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.
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.
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.”
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.