When Jeep launched the brand new Wrangler JL a couple of years in the past, many off-roaders seen it had some large, wholesome wheel wells. And when the Rubicon trim hit the scene with 33 inch tires, it didn’t take lengthy for folk to check whether or not 35s would match with none extra suspension raise.
And, spoiler alert, they did.
So maybe it was solely a matter of time earlier than a 35 inch tire could be accessible as a manufacturing facility Wrangler choice, as a result of that’s precisely what simply rolled out of Toledo, Ohio with Jeep’s new Xtreme Recon bundle.
In case you’re questioning what all of the hubbub is about, 35 inch tires have been dang-near monster truck territory only a few a long time in the past.
For starters, let’s make it clear that the Xtreme Recon trim is actually a package-on-a-package, as a result of it’s solely accessible on Jeep Wrangler Rubicon fashions. (And it’s completely price mentioning that it’s additionally accessible on the brutal Wrangler Rubicon 392 V8.)
The tires are particularly LT315/70R17C BF Goodrich KO2 all-terrains they usually’re wrapped round new 17 inch wheels, which Jeep describes as “beadlock prepared.” Jeep additionally says some key off-roading specs have improved with the bigger tires too:
- Method angle: 47.4 levels
- Breakover angle: 26.7 levels
- Departure angle: 40.4 levels
- Floor clearance: 12.9 inches
- Water fording: 33.6 inches
However the wheel/tire combo is just a part of the magic right here.
The Wrangler Rubicon Xtreme Recon trim additionally tweaks the Jeep’s axle ratio to 4.56:1, so when paired with the non-obligatory six-speed handbook transmission, you will get a real 100:1 crawl ratio.
The phrase “Finest-in-Class” is tossed round so much in Jeep’s official Xtreme Recon press launch, little doubt because of the coming arrival of the Bronco by the top of summer time—it’s clear that Jeep is taking Ford’s new off-roader significantly.
And if 35 inch tires are the primary volley on this burgeoning rivalry, we’re excited to how the competitors heats up over the following few years.