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Jeep® Releases Official Details On Wrangler Rubicon Xtreme Recon Package:

Watch Out Bronco Sasquatch, Wrangler Is Coming For You!

Thanks to an article released early on the Overland Expo homepage earlier this week, we quickly learned more details about an interesting test vehicle our spy photographers caught back in May. This morning, the Jeep® brand released details backing up the Overland Expo article, on the new Xtreme Recon package (not to be confused with the Mexican limited edition Rubicon Xtreme-Trail Rated model). The new off-road package is aimed squarely at the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco Sasquatch package, which is currently now starting to show up at Ford dealers.

2021 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 with Xtreme Recon package. (Jeep).

Exclusively for the four-door Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon and Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392, the Xtreme Recon package adds 35-inch LT315/70R17C BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires, 17-inch x 8-inch Beadlock capable wheels, 4.56:1 axle ratio, a 1.5-inch lift, and specifically tuned shocks.

Jeep has opened orders for the new package this morning, on 2021 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon and Rubicon 392 models. Those vehicles will begin production in August, at the Toledo Assembly Complex – North facility

2021 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 with Xtreme Recon package. (Jeep).

A new 4.88:1 axle ratio will also be available on the Wrangler Rubicon. When paired with the 6-speed manual transmission, this optional axle ratio delivers a best-in-class 100:1 crawl ratio for increased wheel torque and control when navigating off-road obstacles. The 4.88:1 axle ratio will be available for ordering later in 2021.

  Wrangler Unlimited Xtreme Recon Bronco Sasquatch 4-DR
Tire Size 315/70/17 BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 (35-inch diameter) 315/70/17 Goodyear Territory (35-inch diameter)
Approach Angle 47.4 degrees 43.2 degrees
Breakover 26.7 degrees 26.3 degrees
Departure Angle 40.4 degrees 37 degrees
Crawl Ratio 100:1 (When equipped with 4.88s) 67.8:1
Ground Clearance 12.9 inches 11.5 inches
Water Fording 33.6 inches 34 inches
Wheelbase 118.4 inches 116.4 inches

“For the first time ever, the new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Xtreme Recon Package delivers 35-inch tires straight from the factory,” said Jim Morrison, Vice President, Jeep Brand North America. “We have been listening to and watching our customers make this one of the most popular modifications to their Wranglers, and now we will deliver this exciting new package, along with an industry-first 100:1 crawl ratio, off the showroom floor at our Jeep dealerships.”

2021 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 with Xtreme Recon package. (Jeep).

Jeep also announced that it will present the new Xtreme Recon package to the public at the Chicago Auto Show next month, alongside the updated 2022 Jeep Compass.

For ordering information, you can contact your local Jeep dealer

Robert S. Miller

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AEV had all the hardware ready, Ford had to know it was coming.

Heck, AEV has 37" package so even if Ford response it just packaging for the Wrangler to respond. Ford being IS on all corners makes it difficult.

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AEV had all the hardware ready, Ford had to know it was coming.

Heck, AEV has 37" package so even if Ford response it just packaging for the Wrangler to respond. Ford being IS on all corners makes it difficult.

Get things out of the factory with proper build (pre-Chip shortage)is a big problem for Ford.
Hence why Ford make the least Automotive profits among the Legacy Michigan 3 OEM’s.

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Apparently Ford has a Bronco on 37 inch tires in development right now, internally called the Warthog. It will be interesting to see just how quick they respond.

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Apparently Ford has a Bronco on 37 inch tires in development right now, internally called the Warthog. It will be interesting to see just how quick they respond.

Solid axle is basically infinite, or at least to a practical tipping moments. IFS has to have dynamic redesign.

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My opinion would be that majority of buyers will not actually care about who has the best on paper specs. Wrangler is better offroader as it will have better articulation / less 3wheel tottering and has better visibility.

But it is the other characteristics of the vehicles that will make the difference. Do you like something that feels bigger and looks blocky = Bronco. Likely more comfortable front seats = bronco. Open air hardtop design = Bronco. Do you have to have that new shiny thing = bronco

I think there is space for both the wrangler and bronco to be successful. No doubt the bronco will make jeep better.

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