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Old 04-16-2013, 07:27 PM
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

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I noticed on the build order thread that Milous put out that there is a Fall placeholder for the Trailhawk II release. For those excited about this prospect, where will you take yours, assuming it stays as capable as the Prototype?

I'm thinking Moab for sure, Ouray, and some of the sand / mud trails here in the East?

I'm so tempted to try the Rubicon (I followed a lifted older Grand last August); just don't know if I can afford the repairs.

Where would YOU go?

If it costs as much as I think it will I think I will be taking it to work alot!
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:53 AM
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The recently introduced new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel V-6 has instantly delighted off-road enthusiasts across North America. With the introduction of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept, Jeep designers have taken the most awarded SUV ever and created the most extreme Grand Cherokee yet. Powered by the new clean EcoDiesel engine, this Grand Cherokee has mountains of low-end torque to power over any obstacle. From its blood-orange paint, to its massive 35-inch off-road tires, there's no mistaking this Grand Cherokee and its off-road prowess.

The 2014 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept – the third Grand Cherokee created for Easter Jeep since 2011 - features 35-inch Mickey Thompson off-road tires on Wrangler Rubicon 17-inch aluminum wheels, enlarged wheel openings with custom fender flares, custom front and rear skid plates, dual rear tow hooks and modified Mopar rock rails.

Custom design cues include a Grand Cherokee SRT hood, SRT front and rear fascias that have been modified for extra ground clearance, a black front grille, a matte black roof and one-off custom roof rails. The body is finished in a vibrant, non-metallic blood-orange hue that also manages to draw attention to the larger wheel openings and off-road tires.

Mopar slush mats and rear cargo liner enhance Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept's interior.
Yah, yah, yah. It's purty and all, but did ya put the darn ELSD back in the front?!

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:01 PM
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

I believe that the QDII has the ELSD, and it is in the back. Not the same as a "true" locker of a live axle like the Rubicon Wrangler.

If I had to pick, I'd pick a rear locker...did most of the Rubicon Trail with only rear locker. The front locker is great but can limit turning radius on tight trails. The Cherokee (not the Grand) that is coming out advertises "lockers"...wonder if they really are or if they are just limited slip? Since I'm sure they have independent front and rear suspension...

Anyway, I'm with you in hoping for real lockers, but will settle for the ELSD as the Quadra Drive II is THAT good. I've taken my older 2002 Overland places I would never dream of taking my military HMMWV.

Here's to hoping!!!!
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WJ QD had LSD both front and rear. WK QDII had ELSD both front and rear. WK2 "QDII" only has ELSD in the rear.

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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Ouch! Then I hope you are right and we get front and back elec lim slip. Good catch!
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

I changed my mind and agree that they should keep the 35s, but my hunch is that they will not. I don't know how much would go into changing the body lines/fender flare etc... and how much that would disrupt production. Maybe someone on the inside can give us some more info.
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Agreed... I actually just watched another video of it at Moab and am a bit worried at the lack of wheel well clearance as it went over the rocks. The article said it was at max lift (rock level 2) but...seemed like there might be rubbing if it went faster than 2 or 3 mph. The driver was VERY cautious as he drove over what seemed like only moderate terrain.

Hopefully they can give a modest lift with minimal fender interference.

But keep those 35's!!!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:58 AM
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Agreed... I actually just watched another video of it at Moab and am a bit worried at the lack of wheel well clearance as it went over the rocks. The article said it was at max lift (rock level 2) but...seemed like there might be rubbing if it went faster than 2 or 3 mph. The driver was VERY cautious as he drove over what seemed like only moderate terrain.

Hopefully they can give a modest lift with minimal fender interference.

But keep those 35's!!!!
It can't be at rock level 2!, it has the steel spring suspension not Air suspension
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All I know is that there seemed to be minimal clearance at the wheel well and the driver was VERY tentative. There was something written on one article about it being forced to a high rock level to help with tire clearance.

I hope I'm wrong!!!
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It can't be at rock level 2!, it has the steel spring suspension not Air suspension
I don't recall seeing/reading that. Can you post confirmation somewhere.
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Glad I bought mine before the new body style came out. Not a fan.
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

It has quadralift doesent that require air suspension?
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