Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 08-02-2012, 11:38 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Posts: 605
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 381814
Aiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
First Jeeping trip in my WK2

Took my Jeep on some easy to moderate trails nearby (70 miles from where I live) this past weekend. I am happy to say that the Jeep performed great and exceeded my expectations. I had to use 4-Lo in some sections (I made some wrong turns on the trails) where it was a very rocky.

My Jeep is stock except for the wheels and 32" tires (Dueler AT) from a 2012 JKU. There were some very steep sections with ton of rocks and I used the 4-Lo (plus Hill Descent Control when coming down). The Jeep did these sections really really well.

Here are few pictures.







This is what happens if you do not pay attention.


The below picture is what's on the other side of the ridge.
__________________

__________________
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2008 Porsche Cayenne S
2002 Aprilia SL1000R
2000 Porsche Boxster (Sold)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE (Sold and still missed)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-02-2012, 11:46 AM
Shutterbug57's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 85
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 877
Shutterbug57 is on a distinguished road
Re: First Jeeping trip in my WK2

So, was the wreck already there or did it come with you?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-02-2012, 12:28 PM
letsgomets's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 132
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1193
letsgomets is on a distinguished road
Re: First Jeeping trip in my WK2

So that's where my car ended up
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-02-2012, 12:42 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Posts: 605
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 381814
Aiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: First Jeeping trip in my WK2

The wreck was already there. Looks like someone had a bad day.
The trails were kinda narrow and tilted towards the slope in some areas. I can see how one can roll over if they went too fast in those sections.

That wreck kinda scared the wife.... since our 20 month old was also in the Jeep.
__________________
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2008 Porsche Cayenne S
2002 Aprilia SL1000R
2000 Porsche Boxster (Sold)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE (Sold and still missed)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-02-2012, 03:47 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: CLT
Posts: 298
Thanks: 6
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 310354
jeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond repute
Re: First Jeeping trip in my WK2

Great pics. How about a close up pic (side profile) of your wk2? Your wheel/ tire size looks proportionally perfect for a wk2. 17 or 18" rims (can't rememeber what's on Wranglers these days)?

Al
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-02-2012, 03:52 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 538
Thanks: 46
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 164007
JRNYC has a reputation beyond reputeJRNYC has a reputation beyond reputeJRNYC has a reputation beyond reputeJRNYC has a reputation beyond reputeJRNYC has a reputation beyond reputeJRNYC has a reputation beyond reputeJRNYC has a reputation beyond reputeJRNYC has a reputation beyond reputeJRNYC has a reputation beyond reputeJRNYC has a reputation beyond reputeJRNYC has a reputation beyond repute
Re: First Jeeping trip in my WK2

Amazing
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-02-2012, 03:56 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Posts: 605
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 381814
Aiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: First Jeeping trip in my WK2

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepinAl View Post
Great pics. How about a close up pic (side profile) of your wk2? Your wheel/ tire size looks proportionally perfect for a wk2. 17 or 18" rims (can't rememeber what's on Wranglers these days)?

Al
The wheels are 18". They fill the wheel wells perfectly well and I really like the way they look. They have more side wall compared to the stock latitudes as well.

__________________
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2008 Porsche Cayenne S
2002 Aprilia SL1000R
2000 Porsche Boxster (Sold)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE (Sold and still missed)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-03-2012, 09:03 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: CLT
Posts: 298
Thanks: 6
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 310354
jeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond reputejeepinAl has a reputation beyond repute
Re: First Jeeping trip in my WK2

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-03-2012, 09:08 AM
andyh's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: ILM, NC
Posts: 371
Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 2213
andyh has a reputation beyond reputeandyh has a reputation beyond reputeandyh has a reputation beyond reputeandyh has a reputation beyond reputeandyh has a reputation beyond reputeandyh has a reputation beyond reputeandyh has a reputation beyond reputeandyh has a reputation beyond reputeandyh has a reputation beyond reputeandyh has a reputation beyond reputeandyh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: First Jeeping trip in my WK2

nice pics
__________________
This is my sig
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-03-2012, 10:31 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
Posts: 308
Thanks: 9
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1629
MikeD is on a distinguished road
Re: First Jeeping trip in my WK2

Cool pics, where was this? Look's like a fun trail.
__________________
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland V8-Traded in
2008 BMW M3 Sedan
1992 Corvette LT1
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-03-2012, 11:49 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 283
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 1120
turbospartan is on a distinguished road
Garage
Re: First Jeeping trip in my WK2

Awesome Aiyer - where was this?

I live in Denver and just picked up my Altitude last night. Definitely want to eventually get on to some trails like this. Any "easy" ones you can suggest in the Front Range area?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-03-2012, 01:33 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Posts: 605
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 381814
Aiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: First Jeeping trip in my WK2

MikeD, Turbospartan,

These were on the Argentine Pass and McClellan Ridge Road near Georgetown. They are pretty easy trails.
Traildamage lists a bunch of trails. You can sort them by levels of difficulty.

http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=60

For the long weekend, I am doing some Jeeping in Ouray and Telluride areas. Skid plates are being delivered today... so I should be set for that trip.

Let me know if you guys are planning on driving this again.. i will probably tag along too.

Cheers,
-A
__________________

__________________
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2008 Porsche Cayenne S
2002 Aprilia SL1000R
2000 Porsche Boxster (Sold)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE (Sold and still missed)
Reply With Quote
Reply

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
WK2 Trip - San Juan Mountains Meso Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 76 10-02-2013 08:40 PM
First road trip in the WK2...my thoughts... SW03ES Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 21 11-30-2011 12:32 AM
First camping trip in the WK2 JEEPJAX10 Members Rides-Showoff 5 10-05-2011 10:29 PM
Jeeping in Moab IndyBob Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 6 03-03-2011 12:59 PM
Road Trip to get my WK2 bpmcgee Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11 12-14-2010 04:36 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community