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Re: Trail Rated?

To answer your question. I believe the extra water protection might only apply to the wrangles. I doubt they change major wiring and intake components on any models over the standard. I think it is more of a marketing thing than anything else.
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Re: Trail Rated?

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I have a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee overland with Quadra trac II and Quadra Lift but it was not trail rated anyone know regarding water fording if non trail rated overlands have the extra water resistant electrical parts and higher intakes like they say trail rated have ?i

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All trailrated means is 18" off road tires [useless Michilins] ,tow hooks and skid plates. No wiring , intake , or other differences from any other GC.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:12 AM
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Re: Trail Rated?

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Yeah, I'm another one that didn't get the badge but was supposed to because I bought it with OR1 package (and it was even listed on the window sticker).

As for water fording... I'm not sure. I, too, have read a few things about supposed better protection for some of the wiring, but have no idea if it's true. I've only read about it here; never seen anything about it anywhere else. So if it's true, not sure where these people got the info. If not true, I suspect some people are just assuming it's the case because they know it was something done on previous Wranglers or whatnot.
it talks about the extra protection for wiring and the raised intake in the waterfording section on the jeep trailed page - grand cherokee is included in this. it says that when you get a trail-rated JGC (or other jeep) you get this extra water protection that enables you to waterford to greater depths.

i wonder though if all jeeps really have this protection and that jeep is just trying to make their trail-rating sound better.

from the jeep trail-rated page: Your Trail Rated® Jeep® vehicle features additional electrical and body sealing, along with a high air intake for optimum water fording+ capability.

http://www.jeep.com/en/jeep_capabilities/trail_rated/
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:53 AM
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Re: Trail Rated?

would you seriously even consider taking a 40 thou+ vehicle in water deeper than the door sills i know i wouldnt even if they claim it will ford 20 inches im not doin it. and as mentioned seriously doubt theres any wiring differance or intake. i can picture the guy who was dictating the wording that went in the manual doing the jerk off motion in the air as he was adding those words in the manual
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Re: Trail Rated?

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it talks about the extra protection for wiring and the raised intake in the waterfording section on the jeep trailed page - grand cherokee is included in this. it says that when you get a trail-rated JGC (or other jeep) you get this extra water protection that enables you to waterford to greater depths.

i wonder though if all jeeps really have this protection and that jeep is just trying to make their trail-rating sound better.

from the jeep trail-rated page: Your Trail Rated® Jeep® vehicle features additional electrical and body sealing, along with a high air intake for optimum water fording+ capability.

http://www.jeep.com/en/jeep_capabilities/trail_rated/
Intake height is the same on all WK2s...above the driver side headlight.
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Re: Trail Rated?

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i wonder though if all jeeps really have this protection and that jeep is just trying to make their trail-rating sound better.

from the jeep trail-rated page: Your Trail Rated® Jeep® vehicle features additional electrical and body sealing, along with a high air intake for optimum water fording+ capability.

http://www.jeep.com/en/jeep_capabilities/trail_rated/
I think you've got it there - Jeep isn't saying its Trail Rated vehicles are built differently from non Trail Rated Jeeps (other than tires, skid plates, tow hooks). I suspect they are comparing to other vehicles in its class, or at least some other vehicles in its class.
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Re: Trail Rated?

In order to get the trail rating badge from the factory is to buy the Offroad Adventure I or II package. This means that you have met the five requirements, which are, traction, ground clearance, water fording, manuverability, and articulation. To achieve this you need the towhooks, 4X4, 18" wheels, and skidplates. The ORA II gives you the Quadralift, select-terrain and quadra drive II if equiped with the Hemi. All it basically says is that you can take the Jeep offroad and do some wheelin'. Although the non-trail rated JGC can also go offroad the trail rated version is certified to meet the five requirements that a more serious wheeler will need.
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To achieve this you need the towhooks, 4X4, 18" wheels, and skidplates. The ORA II gives you the Quadralift, select-terrain and quadra drive II if equiped with the Hemi
OR1 gives you Select Terrain, too.
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OR1 gives you Select Terrain, too.

Cool. Didn't know that.
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Re: Trail Rated?

Remember, 4x4 JGC w/HEMI and 18" wheels comes with the badge and noted on sticker. I have one.
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Hemi engine gives you Quadra Trac II (4-low) and Selec Terrain too - on Laredo X.

All Limited and Overlands have it too.
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All Weather Capability Groups on Laredo gives Quadra Trac II (4-low) and Selec Terrain too.
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