The Jeep Wrangler is the most capable 4×4 vehicle available at a Jeep dealership today. But what if you want to go to extremes, like Billy Joel once sang about? Are you too high or too low? Maybe you’re setting yourself up for the kill? How much do you think you can take? Well, Jeep’s Wrangler Xtreme Recon package is here to test your limits and see how far you want to push things with your Jeep Wrangler when you take it out on the trail. This package is available on the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Rubicon 392, so if you really want to go to Xtremes, then this is the package for you!
The Xtreme Recon features a great assortment of factory modifications for your Jeep Wrangler that will improve its off-road performance, which sounds like a tall order indeed considering the Wrangler Rubicon’s unmatched off-road performance. The 2022 Jeep Wrangler can trace its lineage back to the 1940 Willys Overland Quad, and its predecessors served this nation in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. This is one 4×4 vehicle that is battle-tested, so you know you are going to get rugged performance by going to Xtremes.
“An Icon Built Around 80 Years of Unmatched 4×4 Capability”
The new Wrangler Xtreme Recon package is designed to enhance the already outstanding capabilities of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Jeep Brand North America’s Vice President Jim Morrison said, “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.” Those tires in question are LT315/70R17C BF Goodrich K02 all-terrain tires. These will give you the size and grip you need for the toughest off-road obstacles. Jeep wraps them around 17-inch by 8-inch beadlock capable wheels. These wheels secure the tire bead in place using both an inner and outer ring so you can do some serious rock crawling with your Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon.
Jeep also provides a swing gate reinforcement to keep the external spare tire on the Wrangler Xtreme Recon. As you know, the Wrangler is one of the only vehicles that gives you a full-size spare tire prominently mounted on the vehicle’s tailgate. This will give you peace of mind that the spare will stay in place while you push your Jeep Wrangler to the limits.
The Wrangler Xtreme Recon package even adds some other unique benefits to your Jeep. The axle ratio has been shortened to 4.56:1 for better off-road performance. You can also order an optional 4.88:1 axle ratio on Jeep Wrangler Rubicon models with the Xtreme Recon package. Jeep has added a 1.5-inch factory suspension lift to improve ground clearance and water fording, which will give you an astounding total ground clearance of 12.9 inches. Finally, the Xtreme Recon package includes uniquely tuned shocks with an uprated suspension system that will give you a softer and more comfortable ride while you careen over rocks, sand dunes, and riverbeds.
Best-in-Class Angles, Ground Clearance, and Water Fording
All of these great features will work together to give you unmatched off-road performance. To say that a Jeep Wrangler equipped with the Xtreme Recon package is best in class for all off-road SUVs is an understatement. No other vehicle available from your dealer will give you the angles, ground clearance, and water fording capabilities of this Jeep Wrangler.
The approach angle of the Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon is a breathtaking 47.4 degrees. This is coupled with a breakover angle of 26.7 degrees and a departure angle of 40.4 degrees. This will allow you to get up and over obstacles and dunes that other 4×4 off-road vehicles will have to steer around. You will be able to match the extremes of the outdoors with the Xtreme Recon’s unmatched performance, giving you confidence that your Jeep Wrangler can handle whatever you encounter on the trail.
Ground clearance is often an issue for many vehicles when you go off-roading. There are plenty of vital systems located in the underside of your Jeep. With 12.9 inches of ground clearance, you know you can get over all the rocks and logs without taking out your oil pan or ripping off your rear bumper. Now that is really going to Xtremes!
As you can probably imagine, an off-road vehicle with that much ground clearance will also give you the ability to ford rivers and streams you may encounter on your trail. This is certainly the case with the Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon, with its full 33.6 inches of water fording ability. Yes, that’s almost 3-feet of water! With capabilities like these, there really is no stopping your Jeep Wrangler with the Xtreme Recon Package.
Maybe the best thing about the Xtreme Recon Package is its price. Jeep will add the package to your 2021 Wrangler Rubicon for an MSRP of just $3,995. Off-road extremes have never been this affordable before.
Other Great Features on the Way for Your Wrangler
Jeep also announced two additional awesome features for folks like you who want to push their Jeep Wranglers to extremes. First, if you are looking to buy a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, you can soon get it with an optional 4.88:1 axle ratio that provides a 100:1 crawl ratio, increasing the wheel torque necessary for getting up and over obstacles on the trail. This feature will be available on Wrangler Rubicon models with the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine and 6-speed manual transmission.
The other big news is the new Sunrider Flip Top roof for hardtop Jeep Wranglers. This top gives you the benefits of an easy opening soft top with the protection and durability of a hardtop. It is made from premium black twill fabric, so you know it will stand up to even the roughest extremes of weather. It’s also really easy to install. Simply remove the existing hardtop Freedom panels from your Jeep Wrangler, store them in a safe place in your garage, and, using the mounting rails and hardware in the kit, put your Sunrider Flip Top in place of the hardtop on your Wrangler.
The Sunrider Flip Top has an MSRP of $895, including everything you will need for installation. As Jeep’s Jim Morrison points out, “the easy-to-use Sunrider Flip Top for Hardtop fortifies Wrangler’s open-air spirit.” If you want to go back to the hardtop, simply remove the Sunrider Flip Top and replace your hardtop Freedom panels.
There Ain’t No in-Betweens When You Go to Jeep Wrangler Xtremes
If you want to know how far you can go, then you need to be someone willing to go to extremes. This is certainly the case with the new Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon package. While other 4×4 off-road vehicles claim to have exceptional capabilities, none of them can match a Jeep Wrangler, especially when you equip it with the off-road features of the Xtreme Recon package. This package doesn’t just add some badges and trim that look cool but don’t do anything to boost your vehicle’s performance. The Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon doesn’t just talk the talk; it walks the walk as well. If you are really into adventure, then you know you need the capabilities offered by this package. Get the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon Package and truly go to extremes when you’re out hitting the trail.