Get 35-inch tires from the factory for the first time.
Jeep previewed its first vehicle to come from the factory with 35-inch tires last month. It's called the Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon Package and it looks a lot like how you'd spec a Jeep for off-roading with aftermarket parts. At the Chicago Auto Show, Jeep revealed the price of the new package, and it seems like a good deal.
"As an icon built around 80 years of unmatched 4x4 capability, the Wrangler has always pushed the limit of what a Jeep can do off road, and the new Xtreme Recon Package with 35-inch tires straight from the factory pushes that limit even further," said Jim Morrison, Vice President, Jeep Brand North America. "While the Xtreme Recon Package sets the benchmark for 4x4 capability, the easy-to-use Sunrider Flip Top for Hardtop fortifies Wrangler's open-air spirit."
The Xtreme Recon Package will set you back $3,995. That gets you the 35-inch BF Goodrich K02 all-terrain tires. It also comes with beadlock wheels, a swing gate reinforcement to hold those giant tires, a 4.56:1 axle ratio (up from 4.10:1 on the Rubicon), and a 1.5-inch lift.
That brings the Wrangler even more capability than it already has. Jeep says with the Xtreme package the Wrangler has best-in-class approach angle, departure angle, ground clearance and water fording ability. The approach angle is 47.4 and departure is 40.4. Those are the same measurements as the Rubicon on those tires. Water fording is at 33.6 inches and ground clearance is a healthy 12.9 inches.
The Xtreme Recon pack is only offered on the Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited 3.6-liter automatic with eTorque and the Wrangler Rubicon 392. That means you have to start at the $43,045 base price of a Rubicon. To that you need to add the eTorque powertrain, which bumps the price up by $1,750 and adds the automatic transmission for $1,500. So adding the Recon Package to that leaves you with a final price of $51,540. The Rubicon 392 with the Recon pack costs $77,740. Production at the Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Plant will start in August.