First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014 - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 03-23-2015, 04:59 PM
bulhas's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 52
Thanks: 3
Thanked 24 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 1249
bulhas is on a distinguished road
Garage
First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

Well guys its been a while since ive been here, its also been a while since I did this trip! I will say while the eco-diesel is a blast in the desert, it needs some serious improvements before hitting the rocks!



One get skids! Just do it, dont question it, do it!
two - tires c rated tires are not enough you will tear them apart!
three - sliders are your friends

A little history

I typically wheel a rig with 37" tires so going to 32's is something new to me! Dealing with the lack of clearance is something else and approach angle is another

The trip!

Edmonton, ALberta to Morrison Jeep Trail in Wyoming!
Cody, Wyoming to Salt Lake City for sliders from Rocky Road Outfitters
SLC to Moab, Utah
Moab, Utah to Denver, Colorado
Denver to Edmonton, Alberta

We decided we wanted to break a couple rules and go do Morrison Jeep Trail with bassically a stock 2015 JGC Overland Eco-Diesel, to my knowledge the first WK2 up Morrison

This trail was gruesome on this poor machine, A my buddy had to drive because he doesnt know how to manage his water intake and had heat stroke so I had to spot most of Morrison on my own

Morrison is beautiful in its own regard its something else to just drive to the trail head!

The hardest part of this trail is the countless back and forth switchbacks due to the Jeeps piss poor turning radius and lack of sliders at the time we had to back up a couple times to re adjust making a for very long day

Heres some pictures



















__________________
2014 GC Overland EcoDiesel - Yakima cross bars - Tepui Auntana RTT - P3 Tek brake controller
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to bulhas For This Useful Post:
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-23-2015, 05:00 PM
bulhas's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 52
Thanks: 3
Thanked 24 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 1249
bulhas is on a distinguished road
Garage
Elephant Hill!!!

So we got our first major door ding on Morrison we installed rockyroad outfitter sliders in SLC KOA campground SHHHH dont tell them hahahahaha

So we needed to put them to the test...... right?????
Little did we knew we'd cause more damage

Here is some pictures to show our travels, free cookies for the first to tell me damages on this trail























__________________
2014 GC Overland EcoDiesel - Yakima cross bars - Tepui Auntana RTT - P3 Tek brake controller
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to bulhas For This Useful Post:
  #3  
Old 03-23-2015, 05:00 PM
bulhas's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 52
Thanks: 3
Thanked 24 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 1249
bulhas is on a distinguished road
Garage
Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014





















__________________
2014 GC Overland EcoDiesel - Yakima cross bars - Tepui Auntana RTT - P3 Tek brake controller
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to bulhas For This Useful Post:
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 03-23-2015, 05:00 PM
bulhas's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 52
Thanks: 3
Thanked 24 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 1249
bulhas is on a distinguished road
Garage
Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

sub 3
__________________
2014 GC Overland EcoDiesel - Yakima cross bars - Tepui Auntana RTT - P3 Tek brake controller
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-23-2015, 05:25 PM
cherryredjeep's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2013 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: southeast pa.
Posts: 381
Thanks: 64
Thanked 43 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 2277
cherryredjeep has a reputation beyond reputecherryredjeep has a reputation beyond reputecherryredjeep has a reputation beyond reputecherryredjeep has a reputation beyond reputecherryredjeep has a reputation beyond reputecherryredjeep has a reputation beyond reputecherryredjeep has a reputation beyond reputecherryredjeep has a reputation beyond reputecherryredjeep has a reputation beyond reputecherryredjeep has a reputation beyond reputecherryredjeep has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

