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WranglerLimited Edition Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Tomb Raider Model Available in July
Posted by mike on 2003/5/22 0:00:00 (1707) reads

Unfortunately, Laura not included.

The limited edition 2003 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Tomb Raider model debuts in July to coincide with the release of the new film "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." A customized version of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is driven in the film by virtual game heroine Lara Croft, played by Angelina Jolie.

Wrangler Rubicon Tomb Raider model

 "The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is the most capable Jeep ever built, so the heroic and extreme environment in which Lara Croft uses her custom Wrangler Rubicon in Tomb Raider is accurate," said Jeff Bell, Vice President, Jeep, Chrysler Group. "This is more than just a product placement. We have created a 360-degree integrated marketing campaign around the movie and the debut of the Wrangler Rubicon Tomb Raider model."

Based on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon designed and created specifically for the movie, the Wrangler Rubicon Tomb Raider model highlights the unbeatable capability of the Wrangler Rubicon in extreme conditions. Unique exterior features on the Wrangler Rubicon Tomb Raider model are 16-inch Alcoa forged aluminum wheels, Tomb Raider badging and a number of Mopar accessories including a light bar, riveted fender flares, tubular grille guard, diamond plate bumper guard, rock rails, fog lamp and taillamp guards, black tubular grille guard, fog lamps with brush guards, riveted fender flares in graphite, aluminum diamond plate bumper guard in black, black rock rails and taillamp guards.

Inside the Wrangler Rubicon Tomb Raider are unique Dark Slate fabric seats with red accent stitching down the center, silver surround instrument panel bezel, red seat belts and a Tomb Raider badge with serial number. As with the custom vehicle in the film, all Wrangler Rubicon Tomb Raider models are offered in Bright Silver.

Intended to be a collector's vehicle, a limited edition of just over 1,000 vehicles will be available beginning in July at dealerships across the U.S. The base price of the Wrangler Rubicon Tomb Raider is $28,815, including destination.

The Chrysler Group's Jeep Design Studio team, in collaboration with Kirk Petruccelli and Graham Kelly from the Paramount Tomb Raider production team, designed and built the customized Jeep Wrangler Rubicon featured in the film. The Jeep Design Studio applied that same design theme from the custom Wrangler Rubicon for the movie vehicle to this production model.

Under the skin, the Tomb Raider model is based on the most capable vehicle ever built -- Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. As all Wrangler Rubicon models, the Tomb Raider model features Tru-Lok™ driver actuated front and rear locking differentials, front and rear Dana model 44 axles, four-wheel disc brakes, Rock-Trac™ 4:1 low range transfer case and maximum traction reinforced 31-inch tall tires with a trail grabbing tread pattern.

"In the movie, this vehicle will be showcased in many rugged and extreme situations, highlighting key strengths of the brand in a new and exciting way," said Bell. "You'll see the Jeep crossing harsh desert and jungle terrain without any difficulty -- true Jeep capability."

To showcase Jeep vehicle capability and authenticity, the brand is creating 30- and 60- second spots that feature footage from the film as well as original footage in which Jolie appears as Lara Croft. Print advertising will start in mid-May for June issues, and TV advertising will air on June 9.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: me
p.s. the movie SUCKED!!! but Angelina a super hottie none the less; great personal fantasy material ever since Hackers!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: me
i was owner of a 1981 cj5. i used it as my primary vehicle for five years. it had no air conditioning and very little heat. also it was a really rough ride and not at all weather proof. I recently bought this TR2 edition rubicon and love it more and more as time goes by. it's very quiet, has a super suspension for a smooth soft ride; it's really comfortable -- i don't get wet nor sweat nor freeze!!! it's great to have a hard top and doors. i have #0661. it was used with only 5,830 miles.

to answer the last post, i recall reading that the movie version rubicon had a 'custon' rollbar and 'custon' front skid plate.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Nichol
Can anybody tell me where I can get that Roll Bar? I really want to put one on my Unlimited Rubicon!! please email me at nichol_stinger@yahoo.com Thanks

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: James
the front skid plate is custom made.
take a pic in to a good machine shop and have them make you one. (I dont know how long it will last off road though.)

the light bar. isnt really a light bar at all. it is just 4 hella's attached to the inside cage. No tops will work with this light setup.
I suggest a carr rota bar and lower it as close to the windshield frame as possible. you will have to pull the bar out when you install your hard top, but its not a big thing to do.

the olympic double nerfs are upside down. they look better the other way.

Hanson Enterprises front and rear bumpers.
ARB makes a similar one.

skyjacker 4' lift.
Mickey thompson 35's

Nice jeep. I am trying to replicate one but i am leaving the stock cage.

Cheers

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: DONALD
DOES ANT ONE KNOW WHERE TO BUY THE ROLL BAR USED IN THE MOVIE??? ALSO FRONT SKID PLATE WITH LIGHTS IN IT ??? ANY HELP GREATLY APPRECIATED E-MAIL OR CALL TOLL FREE 1-888-892-0600 . THANKS AGAIN

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Michael
I recently purchased one of these and it is an incredible vehicle. Apparently only 1,005 were built but I received #1,039. The dealer told me that they began with the number 1000 but this was proved wrong when I saw one on ebay numbered 0010. I can't imagine that I was douped into buying a fake, seeing how this is certainly a TR Rubicon, bought new from a 5 star dealer. I just am curious if anyone knows how jeep numbered these vehicles and how many were ACTUALLY produced. Most I've seen are softops, but my came with a hardtop only. Perhaps that has something to do with it. I would appreciate any response to this because I am left wondering. Please email me at AVALONLANDING@AOL.com

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Weoflun
Lol, I don't know much about 4Runner's (though I do like them) but the Grand's Quadra Trac, or Quadra-Drive, has three mechanically enganged progressive locking differentials. I believe the Toyota's are all electronic? If so, they'll go out like my power windows in 4 years.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: to hell with hondas
i dont think it is physically possible to throw up as much as i did when i first saw this. wow. it has a lightbar.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: James
the front skid plate is custom made.
take a pic in to a good machine shop and have them make you one.

light bar. isnt really a light bar at all. it is attached to the inside cage. No tops will work with this light setup. I suggest a carr rota bar and lower it as close to the windshield frame as possible. you will have to pull the bar out when you install your hard top, but its not a big thing to do.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Brent
HELP !!!!!!!
I need help debating the jeep quadra-trac system vs the 03 4runner 4x4 system on edmunds.com under the town hall section, grand cherokee vs 03 4runner......thanks !!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Todd
here is my comment: I think the jeep engineers did an awesome job in first desigining such a capable vehicle, and as far as the designers who crafted this beast for tomb raider, well great job it looks like an ass kicker !!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: rich
OOOOoohhhh..does it come with an "official"
Lara Croft doll? Or maybe, when engaged, the
air bags deploy in the shape of her breasts?

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: casey
here is my comment i own one #0741 better than my 2000 sport which i loved until a cow steped in front of it. The new one is going to get lifted of course and 33's i just wish it came with the roll bars that was on the original. If any one know were i can get them e-mail me.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Tim
As a Rubicon owner, I think we already get too much crap from the "Built, not bought" crowd. Having someone make a "Barbie Rubicon" like this is a mistake. I Use mine, but I endured all the "You'll never get it dirty for that price" comments before I got the first Arizona pinstriping and scratches.

We don't need this.
Tim
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