Look Out Sasquatch, Jeep Adds 35-inch Tires to the Wrangler

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Photo credit: Stellantis
Photo credit: Stellantis
  • The Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon package adds a set of 35-inch tires and a 1.5-inch lift kit to the already capable Jeep Wrangler.

  • This package is available on Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon four-door models.

  • The package looks to compete with the Ford Bronco Sasquatch package, which also features 35-inch diameter tires from the factory.

The folks at Jeep are getting ready to compete with some fierce competition from Ford, and have stopped pulling any punches. The latest addition to the Wrangler lineup is stuffed with upgrades you’d more commonly find in an off-road catalog than from a factory-fresh Jeep. The Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon package sports a 1.5-inch lift and rolls on a set of 35-inch tires that wrap 17-inch bead-lock capable wheels.

The increased ground clearance should be good news for folks that want even more out of an unmodified Jeep Wrangler. With the bigger tires and lift kit, the Wrangler can now ford 33.6-inches of water and sports 12.9-inches of ground clearance. That’s a 2.1-inch increase in ground clearance over the already capable Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. For those curious, the 35-inch tires slated for the new package is a set of BF Goodrich KO2 all-terrains.

If you’re wondering if these upgrades are available on the Hemi-powered Wrangler 392, there’s some good news. You can tack this package onto your Hemi-powered Wrangler, or a Pentastar-powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon four-door model. That means you should be able to have a fire-breathing, Hemi-powered off-roader without having to do much more than make your monthly payment.

The Recon package makes its public debut at this year’s Chicago Auto Show in July. If you’re not venturing to Chicago to check it out, Jeep says production is slated to start in August, so you should see these babies hit your local Jeep dealer before the end of the year.

Do you think that this Rubicon Xtreme will curb the demand of the Ford Bronco? Let us know in the comments below.

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