Thanks for sharing some great pics of your jeep adventure!
__________________
13 JGC OVERLAND *IIIIIII*Traded for a 15 Hellcat M6 B5 Blue
04 JGC LIM.
01 DODGE RAM 2500 CUMMINS
68 DODGE DART GTS 340
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cherryredjeep For This Useful Post:
  #6  
Old 03-23-2015, 05:26 PM
bulhas's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 52
Thanks: 3
Thanked 24 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 1249
bulhas is on a distinguished road
Garage
Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

more to come
__________________
2014 GC Overland EcoDiesel - Yakima cross bars - Tepui Auntana RTT - P3 Tek brake controller
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-23-2015, 05:56 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 697
Thanks: 144
Thanked 81 Times in 73 Posts
Rep Power: 8111
XKTrail has a reputation beyond reputeXKTrail has a reputation beyond reputeXKTrail has a reputation beyond reputeXKTrail has a reputation beyond reputeXKTrail has a reputation beyond reputeXKTrail has a reputation beyond reputeXKTrail has a reputation beyond reputeXKTrail has a reputation beyond reputeXKTrail has a reputation beyond reputeXKTrail has a reputation beyond reputeXKTrail has a reputation beyond repute
Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

Fantastically awesome pics! Looking forward to more! How did you get the 17" rubicon wheels to fit a Eco-D?


Sent from NSA Surveillance Van #574
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to XKTrail For This Useful Post:
  #8  
Old 03-23-2015, 06:04 PM
bulhas's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 52
Thanks: 3
Thanked 24 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 1249
bulhas is on a distinguished road
Garage
Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason911 View Post
Fantastically awesome pics! Looking forward to more! How did you get the 17" rubicon wheels to fit a Eco-D?


Sent from NSA Surveillance Van #574
2.5" wheel spacers for a JK, I used splined open acorns onto the factory brakes, and than closed splined acorns for the JK rim to the Jeep

When I replace the tires this year, ill be putting on 2.75" spacers as that little 1/4" inch of space would be nice for rim to brake clearance
__________________
2014 GC Overland EcoDiesel - Yakima cross bars - Tepui Auntana RTT - P3 Tek brake controller
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bulhas For This Useful Post:
  #9  
Old 03-23-2015, 06:24 PM
Benn0's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 2,181
Thanks: 116
Thanked 363 Times in 279 Posts
Rep Power: 18984
Benn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

Was the airdam a casualty, or removed on purpose?

Great pics!!!
__________________
MY14 Grand Cherokee LTD CRD - ORA2 & QL | Mopar 18" Night Fever Rims & Rock Rails | Chief Recovery Hooks & Sump Skid Plate | STMaxx 275/65R18
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Benn0 For This Useful Post:
  #10  
Old 03-23-2015, 06:32 PM
bulhas's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 52
Thanks: 3
Thanked 24 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 1249
bulhas is on a distinguished road
Garage
Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benn0 View Post
Was the airdam a casualty, or removed on purpose?

Great pics!!!
casualty hahahaha along with my passenger rear door
__________________
2014 GC Overland EcoDiesel - Yakima cross bars - Tepui Auntana RTT - P3 Tek brake controller
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-23-2015, 06:52 PM
GunninIt's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: California
Posts: 199
Thanks: 15
Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 1882
GunninIt has a reputation beyond reputeGunninIt has a reputation beyond reputeGunninIt has a reputation beyond reputeGunninIt has a reputation beyond reputeGunninIt has a reputation beyond reputeGunninIt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

Fantastic! Looks like an excellent trip.

Thanks for sharing.
__________________
2014 GC Limited CRD Bright White/Black LuxII ORAII RA4



The 3.6 in my JKUR is like 6 drunk hamsters banging on bongos. -dugedug
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-23-2015, 08:59 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 41
Thanks: 4
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 1055
RockTrout is on a distinguished road
Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

Impressive! Thanks for sharing all the photos. You captured some of my favorite places in the country.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2014, jeep

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
first use of hill descent control .... problem? 1200RT-P Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 21 05-23-2016 10:25 PM
8 September Order Date for '15 Diesel WK2 Still Holding? muzhik 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 7 09-09-2014 04:22 PM
Considering "elephant hose mod" CRD Dawg Export & Diesel Powered Jeep Models 14 07-31-2012 11:02 AM
First Jeep-Kitts Hill, Ohio Jeepgirl1734 New Members - Welcome! 17 02-18-2012 03:51 PM
Elephant! soontobesrt Grand Cherokee SRT8 - WK 4 06-21-2010 07:21 PM

» Premium Vendor Showcase
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.