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Old 11-08-2010, 07:34 PM
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Re: What makes the new GC Trail Rated? isn't mine...

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I've seen an SRT8 driving around here with a trail rated badge. Pathetic! Clearly ordered the badge online and stuck it on...should say street rated!

Mine is track rated

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Re: What makes the new GC Trail Rated? isn't mine...

In 2004 Jeep started using a special "Trail Rated" badge on certain Jeep vehicles to mark that that vehicle trail worthy according to Jeep's specifications. The vehicles holding a Trail Rated status are Wrangler, Liberty, and Grand Cherokee. Jeep has established a base line of qualities that dictates what makes a vehicle trail worthy.

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Definition: Trail Rated signifies that the vehicles have passed off road testing by the Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) -- which evaluates vehicles for traction, ground clearance, off road articulation, maneuverability, and water fording.
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The articulation standard indicates that when one or more wheels are elevated, the Jeep® 4x4 system helps the others stay on the ground longer to keep you moving. Suspensions enhance off-road performance by maximizing flexibility, axle articulation, and wheel travel.
Maneuverability
Jeep 4x4s can maneuver over and around the dirtiest, most challenging trails with their combination of precision steering, visibility, and generous wheelbases.
Traction
Even straight from the dealership Jeep® Trail Rated® 4x4s have enough traction to climb the type of hills most people would only attempt with a rope and a spotter. Jeep vehicles offer a variety of 4x4 systems to suit all kinds of terrain and driving conditions.
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Ground Clearance
Why prove that Jeep® 4x4s can climb over obscenely large obstacles? One day you'll need that capability, and you'll know you have it. Bring on the terrain.
Water Fording
If you find yourself face to face with a deep puddle, Jeep® 4x4s can help you get through it. Their ability to ford deep water is achieved with a sealed central venting system that protects drivetrain components from moisture.
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Re: What makes the new GC Trail Rated? isn't mine...

^ he wins
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:45 PM
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Re: What makes the new GC Trail Rated? isn't mine...

Patriot is also Trail Rated, as long as you have the Freedom Drive II package.
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Re: What makes the new GC Trail Rated? isn't mine...

Trail Rated adds all the under body skid plates and 18" wheels, I dont need a badge to tell me mine is Trail Rated ill just add the skid plates just dont want the 18" rims.
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Re: What makes the new GC Trail Rated? isn't mine...

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the 20" wheels arent trail rated
I was told back when I got the badge from Jeep for my ZJ that I was able to get the badge for free because all Jeeps that have a low range gear was "trail rated"

I guess Jeep changed it. Oh well, I got my badge..... I'm happy

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I've seen an SRT8 driving around here with a trail rated badge. Pathetic! Clearly ordered the badge online and stuck it on...should say street rated!
Maybe it was a clone....

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Patriot is also Trail Rated, as long as you have the Freedom Drive II package.
I know.... don't know how that happen only thing that is, is fuel rated
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Re: What makes the new GC Trail Rated? isn't mine...

IFS
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....mine is NOT trail rated.
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Re: What makes the new GC Trail Rated? isn't mine...

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trail rated adds all the under body skid plates and 18" wheels, i dont need a badge to tell me mine is trail rated ill just add the skid plates just dont want the 18" rims.

ditto !!!
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Re: What makes the new GC Trail Rated? isn't mine...

Mine is the hemi with the Quadratrac II system. Factory 18's and no skids. Still came with the badge. I think that low and 18's are are you need. I always debadged my jeeps and have a couple of badges on the door of my shelves if anybody wants one. One is stock and the other I blacked out the background.
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Re: What makes the new GC Trail Rated? isn't mine...

Are the skid plates really simple to put on? How much are they for the set of 3? And what tires are you guys getting for your 18's?

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Re: What makes the new GC Trail Rated? isn't mine...

I don't need no stinkin' badges.



Go ahead, click the image. And yes, this pales in comparison to "real" off-roading. (but hey, I make the best out of the areas I go to)
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^ur awesome!
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