You could contact the dealership to get the color code, or if you’ve got a white JK the color code should be on the front left door jamb.

  12. Overland Gear October 14th, 2016 10:59 pm

    Nice to see projects like this coming from Jeep.

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