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Re: How to Transform a Regular Overland into a Trail Rated Overland

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According to Jeep, the Off Road Adventure Group II package that makes an everyday 4WD 2012 Overland WK2 into a trail ready Overland consist of:

18x8.0" Aluminum Polished Wheels
P265/60R18 OWL Michelin On/off Road Tires
Electronic Limited Slip Rear Differential (w/5.7L)
Quadra-Drive II 4wd System (w/5.7L)
Skid Plate Group (Fuel Tank, Transfer Case, Front Suspension, Underbody)
Tow Hooks
Trail Rated Badge

For the Limited and Laredo:

P245/70R17 OWL On/Off Road Tires (Laredo)
P265/60R18 OWL On/Off Road Tires (Limited)
Hill Descent Control
Quadra-Trac II 4WD System (Laredo)
Selec-Terrain System
Skid Plate Group (Fuel Tank, Transfer Case, Front Suspension, Underbody)
Spare Tire, Full Size with Steel Spare Wheel
Tow Hooks
Trail Rated Badge
thanks, thats a reasonably detailed list for the 2012 WK2.
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:27 PM
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Re: How to Transform a Regular Overland into a Trail Rated Overland

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If all he wants is the bling, go to Quadratec or Jeep and buy the badge.

If he wants to take it off road, he needs to spend some money.
How do you explain the 70th Anniversary Edition with 20" wheels being trail rated?
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Re: How to Transform a Regular Overland into a Trail Rated Overland

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You will also be missing the badge and accoridng to literature, the Off Road Adventure II pacakge gives you extra protection on cabling/wires which you won't be able to add.
I am interested on this subject. What literature states this? Having owned one with the off road package I haven't see any additional wrapping of cables that wasn't present in my new one without off road.
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Re: How to Transform a Regular Overland into a Trail Rated Overland

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... I haven't see any additional wrapping of cables that wasn't present in my new one without off road.
I had the same question, but I just assumed that the skid plates would protect, but that was just a guess.
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Re: How to Transform a Regular Overland into a Trail Rated Overland

ONLY the Off Road Adventure Group II package with the V8 will give you ELSD and QDII.

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The stock 20" tires are only Goodyear Fortera All-Season tires, strictly for street use (WILL get stuck in mud). The 18" tires in the OR pkg are Michelin Latitude Tour M/S tires (PROBABLY WILL get stuck in mud). As others have said, you need 18" M/S or A/T tires.

You also didn't mention if you have the Hemi = ELS, QDII, & 3.45 rear = better off-road (with better tires).
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Re: How to Transform a Regular Overland into a Trail Rated Overland

Trail Rated is a marketing scam.
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Re: How to Transform a Regular Overland into a Trail Rated Overland

http://www.jeep.com/en/jeep_capabilities/trail_rated/

Click that then select Water Fording at the bottom right. Here's the language.

"Trail Rated Jeep 4X4s feature additional electrical and body sealing, along with a high air intake location for optimum water fording capability."

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I am interested on this subject. What literature states this? Having owned one with the off road package I haven't see any additional wrapping of cables that wasn't present in my new one without off road.
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I had the same question, but I just assumed that the skid plates would protect, but that was just a guess.
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Re: How to Transform a Regular Overland into a Trail Rated Overland

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http://www.jeep.com/en/jeep_capabilities/trail_rated/
along with a high air intake location for optimum water fording capability."
The placement of the air intake on a Trail Rated Summit appears to be exactly the same as a "regular" Overland.
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Re: How to Transform a Regular Overland into a Trail Rated Overland

i forgot to say that i bought a V6.
but i will have the select terrain, QL, the trail rated badge i can buy it. the tires i will upgrade them for 275/55/20 A/T tires this gives me more sidewall, although i wont be making any rock climbing just mud offroading.
so what i will need is the skid plates (Fuel Tank, Transfer Case, Front Suspension, Underbody), the Tow Hook.
Do i have the ELSD with the V6 or can i update this like a software update in the dealer?
finally do i also need the QDII? or again can i update this with a software update?
Also is it true about the additional protection for water folding?
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Re: How to Transform a Regular Overland into a Trail Rated Overland

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For the Limited and Laredo:

P245/70R17 OWL On/Off Road Tires (Laredo)
P265/60R18 OWL On/Off Road Tires (Limited)
I think the Laredo X also gets 18" wheels, based on window sticker PDFs I've seen at dealer sites. (I'm interested in ORA1 package on an X, so have been trying to confirm that.)

Excerpt from a sticker...

Off-Road Adventure I Package $ 950
Front Suspension Skid Plate
Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield
Hill Descent Control
P265/60R18 OWL All Season On/Off-Road Tires
Quadra-Trac II 4WD System
Selec-Terrain System
Skid Plate Group
Steel Spare Wheel
Tow Hooks
"Trail Rated" Badge
Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield
Underbody Skid Plate
Full-Size Spare Tire
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Re: How to Transform a Regular Overland into a Trail Rated Overland

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http://www.jeep.com/en/jeep_capabilities/trail_rated/

Click that then select Water Fording at the bottom right. Here's the language.

"Trail Rated Jeep 4X4s feature additional electrical and body sealing, along with a high air intake location for optimum water fording capability."

Maybe on select Jeep's (or cheaper) it doesn't state the GC which I haven't noticed any differences and the air intake it in the same location. If anything all 2012's will have better intake protection with the new baffle put in place late 2011.
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Re: How to Transform a Regular Overland into a Trail Rated Overland

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ONLY the Off Road Adventure Group II package with the V8 will give you ELSD and QDII.
I didn't say that you need ELSD or QDII for the Bling Badge, just saying what would make it better for off-road and mud. Lockers would be even better, but their not available, so ELSD in the rear is all we got. By the way, the 3.45 rear is only available with the V8 also, so I guess the V8 makes it a better trail rated (bling badge) vehicle.
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