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Re: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk takes on the Rubicon Trail

I'm not sure what the big deal is anyway? How many STOCK vehicles are going to go through that trail, unscathed? Grimmjpr just mentioned he did it in a JK Rubicon, with a lift and 33's... and still experienced quite a bit of damage.

Are there many (any?) stock vehicles that would make it through with no problems?


Additionally, I've taken my WK2 on some trails out here in Colorado. Most are in the 2-4 difficulty range, and to be honest.... I'm really not looking to get into trails that are much rougher than a level 4. I bet its a ton of fun taking a lifted Wrangler, with locked front and rear, winches, etc, on some hairy trails.... but that isn't something you really want to do in your daily driver. Well, at least for me it isn't.

I use my WK2 to get to places that the general population wouldn't get to / even try to get to. Not saying it is super difficult by any means, but there hasn't been a situation I've encountered yet where I couldn't where I wanted to go. Again, not doing any crazy rock crawling but I also haven't really found a need to do those trails. If you're seeking out those types of trails, a Grand Cherokee probably isn't want you are looking for. Same goes for a Range Rover, 4Runner, Tahoe, and most other vehicles... besides pretty much a souped up Wrangler, or older XJ, or lifted Taco, etc.

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Re: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk takes on the Rubicon Trail

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I'm not sure what the big deal is anyway? How many STOCK vehicles are going to go through that trail, unscathed? Grimmjpr just mentioned he did it in a JK Rubicon, with a lift and 33's... and still experienced quite a bit of damage.

Are there many (any?) stock vehicles that would make it through with no problems?


Additionally, I've taken my WK2 on some trails out here in Colorado. Most are in the 2-4 difficulty range, and to be honest.... I'm really not looking to get into trails that are much rougher than a level 4. I bet its a ton of fun taking a lifted Wrangler, with locked front and rear, winches, etc, on some hairy trails.... but that isn't something you really want to do in your daily driver. Well, at least for me it isn't.

I use my WK2 to get to places that the general population wouldn't get to / even try to get to. Not saying it is super difficult by any means, but there hasn't been a situation I've encountered yet where I couldn't where I wanted to go. Again, not doing any crazy rock crawling but I also haven't really found a need to do those trails. If you're seeking out those types of trails, a Grand Cherokee probably isn't want you are looking for. Same goes for a Range Rover, 4Runner, Tahoe, and most other vehicles... besides pretty much a souped up Wrangler, or older XJ, or lifted Taco, etc.
Here Here . . . Well Stated TURBO, I totally agree with all your "common-sensicleness"! Couldn't of said so better, eccept with perhaps some rye-dry humor thrown in for good measure ! So True, even stock Rubicons have to "bite the bullett" and do a "go-'round" once in awhile, IF they want to get home in 1 piece ! No Ruby Trail for this guys Laredo.
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Re: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk takes on the Rubicon Trail

Agree almost 100% with Turbospartan's comments, so far there very very happy with the off road capabilities of my WK2, mine is complete stock, only change wheels/tires for some off road trips...and thats it...my WK2 takes me everywhere, and when I get back a good wash/detailing...and its a pleasure to drive it on the roads.
Dont know of another vehicle that lets me enjoy paved roads as well as off road with such ease.
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Re: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk takes on the Rubicon Trail

I have been driving my Grand Cherokee Trailhawk for 4 days now. And while i don't have any off roading experience yet or try and take on the Rubicon, But I did jump a tall curb in order to get out of line at the drive thru at Taco Bell and my 2017 GC Trailhawk handled it in a very badass way.
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