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Re: SCANDALOUS!!! 20" Wheels AND Trail Rated?!?!

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Old 05-03-2011, 06:00 PM
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Re: SCANDALOUS!!! 20" Wheels AND Trail Rated?!?!

My Jeep has QDII and Low Range.... so, if I put four the Trail Rated badges on my Jeep..... will it be twice as capable?

What about if I put a Turbo badge on it? Will it go faster.

It's obviously just a dealer mistake. The sky is not falling.
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Re: SCANDALOUS!!! 20" Wheels AND Trail Rated?!?!

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My Jeep has QDII and Low Range.... so, if I put four the Trail Rated badges on my Jeep..... will it be twice as capable?

What about if I put a Turbo badge on it? Will it go faster.

It's obviously just a dealer mistake. The sky is not falling.
A Turbo badge will get you a few HP but nothing like a "VTEC" sticker or painting your brake calipers yellow or red.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:48 PM
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Re: SCANDALOUS!!! 20" Wheels AND Trail Rated?!?!

What if I call it a Truck or Rig? Will that make it "tuffer"?
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:51 PM
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Re: SCANDALOUS!!! 20" Wheels AND Trail Rated?!?!

It is NOT a dealer mistake...have seen several at different dealerships now.

20" Wheels and NO skids plates???

I thought "Trail Rated" meant something.....apparently it doesn't anymore.

A acquaintance wanted a Trail Rated 2011 GC but with the 20" wheels. No can do is what he was told....he even spoke to the Jeep engineer that was on some of the commercials.

I think Jeep made a mistake...somewhere.
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Re: SCANDALOUS!!! 20" Wheels AND Trail Rated?!?!

Some are missing the point...."Trail Rated" means something...a certification of certain capabilities. I was told a factory GC with 20" is NOT Trail Rated. Moreover, it needs skid plates too.....
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:08 PM
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Re: SCANDALOUS!!! 20" Wheels AND Trail Rated?!?!

I completely understand your point mate.

But, for me, it simply doesn't matter. The fact is that a couple of very simple bolt-ons turn the vehicle into a "trail rated" Jeep..... it's not as if its genetic makeup is altered, it's merely the options it wears.

Personally, I'd buy a 20" wheeled version, "non trail rated" technically, add some decent 18" wheels with real off-road spec rubber, buy or make my own skid plates, and havething FAR superior to what Jeep call "Trail Rated".

I'd then sell or keep the 20's for road duty.
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Re: SCANDALOUS!!! 20" Wheels AND Trail Rated?!?!

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What if I call it a Truck or Rig? Will that make it "tuffer"?
hehehehehehe

If they made a "Rig" badge, it would automatically make the Jeep SUV a totally badass machine. We're talkin' Hummer H1 in camo paint badass here.
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Re: SCANDALOUS!!! 20" Wheels AND Trail Rated?!?!

but hummers have independent suspensions right? LOL
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Re: SCANDALOUS!!! 20" Wheels AND Trail Rated?!?!

Wasn't it "scandalous" when Bill Clinton had sex in the oval office? I'm not sure if this is to the same magnitude...

It's just a fancy sticker bro...
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Re: SCANDALOUS!!! 20" Wheels AND Trail Rated?!?!

What next, 4x2's being Trail Rated too? Nonsense.

From the Jeep website:

"TRAIL RATED - MADE TO OVERCOME
Before a Jeep® 4x4 is worthy of our name, we test it on some of the toughest off-road areas in the world, including Moab and the Rubicon Trail. If it passes these tests, in five categories - traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording - it gets a Trail Rated® badge, which means it can handle whatever obstacles you encounter.

And the video says...."That's why when properly equipped, your Jeep 4x4 is Trail Rated."

According to Jeep, Trail Rated has five performance categories Articulation, Traction, Maneuverability, Ground Clearance, and Water Fording. According to Jeep you would need at least the follow for Trail Rated: 4x4 - Off Road Break Traction Control - Skid Plates - All Terrain Tires.

The 70th should not have been badged Trail Rated, plain and simple as that. Jeep made a mistake.
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Re: SCANDALOUS!!! 20" Wheels AND Trail Rated?!?!

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No, it's not just a fancy sticker. Trail Rated is a certification by Jeep that it meets certain off-road capabilities.
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