Beating Sasquatch: Package Outperforms Off-Road Bronco Specs.
Following the launch of the Xtreme Recon edition for the four-door Wrangler last year, Jeep has now extended the package to include the two-door 2024 Wrangler. This latest addition, known as the Xtreme 35 Tire Package, outfits the rugged vehicle with enormous 35-inch tires, making it the first ever Wrangler to boast such impressive wheels.
Offered for the two-door Wrangler Willys and Rubicon versions, the Xtreme 35 Tire Package consists of 17-inch wheels that are capable of beadlock and are fitted with BF Goodrich KO2 all-terrain tires. In addition to the notable improvement in tires, the bundle also comes with a 1.5-inch increase in height from the factory, along with custom-tuned shocks, a 4.56:1 axle ratio, and a reinforced swing gate to support the weight of the sizable spare tire.
According to Bill Peffer, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America, “These 35-inch BF Goodrich KO2 tires on the two-door Willys and Rubicon models provide unparalleled capability, with an impressive 32.4 degree breakover angle, straight from the factory and backed by a factory warranty.”
In addition to its impressive breakover angle, the Xtreme 35 Tire Package on the two-door Wrangler Willys and Rubicon models allows for a 47.2º approach angle, a 40.4º departure angle, 12.6 inches of ground clearance, and the ability to wade through 34 inches of water.The Xtreme 35 Tire Package adds extra capabilities to the already capable Willys and Rubicon models of the two-door Wrangler. With this package, drivers can achieve a remarkable 47.2º approach angle, a 40.4º departure angle, and an impressive 34-inch water-wading capability, along with 12.6 inches of ground clearance. These features make these Jeep models even more versatile and able to take on the toughest terrains.
According to these figures, the Wrangler, equipped with 35-inch tires, dominates its competitors, particularly the Ford Bronco Sasquatch. Even though the Sasquatch option has been an option for two-door models from the start, it falls short with a breakover angle of 29º, approach angle of 43.2º, departure angle of 37.2º, ground clearance measurement of 11.6 inches, and maximum water fording depth of 34 inches.
It is crucial to emphasize that Jeep’s Xtreme 35 Tire package includes durable beadlock-capable wheels paired with versatile all-terrain tires, while Ford’s Sasquatch package boasts powerful BSW mud-terrain rubbers.
Jeep’s new Xtreme 35 Tire Package is specifically designed for models equipped with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The cost for this package is $4,495, the same as the price for four-door models. Orders are currently being taken for the Rubicon version, with production set to start in March. However, those interested in the two-door Wrangler Willys will have to wait until later in the quarter for ordering to begin.
Although the Xtreme 35 Tire Package was previously only offered as an option for Rubicon and Willys models, it is now included as a standard feature in the two-door Rubicon X. However, this upgrade comes at a significant cost, with a base MSRP of $62,295 (excluding the $1,895 destination fee), compared to its previous price of $56,795 without the Xtreme 35 Tire Package.
The 2024 Jeep Gladiator offers the option of equipping 35-inch tires through the recently introduced AEV Off-Road packages.